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Department of Neurology

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Dr. Cruz-Flores Salvador Cruz-Flores, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair, Neurology

Dr. Cruz-Flores attended medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. He continued his training completing Neurology residency and a two year fellowship in cerebrovascular diseases and Neuro-Critical Care at Saint Louis University. He also obtained a Masters degree in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Saint Louis University School of Public Health. Dr. Cruz-Flores is board certified in Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neuro-Imaging, and Neuro-Critical Care. Dr. Cruz-Flores joined Texas Tech Department of Neurology as of May 1, 2013 and will provide inpatient and outpatient services at our affiliated hospitals in reference to Neuro-Critical care and treatment, and stroke consult.

Gustavo Jose Rodriguez, M.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Neurology

Dr. Rodriguez completed his medical training at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He received his Neurology Residency Training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Vascular Neurology, Neuro-Critical Care, and Endovascular Surgical Neuro-Radiology. He joined Texas Tech Department of Neurology as of March 1, 2013 and will be providing inpatient and outpatient services at our affiliated hospitals conducting Neuro-Interventional procedures, Neuro-Critical Care and Treatment, and stroke consults.

Albert Cuetter, M.D.
Professor, Neurology

Dr. Cuetter received his medical degree from Cartegena Medical School, South America, and completed his Neurology residency from Northwestern University Medical School, (NUMC) Chicago. In addition, Dr. Cuetter also completed an Electromyography (EMG) Fellowship from NUMC. He is currently a Board Certified Physician at the Department of Neurology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and has been at TTUHSC since 1990. Dr. Cuetter manages all neurological conditions of Neurology with specialty in EMG procedures and readings.

Richard Brower, M.D.
Associate Professor, Neurology

Dr. Brower received his medical degree and completed his residency from the University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Texas. In addition, Dr. Brower also completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is currently a Board Certified Physician at the Department of Neurology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and has been at TTUHSC since 2009. Dr. Brower's specialty is Epilepsy.

Alberto Maud, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Dr. Maud received his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Cordoba, Argentina and completed his residency from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. In addition, Dr. Maud also completed a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is currently a Board Certified Physician at the Department of Neurology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and has been at TTUHSC since 2010. Dr. Maud's specialty is stroke and neuro-interventional radiology procedures.

Dr. Paisith Piriyawat Paisith Piriyawat, M.D.
Associate Professor, Neurology

Dr. Piriyawat recently joined the Department of Neurology as an associate professor of neurology and a residency program director.  He graduated from Chulalongkorn University in his native Thailand.  He completed neurology residency at Saint Louis University and stroke/vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston.  He was an assistant professor at Saint Louis University and an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.  He will provide care for patients with neurological disorders on both inpatient and outpatient bases with emphasis on cerebrovascular diseases.

Cecilia Olivas Cecilia Olivas, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Faculty Associate, Neurology

Ms. Olivas received her Masters of Science in Nursing as well as her Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas. She has been at the Department of Neurology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) since 2009. Ms. Olivas performs a general and neurological physical assessment on patients with neurological disorders.

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