TSC Center of Excellence

University of Texas – Memorial Hermann TSC Center of Excellence

Founded in 2006, the UT TSC’s mission is to provide the highest level of cutting edge medical care to individuals affected by tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), to perform both clinical and basic research on TSC, and to educate medical professionals and the public about its effects.

The UT TSC clinic is the only TS Alliance designated TSC clinic in the state of Texas to serve both pediatric and adult patients. Patients with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of TSC can schedule an appointment with the TSC clinic to be seen by multiple specialties that include: Genetics, Neurology, Nephrology and Endocrinology.

Co-Director & Geneticist – Hope Northrup, MD
Co-Director & Neurologist – Mary Kay Koenig, MD
Nephrologist – Joshua Samuels, MD, MPH
Endocrinologist – David F. Rodriguez, MD
Genetic Counselor – Kate Mowrey, MS, CGC
Nurse Coordinator – Claire Sartwell, RN, BSN
Medical Assistant – Alma Torres, MA
Research Coordinator – Alexis Rodriguez

UT TSC services include:

– Physical examination
– Detailed review of patient medical and family history
– Explanation of TSC inheritance patterns
– Review of genetic testing/discussion of genetic testing options
– Family planning options
– Development of treatment plan for TSC ongoing surveillance
– Neurological exam
– Discussion of neurological manifestations in TSC
– Review of neuroimaging
– Development of treatment plan for TSC ongoing surveillance
– Physical examination
– Discussion of renal manifestations in TSC
– Review of renal imaging and renal labs
– Development of treatment plan for TSC ongoing surveillance
– Physical examination
– Discussion of endocrine manifestations in TSC
– Development of treatment plan for TSC ongoing surveillance

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 7AM – 4PM CST

Clinic Days:

The TSC clinic is held on the first and fourth Monday and the third Tuesday of every month.

Clinic Location:

The UT Professional Building
6410 Fannin St. Suite 500 – 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Mailing Address:

6431 Fannin St. MSB 3.149
Houston, TX 77030

For all scheduling questions please email Claire Sartwell at Claire.Sartwell@uth.tmc.edu or call (713) 500-7149. For information concerning donations please email Suzanne Paramore at Suzanne.J.Paramore@uth.tmc.edu.

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