Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) occurs in 1 in 6,000 individuals. TSC is a generic disorder characterized by abnormal skin pigmentations (hypopigmented macules, shagreen patches) and tumor formation in multiple organ systems (brain, heart, lungs, kidney, eyes). At the Tuberous Sclerosis Center, we consult with the patient and family, the primary care physician or pediatrician, and with specialists familiar with the particular complications of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, to provide comprehensive care for our patients.

The Tuberous Sclerosis Center of Excellence has been designated by the national Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and brings together all the sub-specialists that are needed to help treat the manifestations of Tuberous Sclerosis. Our advanced diagnostic tools also help families and the medical-team make the best decision for children.

Meet the team

Director: Hope Northrup, MD, Medical Genetics
Co-Director: Mary Kay Koenig, MD, Child and Adolescent Neurology
Nephrologist: Joshua Samuels, MD, PhD

Nurse Coordinator: Alejandro Carrillo, RN, BSN
Medical Assistant: Daisy I Cortes

Research Coordinator I: Elida Salazar

View other medical specialists familiar with TSC

Clinic is held the 1st Monday of each month and the Tuesday after the second Friday at the UT Professional Building in the Texas Medical Center.

For more information, call 713.500.7149 or email .

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