The Doctor You See When Nothing Else Works

Last fall, D Magazine profiled UT Southwestern’s Dr. Juan Pascual, the Spanish-born neurologist who is a physician of last resort for patients all over the world when they run out of answers about their brain condition. Pascual’s unique and innovative outlook on treating brain disease has led to a committed patient base and numerous accolades in his work running UT Southwestern’s Rare Brain Disorder Program. Several things set him apart. First is his love of philosophy and respect for the power of language. Especially with brain disorders, he knows that a patient’s emotional state and psychology can be just as… Full Story

Battling the Behavioral Health Shortage in North Texas

Over the past several years, a number of behavioral health facilities in North Texas have closed, adding stress to a system that already had much fewer beds per capita than other urban areas in Texas. As of this summer, North Texas had about 580 licensed behavioral health beds, while Houston’s Harris County has nearly triple the number of beds at 1,549, and even San Antonio has 847 licensed beds. Most major public hospitals have upwards of 150 behavioral health beds, and John Peter Smith has more than 150. Parkland Hospital in Dallas County has just 20.  Health providers have their work… Full Story

How Local Veterans Are Finding Healthcare Careers

The men and women who serve in the United States armed services do more than just fight on a battlefield, and one of the largest of the system’s sectors is healthcare. From Navy Corpsman working alongside Marine Core units deployed in war zones to hospital administration staff running hospitals all over the world, healthcare careers in the armed services are as diverse as they come. But like other soldiers who find it difficult to adjust to civilian life, healthcare experienced veterans often struggle to find careers in the civilian world, even though they often have the skillsets and character traits… Full Story

Southwest Transplant Alliance’s Expansion is More than Brick and Mortar

When it is time for an organization to expand, calls are made to real estate brokers and contractors to figure out what the next move will be. If staying put is the answer, architects are consulted and plans drawn up for growth. Most times, these are efficient and business-like interactions between professionals, but when it came to the expansion of Southwest Transplant Alliance, a new facility was more than just a contract. In this D CEO Magazine feature, read about how the world of transplants impacted the CEO, contractor, and architect of the project, as well as the unique facility… Full Story

The Center for BrainHealth is Changing How Executives Function

The corporate world is all about productivity, efficiency, and continually innovating in order to stay ahead of the pack. Executives wear their busyness like a badge of honor, and time spent at the office multi-tasking is often seen as a skill to be emulated. But what if you could get more done by slowing down? At UT Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth, research is being done to help figure out how our brains work, and what we can do to make sure it is performing at its best. The advice of researchers at The Brain Performance Institute at the Center for BrainHealth… Full Story