Dr. Hazem Machkhas MD Neurologist

Dr. Hazem Machkhas is a neurologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with Memorial Hermann SW Hospital. He received his medical degree from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. He is one of 8 doctors at Memorial Hermann SW Hospital who specialize in Neurology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: General Neurology

Hospital Affiliation

Memorial Hermann SW Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1991 - 1992

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Neurology, 1992 - 1995

Maryland General Hospital
Internship, Transitional Year, 1990 - 1991

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Neurology

TX State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Somatic sequence variation at the Friedreich ataxia locus includes complete contraction of the expanded GAA triplet repeat, significant length variation in serially passaged lymphoblasts and enhanced mutagenesis in the flanking sequence.
Bidichandani, S. I., Purandare, S. M., Taylor, E. E., Gumin, G., Machkhas, H., Harati, Y., Gibbs, R. A., Ashizawa, T., Patel, P. I.

A mild case of Friedreich ataxia: lymphocyte and sural nerve analysis for GAA repeat length reveals somatic mosaicism.
Machkhas, H., Bidichandani, S. I., Patel, P. I., Harati, Y.

Side effects of immunosuppressant therapies used in neurology.
Machkhas, H., Harati, Y.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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