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Matthew Brams, M.D.
Child. Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist
Dr. Brams is currently Assistant Professor, Division of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Depelchin Children's Center and Bayou City Research, Inc. Dr. Brams earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas and then received his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.
Adult, adolescent, and child psychiatry residency training was completed at Baylor College of Medicine. He has been a recipient of the Nancy Roeske Award for outstanding medical student education. Dr. Brams is a Principal Investigator in several key clinical trials as well as an invited presenter at numerous medical conferences, both regionally and nationally.
In addition to having lifetime board certification in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry, Dr. Brams currently serves as a Senior National Board Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Research and clinical interests include Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials for treatment of broad range of mental health disorders.
Alice Mao, M.D.
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist
Dr. Alice Mao has been in practice in Houston for over 18 years. She is a associate professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and is in the private practice of adult and child psychiatry. She graduated from Rice University, University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed residencies in adult and child psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Mao is board-certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Her specialty is psychopharmacological treatment of mood disorders, attention disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. She has participated in psychopharmacology research trials of novel psychiatric medications for ADHD, autism, and depression. In addition, she has published work in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry.
She is an invited presenter at numerous national medical conferences for her ability to integrate information regarding evidence based psychopharmacological interventions with clinical treatment.
In 2009, Dr. Mao was honored by Texas Monthly magazine as a Texas Super Doctor because she was recognized by her peers for her expertise in psychiatry.
Monica Grover MD, PLLC
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
Monica Grover MD, PLLC is an independent practitioner at Memorial Park Psychiatry. Dr. Grover received her undergraduate degree from Amherst College where she graduated with honors in Biology. She later earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio after which she continued her education at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in their General Psychiatry Residency Program where she was honored with the Most Outstanding Resident award in her final year. Dr. Grover completed her training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
Dr. Grover has given numerous lectures on the national level at the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She specializes in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry, and possess expertise in ADHD, behavioral problems, autism, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. She has extensive experience in caring for a wide variety of complex patients, tailoring each persons treatment to fit their unique and specific needs. She believes in a collaborative approach with patients and families, ensuring that each individual is an active participant in their own treatment plan.
Jayne Perkins, MSN, RN, CS
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jayne Perkins, MSN, RN, CS graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing with a Masters in Psychiatric Nursing. She also has an Advanced Practice degree in Gerontological Nursing, as well as being a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry.
Ms. Perkins has over 35 years of experience working in family psychiatric and mental health nursing. She specializes in child, adolescent, adult and geriatrics in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She participates in the mentorship program with the University of Texas School of Nursing and is a member of the Houston-area PAPN, the Texas Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners associations.
Ms Perkins also has an extensive practice at numerous assisted living and long-term care facilities around the Houston area.
Surya Abraham, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner & Family Nurse Practitioner
Surya Abraham graduated with her Masters in Nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston in 2017 and has been practicing in psychiatry ever since. Her passion for the subject led her to return to her alma mater to obtain a post-masters as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Before working in the NP role, Surya was a Pediatric Intensive Care RN for over 5 years, first at a Level I trauma hospital in Nevada, and then at Texas Children’s Hospital. She earned her BSN from Touro University Nevada in 2011.
Surya believes in a holistic approach towards treatment, and aims to address contributing factors leading to less than optimal quality of life for her patients. She finds it important to explore both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment methods, while also incorporating good physical health and lifestyle changes. She has a special interest in treating minority populations and reducing the stigma related to mental health.
Surya is a member of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Houston and Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society.
Nicole Lisberg, MEd, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nicole Lisberg, MEd, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and her MEd in Special Education at Auburn University. She taught special education for 11 years. She then earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Ms. Lisberg has over 5 years of experience working in family psychiatric and mental health nursing, as well as medical surgical and telemetry nursing. She currently specializes in child, adolescent, and adult mental health in an outpatient setting.
She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Nurses Association.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Mr. Smalling graduated from the University of Texas and has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2001. He specializes in Geriatrics, Adults, Adolescents and Child Psychiatry. He is also Bilingual.
Olasunkanmi “Michael” Abiodun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Michael Abiodun, PMHNP, MBA, RN, completed a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Michael specialized in providing optimal care to patients across a broad variety of specialties prior to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
Michael graduated from Lehman College - City University of New York with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Economics in 2002. He also earned an MBA from Hawaii Pacific University - Honolulu, HI in 2006. He earned his BSN degree from the University of Texas - Medical Branch at Galveston in 2014. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he specializes in child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health.
Michael is perspicacious; his approach with every patient is addressing the root cause of each condition while providing the utmost care. He seeks to promote total health and wellness - the process of enabling patients to have increased control and management of their health. His ultimate goal is enhancing emotional, social/relational, environmental, physical, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual wellness - while judiciously utilizing pharmacotherapy and/or psychotherapy.
Donna K. Ayers, MSN, RN, NP-C, APRN,BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-C, COHN-S/CM completed her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialization and Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing at Austin Peay State University and went on to complete her first Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Health/Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner at Vanderbilt University in 2000. Donna has 19 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in a variety of settings which make her well rounded and comprehensive in her treatment plans. She has been at the Brazosport Psychiatric Clinic location in Southern Brazoria County for nine years. Donna is a Colonel in United States Army Reserves with 27 years experience in the medical field.