2008 Clinical Scholars

Brian Bethea, M.D.

Brian Bethea, M.D.

Brian Bethea, M.D., an Assistant Professor in the UT Southwestern Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma and completed fellowships in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, M.D.. His research plans focus on heart failure and ventricular assist devices.

Lina Chalak, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Lina Chalak, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Lina Chalak, M.D., M.S.C.S., is an Assistant Professor in the UT Southwestern Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the American University of Beirut followed by a fellowship in neonatology at UT Southwestern. Her research interest is in the area of hypoxic ischemic brain injury (HIE) of the newborn.

Kelly Chin, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Kelly Chin, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Kelly Chin, M.D., M.S.C.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Pulmonary Diseases Division of UT Southwestern’s Internal Medicine Department. She earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern, followed by fellowships at UC San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, CA. She plans to research the association of stimulant use with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Paul Croarkin, D.O., M.S.C.S.

Paul Croarkin, D.O.

Paul Croarkin, D.O., M.S.C.S.,  is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic. He earned his degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. His research plans focus on pediatric mood disorders and transcranial magnetic stimulation. In 2008, Dr. Croarkin received an NARSAD Young Investigator Award for his research project, “Cortical Excitability and Inhibition in Children and Adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder.” 

Ellen Grishman, M.D., M.S.C.S

Ellen Grishman, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Ellen Grishman, M.D., M.S.C.S., is an Assistant Professor in the UT Southwestern Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology. She earned her medical degree at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at UT Southwestern. In her research, she plans to clearly define the pathogenesis of diabetes in order to address the underlying causes of the disease.

Takashi Komabayashi, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.C.S.

Takashi Komabayashi, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.C.S.

Takashi Komabayashi, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.C.S., Associate Professor and Director in Endodontics at West Virginia University, earned his degree at Hiroshima University and at the University of California, San Francisco. He also has a Ph.D. from the Dental Research Division of Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He plans to research the application of peptide-amphiphile hydrogel scaffolds and dental stem cells for new endodontic treatment focused on tissue/material interface. 

John Mansour, M.D.

John Mansour, M.D.

John Mansour, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Oncology Division of the UT Southwestern Department of Surgery. He earned his degree at Case Western Reserve University, followed by a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His research interests focus on the role of pharmacogenomics in defining individualized cancer care strategies for patients with gastrointestinal cancer.

Shawn McClintock, Ph.D., M.S.C.S.

Shawn McClintock, Ph.D., M.S.C.S.

Shawn McClintock, Ph.D., M.S.C.S.,  earned his degree at UT Southwestern. His research interests include the treatment of severe mood disorders with neurostimulation therapies. Dr. McClintock received a Summer 2008 NCTCTSI Pilot Award for a pilot study titled, “Translational Research Evaluating Neurocognitive Measures (TREC-M)”, a 2008 NARSAD Young Investigator Award for his study, “Neuropsychological Associated Effects of Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST),” and a 5-year K23 award from the NIH.

Matthew Stoll, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.S.

Matthew Stoll, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.S.

Matthew Stoll, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.S., is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He earned his degrees at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and completed a fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His research interests include early-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and subgroups of juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Stoll received a Summer 2008 NCTCTSI Pilot Award for his study, “Subgroups of Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis: A Clinical and Gene Expression Analysis.”  ,  is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He earned his degrees at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, and completed a fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His research interests include early-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and subgroups of juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Stoll received a Summer 2008 NCTCTSI Pilot Award for his study, “Subgroups of Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis: A Clinical and Gene Expression Analysis.”