On April 1, Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D., began his appointment as the new Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Pouratian, who holds the Lois C.A. and Darwin E. Smith Distinguished Chair in Neurological Surgery, is working synergistically with William T. Dauer, M.D., Director of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, and his colleagues to enhance programmatic development for various neurological and psychiatric conditions. Joining us from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Pouratian brings a strong clinical and research background that will further elevate UTSW as a national hub for excellence in neuroscience discovery and clinical care.