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Renowned faculty serving patients at Villa Serena (11-30-99)

Renowned faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will serve patients in the new Memory Disorders Clinic at Villa Serena. Villa Serena is a collaborating institution providing a serene and peaceful environment where patients with dementia and their families will receive optimal evaluation and treatment.

Gustavo C. Román, M.D.

M.D., National University of Colombia, Bogotá, 1971

Internship, San Juan de Dios University Hospital, Bogotá, Colombia, 1971

Fellowship, Neurology and Neuropathology, University of Paris, France, 1973-1975

Residency, Neurology, University of Vermont, 1975-1978

Dr. Román joined the faculty of the Health Science Center full time in 1998. His areas of expertise include adult clinical neurology, vascular dementia, neuroepidemiology, neurology and public health, tropical neurology, retroviral infections of the nervous system, neurocysticercosis, and clinical neurophysiology and sleep disorders.

He is vastly experienced in treating all aspects of dementia and is recognized as a world authority in the subject of vascular dementia. Former chief of neuroepidemiology at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Román led a team of experts in producing the currently used diagnostic criteria for research studies in vascular dementia.

Dr. Román is appointed as professor of medicine in the Medical School and staff physician at University Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie Murphy Division.

Donald R. Royall, M.D.

M.D., University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1984

Internship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., 1984-1985

Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1985-1987

Residency, Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1987-1990

Dr. Royall joined the Health Science Center faculty in 1990. His areas of expertise include dementia and executive cognitive functions. He is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine and psychiatry and is current director of geriatric psychiatry at the Health Science Centerís Medical School. Dr. Royall has developed national and international recognition for his research in the development of sensitive neuropsychological tests for the early diagnosis of dementia.

Dr. Royall is appointed as associate professor in the Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the Health Science Center and as staff physician at University Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie Murphy Division. He is director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program in the Medical School and is on the staff of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at Audie Murphy.