Dr. Keichian received his Medical Degree from the University of Buenos Aires Medical School and studied Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Buenos Aires, Argentina prior to moving to the USA.
He trained in Neurology as a resident at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and worked at the University of Iowa as Assistant Professor of Neurology for two years. Upon obtaining his Board Certification by the American Academy of Neurology and Psychiatry he returned to Houston to develop his Private Practice of Neurology.
He completed post graduate courses of Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology and Epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center and studied International Political and Economic Systems, Global Health and Bioterrorism at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont where he graduated with a Masters' Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations.
He is a Clinical Neurologist with interests in Neuroimmunology and Neurobehavior, specifically the correlation between brain function, behavior and society.
He has two daughters living in Los Angeles, California and also shares his life with his wife Marilyn as well as Bella and Murphy, the orphaned and now spirited rescued German Shepherds who were destined to be euthanized. If your life situation is appropriate, he suggests visiting www.ghgsdr.org
Sharing life with loyal, always loving and grateful friends will be on of the most rewarding experience of your life.
My Thoughts about Clinical Neurology Today
Scientific advances in genetics, molecular biology and immunology shed new light on the mechanism of disease and resulted in the development of modern drugs that allow for rational and effective treatments. Such progress has redefined the concept of diseases considered nowadays as genetically dependent heterogeneous conditions with distinct manifestations, prognosis, and therapeutic responses. Nevertheless many of these conditions are still addressed under a standard nomenclature that does not take into consideration the individuality of our genome, as is the case for Multiple Sclerosis.
But scientific progress brought new challenges to the clinical practice of neurology as a result of emphasis in biological reductionism (life depends only on molecules and their interation) and reliance on clinical trials analyzed under the lens of mathematic statistic models to determine appropriate treatments.
Biological reductionism explains biology and life at a molecular level but does not reveal the characteristics of each individual who is not only a biological apparatus but a human being influenced by culture, religion, and society. Reductionism can illuminate but it can also deceive because illness always affects all facets of life including those that transcend molecules.
Further, statistics do not allow for definitive predictions and clinical trials neglect the idiosyncrasies of each human being. Statistics neither overcome uncertainty nor unquestionably decide specific treatments for each individual in view that health cannot be evaluated on statistical terms and many deviations from the average are not necessarily unhealthy.
Therefore, clinical neurologists must apprehend a new concept of disease and individualize innovative therapies. They must face the challenge of applying statistical knowledge to the treatment of a variety of patients who manifest a continuum of symptoms that do not necessarily define conventional illness. This requires contemporary knowledge and unbiased judgment and experience.
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