Physicians & Staff
Sami Aboumatar, M.D.
Dr. Sami Aboumatar is a Board Certified Neurologist and epileptologist. He is a leader in clinical epilepsy. He started the comprehensive epilepsy program in Austin at North Austin Medical Center. Dr. Aboumatar started Austin Epilepsy Care Center in December 2003.
Dr. Sami Aboumatar graduated from the American University of Beirut. He completed Residency at the University of Cincinnati. He Received the teaching award for the Medical Center at University of Cincinnati and served as the Chief Resident. He completed the epilepsy Fellowship at New York University, NYU.
He published in major medical journals, presented at national neurological conferences, and many local medical meetings. He has been visiting speaker to multiple medical facilities. He is a member in the American Epilepsy Society, AES; American Academy of Neurology, AAN; and the Texas Neurological Society.
Daniel Schere, M.D.
Dr. Schere a Board Certified Neurologist and Board Certified Epileptologist. He completed his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and an Adult Neurology residency at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed a Headache Fellowship and a Neurophysiology and a two year Epilepsy Fellowship, both at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He worked at the Institute for Cognitive Neurology (INECO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at Savannah Neurology Specialists prior to joining Austin Epilepsy Care Center in 2016. He is fluent in Spanish and a member of the American Epilepsy Society.
Jeanne Beattie, M.D.
Dr Jeanne Beattie graduated from Rush Medical College in 1996. She completed her Internal Medicine Internship at Rush Medical Center and her Residency in Neurology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Beattie is Board Certified in Neurology with an additional 2 year fellowship in Epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor where she served as Chief Fellow. She is published in major Neurology and Epilepsy journals. Prior to joining Austin Epilepsy Care Center in March of 2016 Dr. Beattie worked at Minnesota Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (MINCEP) for 9 years and Park Nicollet Clinic in Minneapolis for 4 years.
Diego Tovar Quiroga, M.D.
Dr. Diego F. Tovar Quiroga is a Board Certified Neurologist and Board Certified Epileptologist. He is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with seizures, epilepsy and evaluation for epilepsy surgery. He is fluent in Spanish
Dr. Tovar Quiroga completed medical school at Universidad de La Sabana in Bogotá, Colombia and completed his Neurology residency training at Mount Sinai -Beth Israel in New York, NY. Upon completion of his Fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota he moved to Austin, Texas and to join Austin Epilepsy Care Center. He has published in major medical journals and presented at national and international neurological conferences.
Nabil J. Azar, M.D.
Dr. Nabil J. Azar is a Board Certified Neurologist and Board Certified Epileptologist. He is a recognized expert in clinical epilepsy, with a long academic experience in evaluating and treating patients with seizures, and epilepsy.
Dr. Nabil J. Azar earned his MD from the American University of Beirut. He completed Residency at Georgetown University in Washington DC. He then completed a two-year Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville TN. Dr. Azar then joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University for over 10 years. He directed the epilepsy training and intraoperative monitoring programs and was Associate Professor before joining Austin Epilepsy Care Center. He previously acted as chief resident and chief fellow during his training and has been the recipient of many clinical and teaching awards during his academic career.
Dr. Azar published many research papers in distinguished medical journals, some of which are considered international reference papers in the field of antiepileptic drugs, epilepsy monitoring and epilepsy surgery. He has also conducted several clinical trials on new antiepileptic drugs, anti-seizure devices and diet. He has presented his studies and has been a speaker to international and national neurological conferences. He has authored two review books on Epilepsy and written several chapters on different aspects of clinical epilepsy and its treatments. He is a member of the American Epilepsy Society and American Academy of Neurology.
Richard Stovall, M.D.
Dr. Richard Stovall is a 1997 graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Stovall received his Bachelor's Degree (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Stovall is in private practice with offices close to our north location.
Dr. Stovall has over 15 years of experience in the surgical treatment of epilepsy and welcomes the joys and challenges that come with this highly specialized area of neurological surgery. He works in close collaboration with the physicians at Austin Epilepsy Care Center and believes that the many wonderful success stories they have achieved is a reflection of this "team of experts" approach to patient care.