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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Idell is both a pulmonary physician and a researcher, allowing him to span the gap between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside. He is internationally known for his research into the causes and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis, or lung scarring. A potential drug developed in Dr. Idell’s lab to treat lung scarring is currently being tested.
Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
HealthConnection Episodes: Pre-teen Depression
Dr. Richard Idell is a behavioral health expert who specializes in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. A native East Texan, Dr. Idell has a special interest in helping patients who have a type of depression that is treatment resistant, known as Treatment-Refractory Depression. His research efforts include new approaches for treating childhood depression, so that young people can live happier, healthier lives.
HealthConnection Episodes: Pancreatic Surgery
Dr. Hishaam Ismael is an expert hepatobiliary (HPB) surgeon. He specializes in complex surgeries of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. He trained at MD Anderson and brings the newest surgical techniques to East Texas. He combines surgical oncology with HPB surgery and treats many gastrointestinal malignancies, including gastric and colorectal cancer. He utilizes minimally invasive techniques along with intra-operative ultrasonography for better outcomes.