Dr. Alla Al-Habib comes to Lone Star Neurology from St. Louis, where she completed a one-year fellowship in Vascular Neurology at Washington University. Prior to this, she spent five years at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, completing one year as a Research Fellow in Emergency Medicine, followed by four years as a Neurology resident.
Clinically, her interests are eclectic. She is particularly interested in the management of acute neurological disorders like stroke including strokes in younger patients with disorders like sickle cell disease, CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) and other rare or under-recognized conditions. Other areas of interest are cerebral venous thrombosis and gestational stroke. She is very comfortable managing other general neurology conditions, as well, including multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, and autoimmune central and peripheral neurological diseases.
Beyond the clinic, she has numerous research interests, having participated in multiple clinical trials and other research projects, including major work at Wash U studying leukoaraiosis, a common finding in brain white matter among patients who have suffered a stroke.
Her professional goals include providing neurology consultation services to multiple hospitals in the Plano and Frisco area; providing direct care and tele-neurology services to patients throughout the region; and creating a strong local clinical/research stroke program to provide patient-centered, evidence-based care to the community, while participating in quality management projects and the development of evidence-based stroke protocols.
Her personal interests include spending free time with her two young daughters and husband and enjoying Texas’ tremendous diversity and welcoming southern hospitality.