Meet the Doctors of Houston Area Pediatric Neurology

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About Melissa S. Jones, MD

Dr. Melissa Jones was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from Stratford High School. After earning a B.S. from Northwestern University in Chicago, she returned to Houston to attend Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, pediatrics residency and pediatric neurology residency. Being trained at both Texas Children's Hospital as well as in the Harris County Hospital District, Dr. Jones is well prepared for both the simple and more complex neurological disorders. Dr. Jones treats a broad range of neurological conditions including headache, seizures, epilepsy, autism, ADHD, tics, developmental delay and concussion. She graduated from Pediatric Neurology training in 2011 and has been practicing in Houston and the surrounding area since. As a native Houstonian, she is proud to be able to provide quality, comprehensive neurological care to the children in her hometown community.

Dr. Jones is Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.

Married with two children, Dr. Jones enjoys spending her leisure time traveling, dancing, and engaging in family-friendly adventures.

Professional Memberships:

  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Texas Neurological Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
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About Monica Proud, MD

Dr. Proud grew up in South Florida and received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. She attended medical school in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University School of Medicine. After medical school, she completed her residencies in Pediatrics and Child Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. After training she became assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine and for over a decade treated countless children with neurologic and developmental conditions at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Texas Children’s Hospital Autism Center. Additionally, she engaged in research with a strong focus on Autism and other developmental conditions. Dr Proud is excited to join the Houston Area Pediatric Neurology team and continue to provide quality neurologic care to children in her community. She is proficient at treating conditions including headache, seizure, epilepsy, movement disorders, tics, Autism, developmental delay, and ADHD.

Dr. Proud is Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.

Dr. Proud loves to call the Houston Bay Area home. She is married and has three children. She loves to enjoy nature, swim, and travel with her family.

Other languages spoken: Spanish

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Association
  • Texas Neurological Society
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About Pamela Lupo, MD

Dr. Pamela Lupo was born in the Midwest and earned a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University. She moved to the Houston Clear Lake area after college graduation and considers Houston her permanent home. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed her residency training in Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Baylor – training primarily at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Lupo is proud to be the first chief resident in the Pediatric Neurology program at Baylor. After completing her training, Dr. Lupo worked in academic medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and at the University of Houston Health Science Center/Memorial Hermann Children’s system for over 10 years in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Lupo has extensive experience treating children and adolescents with a variety of straightforward and complex neurologic conditions including epilepsy, headache, movements disorders (tics, tremors, etc), developmental delay, cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, ADHD, autism, and others. She strives to treat all patients and their families with compassion – with a focus on educating families about their neurologic condition and creating a collaborative treatment plan.

Dr. Lupo is Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.

Dr Lupo is married with two adult children who graduated from the CCISD school district and are attending college in Texas. She enjoys traveling with her family, playing board games, reading science fiction, and playing pickleball.

Professional Memberships:

  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Galveston County Medical Society
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About Ashlea Feezel, DO

Dr. Ashlea Feezel was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a B.B.A. in Finance. After graduation, her career in business brought her to Houston, but it was through her volunteer work at a local children’s hospital that she discovered her true passion for medicine. She returned home for medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Dr. Feezel went on to complete her residencies in Pediatrics and Child Neurology at UT Houston (Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, MD Anderson and Lyndon B. Johnson County Hospital). Additionally, throughout her final year of training, Dr. Feezel completed the Lonestar LEND fellowship in Leadership Education in autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities to better serve and advocate for her patients in all aspects of their lives. Dr. Feezel treats a diverse range of neurological conditions including developmental delay, ADHD, cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, headache, seizures, epilepsy, autism, movement disorders and tics. She is grateful her lifelong love of caring for children and passion for medicine allow her to partner with patients and families to achieve the best possible outcome.

Dr. Feezel is Board Eligible in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.

Dr. Feezel enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing tennis, and exploring the diverse cuisines here in Houston.

Professional Memberships:

  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Texas Neurological Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society