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Peter Kan

Peter Kan, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FAANS UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Neurosurgery - Vascular
    Radiology
    Rheumatology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Neurosurgery, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (832) 632-2041
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
  • Dr. Peter Kan is the Professor and Robert L. Moody Sr. Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Kan pursued neurosurgical training at the University of Utah where he also completed a Masters of Public Health. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada prior to starting his endovascular fellowship at the University at Buffalo. Upon the completion of his fellowship, he joined the faculty at the University of South Florida and served as the director of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. He was subsequently recruited to Baylor College of Medicine as an associate professor and the director of cerebrovascular surgery. His research interests include clinical trials for new neuroendovascular devices, intravascular imaging, neuroprotection for acute ischemic stroke, and intra-arterial cell-based therapy for malignant brain tumors.

    Super Doctors - Texas 2020

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, University of Toronto - Toronto, ON, Canada, 2001

    Residencies:

    Neurosurgery, University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT, 2008

    Fellowships:

    Skull Base Surgery, University of Toronto - Toronto, ON, Canada, 2009

    Orthopaedic Surgery, unnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Toronto, ON, Canada, 2010

    Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo, State University of New York - Buffalo, NY, 2012


    Certifications:

    American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

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  • Specializing in the treatment of diseases of the vascular system of the brain and spine, including aneurysm, stroke, arteriovenous malformation, and venous and arterial stenosis.

    This area of neurosurgery does not treat disorders of the brain, spine, or epilepsy/functional disorders. If you need to be seen for these conditions, please click to find a provider for Neurosurgery – Spine, Neurosurgery - Brain, or Neurosurgery - Epilepsy and Functional Disorders.

    Neurosurgery does not manage sleep disorders or chronic neurological conditions such as migraine, multiple-sclerosis, non-operative epilepsy and Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s disease.

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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Vijaya Murthy

Vijaya Murthy, MBBS UTMB Health Provider

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     Accepting new patients
    Specialties: Rheumatology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Rheumatology, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 100, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-0755
    • Fax: (409) 747-7012
    UTMB Health Rheumatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance B
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-2150
    • Fax: (281) 337-0805
  • Dr. Vijaya Murthy is a graduate of JSS Medical College, Mysore, India. She has advanced training from the UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch). Her clinical interests include Rheumatology.

    The diverse and challenging field of Rheumatology keeps her driven, grounded and committed to providing the best care possible.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    JSS Medical College - Mysore, India, MD, 2003

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2010

    Fellowships:

    Rheumatology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2012

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Raymond Pertusi

Raymond Pertusi, DO, FACP, FACR, FACOI UTMB Health Provider

  •  Call for Appointment
     Accepting new patients
    Specialties: Rheumatology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Rheumatology, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 100, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-0755
    • Fax: (409) 747-7012
    UTMB Health Rheumatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance B
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-2150
    • Fax: (281) 337-0805
  • Dr. Raymond M. Pertusi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UTMB. He joined the UTMB faculty in 2014 from UMASS Memorial / UMASS Medical School in Worcester, MA. Prior to that, he held positions as Chief of Rheumatology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston, Massachusetts; where he was an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and University of North Texas Health Science center in Fort Worth. He trained in rheumatology at Seaton Hall University Post Graduate School of Medicine / Saint Michael's Medical Center. He is Board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

    Dr. Pertusi has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also contributed to textbook chapters. He has served as principal investigator in a few research studies and co-investigator in many studies. His interests include general rheumatology and non-narcotic pain management. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury, NY, DO, 1983

    Internships:

    Rotating Medical, Saddle Brook Hospital - Saddle Brook, NJ, 1984

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, Saint Michael's Medical Center - Newark, NJ, 1987

    Fellowships:

    Rheumatology, Saint Michael's Medical Center - Newark, NJ, 1989

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Peter Shane

Peter Shane, MD UTMB Health Provider

  •  Call for Appointment
     Accepting new patients
    Specialties: Rheumatology
    Languages: English
    Japanese
  • UTMB Health Rheumatology, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 100, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-0755
    • Fax: (409) 747-7012
    UTMB Health Rheumatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance B
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-2150
    • Fax: (281) 337-0805
  • Dr. Shane obtained his BS degree in Chemistry from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He then went on to obtain his MD from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. From there he went on to complete his Residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, New York. He finished his medical training with a Fellowship in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, University of Texas Houston Medical School - Houston, TX, 1997

    Internships:

    Internal Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital - New York, NY, 1998

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital - New York, NY, 2000

    Fellowships:

    Rheumatology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Houston, TX, 2002

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Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy, PA-C UTMB Health Provider

  •   Not accepting new patients.  Established patients please use MyChart
    Specialties: Rheumatology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Rheumatology, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 100, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-0755
    • Fax: (409) 747-7012
    UTMB Health Rheumatology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance B
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-2150
    • Fax: (281) 337-0805
  • Mrs. Laura Murphy graduated from the UTMB Physician Assistant program in 2011. She has worked in Rheumatology since graduation in multiple clinics including Houston, Tacoma, WA, and Killeen, Texas prior to joining the UTMB department in 2021.

    Laura is originally from the Dallas area but considers Galveston her home. When she is not working, she enjoys playing beach volleyball, reading, and spending time outdoors with her husband. As a UTMB alumna, Laura has a strong commitment to the local community and strives to provide the best quality care to her patients.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MPAS, The University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2018

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