Walter P. Werchan, M.D.
Dr. Walter Paul Werchan began his academic career at the University of Texas at Austin where he received a B.S. in Neurobiology with highest honors and multiple awards. While studying Medicine at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, he also became familiar with hurricanes. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Austin Program and a Neurology Residency at the University of Texas Dell Medical School Neurology Program in Austin, Texas.
During Medical School, he conducted basic science research projects with the Ebola virus and has a publication related to his research that attempted to elucidate the molecular pathogenisis of Familial Alzheimer’s Disease.
He is particularly curious about future molecular and genetic therapeutic techniques that are currently being developed, and he hopes to continue his research efforts into the use of viral vector mediated single-strand RNA interference to treat many neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and ALS. He also participated as a sub-investigator for several large clinical stroke trials.
Dr. Werchan desires to treat all neurological diseases, with special interests in Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Headaches, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Pain, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neuropathies, and Epilepsy. He is well trained in the interpretation of EEG, the performance and interpretation of EMG/NCV studies, the administration of Botox for spasticity and migraine, as well as, in administering several nerve blocks for pain relief. He is a member of multiple professional medical organizations including the AAN, TCMS, TMA, and AMA.
Dr. Werchan is married to a psychiatrist, Dr. Isela Werchan and they share the cutest toddler, have two dogs and one cat. During the summers, they spend a great deal of time with friends and family enjoying all sorts of water sports on Lake Travis. He and his wife have a strong affinity for the outdoors, frequenting hike and bike trails with their dogs. The rest of his free time is dedicated to multiple team sports (mostly basketball and futbol), building and racing cars, enjoying exercise and woodworking.