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Neurologists and Neurosurgeons

Houston Neurologists and Neurosurgeons

Mischer Neuroscience Institute is home to nationally recognized neurologists and neurosurgeons – many of the most experienced and accomplished in Houston. We are committed to quality and safety, the strategies that underlie our promise to provide the best possible outcomes and exceptional patient care.

We are the first center in Texas to fully integrate neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neurorehabilitation specialists through comprehensive, specialized treatment centers and close collaboration between all disciplines. And, our neurosurgeons perform more procedures than any other hospital system in Houston.

Specialties

Neurosurgery

Dr. Dong KimDong Kim, M.D.
Director, Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Chief of Neurosurgery
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Professor and Chair
, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
The University of Texas (UTHealth) Medical School at Houston

Dr. ChenRoc Chen, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School 

Dr. DannenbaumMark J. Dannenbaum, M.D.
Associate Professor

Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School 

Dr. DayArthur L. Day, M.D.
Director of Clinical Education
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Professor and Vice Chair
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. FenoyAlbert Fenoy, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. HsiehJoseph C. Hsieh, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. JohnsonMichele M. Johnson, M.D.
Director
Spine Program
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery, 
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Daniel Kim MNIDaniel H. Kim, M.D., FACS
Director
Reconstructive Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. KitagawaRyan Kitagawa, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. SchmittKarl Schmitt, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. ShepardScott Shepard, M.D.
Director
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. TandonNitin Tandon, M.D.
Associate Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatric Surgery, UTHealth Medical School

Neurology

Dr Jerry WolinskyJerry S. Wolinsky, M.D.
Director
Multiple Sclerosis Research Group (MSRG)
Director
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis Center
Bartels Family and Opal C. Rankin Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. AlpertJack Alpert, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Athar ParveenParveen Athar, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Andrew BarretoAndrew Barreto, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Suur BilicilerSuur Biliciler, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Staley BrodStaley Brod, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Oleg ChernyshevOleg Chernyshev, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. FerrendelliJames Ferrendelli, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Erin Furr-StimmingErin Furr-Stimming, M.D.
Director
Neurology Clerkship Program
Movement Disorders Specialist
UT MOVE Clinic
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Nicole GonzalesNicole R. Gonzales, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Omotola HopeOmotola Hope, M.D.
Director
Neurology Residency Training Program
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Nneka Ifejika JonesNneka Ifejika-Jones, M.D.
Director
Neurorehabilitation
Memorial Hermann-TMC
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Ernesto InfanteErnesto Infante, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Mansi JhaveriMansi Jhaveri, D.O.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Giridhar KalamangalamGiridhar Kalamangalam, M.B.B.S., D.Phil.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr John LincolnJohn A. Lincoln, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr J. William LindseyJ. William Lindsey, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Raymond MartinRaymond A. Martin, M.D., F.A.A.N.
Medical Director
Outpatient Neurology Clinic
Memorial Hermann-TMC
Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Raja MehannaRaja Mehanna, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Vivek MisraVivek Misra, M.D.
Clinical Instructor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Flavia NelsonFlavia Nelson, M.D.
Associate Director
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis Center
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Rony NinanRony Ninan, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Elizabeth NoserElizabeth Noser, M.D.
Co-Director
Neurorehabilitation, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Thy NguyenThy Nguyen, M.D.
Director
Electromyography Laboratory
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr William OndoWilliam Ondo, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Jacqueline Phillips SabolJacqueline Phillips-Sabol, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Director
Neuropsychology Program, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. SarrajAmrou Sarraj, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Sean SavitzSean Savitz, M.D.
Director
Stroke Program
Director
Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Mya SchiessMya Schiess, M.D.
Director
Movement Disorders Clinic and Fellowship
Director
UT MOVE, UTHealth Medical School 
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Neurology
Adriana Blood Endowed Chair in Neurology

Dr Paul SchulzPaul E. Schulz, M.D.
Director
Dementia Program
Memorial Hermann-TMC
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Anjail SharriefAnjail Z. Sharrief, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Kazim SheikhKazim Shiekh, M.D.
Director
Neuromuscular Program
Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Jeremy SlaterJeremy Slater, M.D.
Medical Director
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Neurophysiology
Director
Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Associate Professor

Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Sudha TallavajhulaSudha Tallavajhula, M.D.
Director
TIRR Memorial Hermann Sleep Medicine Center
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Melissa ThomasMelissa Thomas M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Gage Van HornGage Van Horn, M.D.
Clinical Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Holly VarnerHolly Knudsen Varner, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School
Diagnostic Neurology, Electromyography

Dr Bethany WilliamsBethany Williams, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuropsychology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Teddy WuTzu-Ching (Teddy) Wu, M.D.
Director
Telemedicine Program
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Critical Care

Dr. LeeKiwon Lee, M.D.
Director
Neurocritical Care
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Associate Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. ChangTiffany Chang, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. ChoiH. Alex Choi, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Edwards MNINancy Edwards, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. WilliamsGeorge W. Williams, II, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Neuro-oncology

Dr. Hsu MNISigmund H. Hsu, M.D.
Neuro-Oncologist
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. ZhuJay-Jiguang Zhu, M.D., Ph.D.
Neuro-Oncologist
Associate Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
and Department of Neurology
(UTHealth) Medical School

Pain Management

Dr. Nadya DhananiNadya M. Dhanani, M.D.
Interventional Pain Management Specialist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
(UTHealth) Medical School

Children's Neuroscience Center

Dr Von AllmenGretchen Von Allmen, M.D.
Director
Pediatric Epilepsy Program
Co-Director
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center 
Assistant Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Ian ButlerIan Butler, M.D.
Director
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatrics
Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatric Surgery
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. FletcherStephen Fletcher, D.O.
Associate Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Michael FunkeMichael Funke, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Magnetic Source Imaging
Associate Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Michael GambelloMichael Gambello, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Division of Medical Genetics,
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Takijah HeardTakijah Heard, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Mary Kay KoenigMary Kay Koenig, M.D.
Director
Neurometabolic & Mitochondrial Clinic
Assistant Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Pedro ManciasPedro Mancias, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. LankfordJeremy Lankford, M.D.
Co-Director
Child Neurology Residency Program
Assistant Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, UTHealth Medical School

Dr Hope NorthrupHope Northrup, M.D.
Director
Division of Medical Genetics,
Department of Pediatrics
Director
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic
Professor
Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. SandbergDavid Sandberg, M.D., FAANS, FACS, FAAP
Director
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Associate Professor
The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatric Surgery
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Manish ShahManish Shah, M.D.

Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatric Surgery
UTHealth Medical School

 

 

Dr. TandonNitin Tandon, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Associate Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School

Mischer Neuroscience Associates – In the Community

North Houston and The Woodlands

Dr. George Al ShamyGeorge Al Shamy, M.D.
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor

Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Sharon BrownSharon Brown, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. FenoyAlbert Fenoy, M.D.
Neurosurgeon
Assistant Professor

Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. GaffneyKevin C. Gaffney, M.D.
Neurologist
The Woodlands Neurology & Sleep

Dr. Hsu MNISigmund H. Hsu, M.D.
Neuro-Oncologist
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Fatima IbrahimFatima Ibrahim, M.D.
Neurologist
Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr Ryan McDonaldRyan McDonald, M.D.
Neurologist
The Woodlands Neurology & Sleep

Dr. WrightRandall Wright, M.D.
Neurologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates The Woodlands

Dr. ZubayGeoffrey P. Zubay, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Departmentof Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Central Houston

Dr. BurnettLeanne Burnett, M.D.
Neurologist
Neurology Consultants of Houston

Dr. IrrWilliam Irr, M.D.
Neurologist
Neurology Consultants of Houston

Dr. VanderlickMary Ellen Vanderlick, M.D.
Neurologist
Neurology Consultants of Houston

East Houston

Dr. EberleKathleen Eberle, M.D.
Neurologist
Houston Neurological Institute

Dr. FayleRobert Fayle, M.D.
Neurologist
Houston Neurological Institute

Dr. HsiehJoseph C. Hsieh, M.D.
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Director of Neurosurgery,

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. MondayKimberly Monday, M.D.
Neurologist
Houston Neurological Institute

South Houston

Dr. Al-HafezBaraa Al-Hafez
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. EberleKathleen Eberle, M.D.
Neurologist
Houston Neurological Institute

Dr. FayleRobert Fayle, M.D.
Neurologist
Houston Neurological Institute

Dr. HsiehJoseph C. Hsieh, M.D.
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Director of Neurosurgery,

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. MondayKimberly Monday, M.D.
Neurologist
Houston Neurological Institute

West Houston

Dr. Al-HafezBaraa Al-Hafez
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. AryalUsha T. Aryal, M.D.
Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates Northwest

Dr. Jose DiazJose M. Diaz, M.D.
Neurologist
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. BlumPhillip Blum, M.D.
Neurologist
Patient Centered Neurology

Dr. BoonePaul Boone, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Dr. Hsu MNISigmund H. Hsu, M.D.
Neuro-Oncologist
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. OwnbyJack Ownby, M.D.
Neurologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates Northwest

Dr. PatelG. Silky Patel, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School

Dr. SadeghiReza Sadeghi, M.D., M.Sc.
Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates Northwest

Shirish Satpute MDShirish Satpute, D.O.
Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates Memorial City

Dr. ZhuJay-Jiguang Zhu, M.D., Ph.D.
Neuro-Oncologist
Associate Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
and Department of Neurology
(UTHealth) Medical School

Research Faculty

Jaroslaw (Jarek) Aronowski, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School
Ischemic Stroke and Brain Hemorrhage

Laura Callahan Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
Stem Cell Research

Qilin Cao, M.D.
Associate Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
Stem Cell Therapy

Guy Clifton, M.D.
Director
Vivian L. Smith Center for Neurologic Research
Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Pramod Dash, M.D.
Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology and Anatomy
UTHealth Medical School
Brain Injury

Georgene Hergenroeder, R.N., M.H.A.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School
Bioinformatics and Translational Research

Ying Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
Stem Cell Research

Teresa Santiago-Sim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School
Vascular Disease and Genetics

Claudio Soto, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Professor of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School
Neurogenerative Disease

Jia Qian Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
Stem Cell Research

Ying Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Gang Zhang, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School
Peripheral Nervous System

Xiurong Zhao, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School
Ischemic Stroke and Brain Hemorrhage