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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
Neurology
Neuro-oncology
Critical Care
Children's Neuroscience Center
Research Faculty
     Memorial Hermann Katy
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Northeast
Memorial Hermann Northwest
Memorial Hermann Southeast
Memorial Hermann Southwest
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital

 

Neurosurgery

 
Dr. Dong Kim  

Dong 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. Chen  

Roc Chen, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School 

     
Dr. Dannenbaum  

Mark J. Dannenbaum, M.D.
Associate Professor

Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School 

     
Dr. Day  

Arthur 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. Fenoy  

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

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

Michele 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 MNI  

Daniel 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. Kitagawa  
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr. Schmitt  

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

     
Dr. Shepard

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

     
Dr. Tandon  

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

Neurology

Dr Jerry Wolinsky   Jerry 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. Alpert   Jack Alpert, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr. Athar Parveen   Parveen Athar, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

     
Dr Andrew Barreto  

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

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

     
Dr Staley Brod  

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

     
MNI No Photo  

Sharon Brown, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist

 

     
MNI No Photo   Oleg Chernyshev, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr. Ferrendelli  

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

     
Dr. Erin Furr-Stimming  

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

     
Dr. Nicole Gonzales  

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

     
Dr. Omotola Hope  

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

     
Dr. Hsu MNI  

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

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

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

     
MNI No Photo   Mansi Jhaveri, D.O.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr Giridhar Kalamangalam  

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

     
Dr John Lincoln  

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

     
Dr J. William Lindsey  

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

     
Dr Raymond Martin  

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

     
MNI No Photo   Raja Mehanna, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr Vivek Misra   Vivek Misra, M.D.
Clinical Instructor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School

     
Dr Flavia Nelson  

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

     
MNI No Photo   Rony Ninan, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr Elizabeth Noser   Elizabeth Noser, M.D.
Co-Director
Neurorehabilitation, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School 
     
Dr Thy Nguyen  

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

     
Dr William Ondo  

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

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

     
MNI No Photo   Amrou Sarraj, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr Sean Savitz  

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

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

Mya 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 Schulz  

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

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

     
Dr Jeremy Slater  

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

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

     
Dr Gage Van Horn  

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

     
Dr Holly Varner  

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

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

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

     
Dr. Zhu  

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

Critical Care

     
Dr. Lee  

Kiwon 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. Chang   Tiffany Chang, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr. Choi   H. Alex Choi, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr. Edwards MNI   Nancy Edwards, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School
Neurosurgery and    
     
Dr. Williams   George W. Williams, II, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

Neuro-oncology

     
Dr. Zhu  

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

     
Dr. Hsu MNI  

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

Children's Neuroscience Center

     
Dr Von Allmen   Gretchen 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 Butler   Ian 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. Fletcher   Stephen Fletcher, D.O.
Associate Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School
     
MNI No Photo   Michael Funke, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Magnetic Source Imaging
Associate Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School
 
     
Dr Michael Gambello   Michael Gambello, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Division of Medical Genetics,
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School
     
MNI No Photo   Takijah Heard, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr Mary Kay Koenig   Mary Kay Koenig, M.D.
Director
Neurometabolic & Mitochondrial Clinic
Assistant Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr Pedro Mancias   Pedro Mancias, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, UTHealth Medical School
     
MNI No Photo   Jeremy Lankford, M.D.
Co-Director
Child Neurology Residency Program
Assistant Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, UTHealth Medical School
Dr Hope Northrup   Hope 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. Sandberg   David 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. Tandon  

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

Central Houston

     
Dr. Burnett  

Leanne Burnett, M.D.
Neurologist
Neurology Consultants of Houston

     
Dr. Irr   William Irr, M.D.
Neurologist
Neurology Consultants of Houston
     
Dr. Vanderlick   Mary Ellen Vanderlick, M.D.
Neurologist
Neurology Consultants of Houston

Memorial Hermann Katy

     
Dr. Al-Hafez  

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

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

     
Dr. Al-Hafez   Baraa Al-Hafez
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School 
     
Dr. Blum   Phillip Blum, M.D.
Neurologist
Patient Centered Neurology
     
Dr. Boone   Paul Boone, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

     
Dr. Hsu MNI  

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

     
Dr. Patel  

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

     
Dr. Shepard MNI

Scott Shepard, M.D.
Director
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School

     
Dr. Zhu  

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

Memorial Hermann Northeast

     
Dr. Fenoy  

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

Memorial Hermann Northwest

     
Dr. Aryal  

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

     
Dr. Ownby   Jack Ownby, M.D.
Neurologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates Northwest
     
Dr. Sadeghi   Reza Sadeghi, M.D., M.Sc.
Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates Northwest

Memorial Hermann Southeast

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

     
Dr. Fayle   Robert Fayle, M.D.
Neurologist
Houston Neurological Institute
     
Dr. Hsieh   Joseph C. Hsieh, M.D.
Clinical Director of Neurosurgery,

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
     
Dr. Monday   Kimberly Monday, M.D.
Neurologist
Houston Neurological Institute

Memorial Hermann Southwest

     
Dr. Aryal  

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

     
Dr. Ownby   Jack Ownby, M.D.
Neurologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates Northwest
     
Dr. Sadeghi   Reza Sadeghi, M.D., M.Sc.
Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates Northwest

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital

     
Dr. Gaffney   Kevin C. Gaffney, M.D.
Neurologist
The Woodlands Neurology & Sleep
     
Dr. Hsu MNI   Sigmund H. Hsu, M.D.
Neuro-Oncologist
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School 
     
Dr Ryan McDonald   Ryan McDonald, M.D.
Neurologist
The Woodlands Neurology & Sleep
     
Dr. Wright   Randall Wright, M.D.
Neurologist
Mischer Neuroscience Associates The Woodlands
     
Dr. Zubay  

Geoffrey P. Zubay, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Departmentof Neurosurgery, 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
     
    Timothy Ellmore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School
Neural Substrates of Language and Memory
     
    Georgene Hergenroeder, R.N., M.H.A.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School
Bioinformatics and Translational Research
     
    Nobuhide Kobori, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School
Brain Injury and Memory
     
  Min Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
Director
Cancer Research Program
UTHealth Medical School
Neuro-oncology
     
    Ying Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
Stem Cell Research
     
    Hariyadarshi Pannu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
Vascular Disease and Genetics
     
    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
     
    Rong Yu, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School
Oxidative Stress and Brain Injury
     
   

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