The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Department of Neurology was founded in 1972 with its first chair, Dr. William Fields. Dr. Fields headed a department of only six faculty. Since then, the department has grown exponentially, expanding the specialty programs to the areas of Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Diseases, Neurocognitive disorders, Brain Disorder Research, Diagnostic Neurology, and Stroke.

Our department encompasses training programs, research activities, and a clinical practice. We have a highly competitive Neurology residency program, co-directed by Dr. Suur Biliciler and Dr. John Lincoln, along with several specialty-specific fellowship programs. We are ranked #19 for NIH Funding among Clinical Science Departments at US Medical Schools. Our research program is funded by many NIH grants and attracts diverse collaborators from all over the globe. The UT Physicians Neurology clinical practice remains one of the busiest and most comprehensive Neurology clinical practices in the city of Houston, staffed by some of the top experts in Neurology.

If you have questions about the Department of Neurology academics, please contact neurology@uth.tmc.edu.  If you are a patient or would like to be a patient, please visit UT Physicians or call 832-325-7080.