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Expert Treatment for Brain, Spine, and Nerve Disorders

UTHealth Houston Neurosciences

UTHealth Houston Neurosciences is a large, comprehensive clinical, academic and research-based program that provides the full continuum of neuroscience care. Our group consists of over 150 care providers who are committed to quality outcomes and to each patient’s experience. We are nationally recognized leaders in the treatment of all areas of neurological conditions, offering neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuro‑oncology, neurocritical care and pain-management services.

MyUTHealth Patient Portal

UTHealth Houston Neurosciences has a new and improved way to communicate with your care team. Learn about our new MyUTHealth patient portal and sign up here »

Conditions & Treatments

Conditions & Treatments

Find information about how we help treat brain tumors, face pain, cerebrovascular disease and aneurysms, stroke, spine disorders, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, back pain, neuro trauma.

Our Specialty Centers

At UTHealth Houston Neurosciences, we bring together highly-trained physicians from many different neuroscience disciplines into focused teams with one goal in mind – helping you with your specific condition.

Patient Education

We know needing to see a neuroscience specialist can be a stressful time. Our aim is to help ease your patient journey. Find forms, clinic and patient portal FAQs, transfer procedures and insurance information.



Louise McCullough, MD, PhD

Professor and Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair, Department of Neurology

Dr Nitin Tandon

Nitin Tandon, MD

Professor and Chair ad interim, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon and Director of Epilepsy Surgery

Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies


Arthur Day, MD

Professor and Neurosurgeon

Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Spiros Blackburn

Spiros Blackburn, MD

Associate Professor and Neurosurgeon, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery

Residency Program Director


Sean Savitz, MD

Neurologist and Frank M. Yatsu, MD, Chair in Neurology

Director, UTHealth Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Professor, Department of Neurology

Dr Samden Lhatoo

Samden Lhatoo, MD

Director, Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies
Professor, McGovern Distinguished Chair in Neurology, Department of Neurology


Alex Choi, MD

Critical Care Physician and Director, Neurocritical Care

Associate Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery


David Sandberg, MD

Neurosurgeon and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery and Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery




News & Events

Learn more about our upcoming events for patients, physicians, and students, and read our recent media stories.


We are committed to educating the next generation of physicians.


Our physicians are at the forefront of innovation, offering patients who qualify access to the latest clinical trials.

Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Interested in supporting the work we do for our patients?


At UTHealth Houston Neurosciences, we offer patients access to specialized neurological care at clinics across the greater Houston area. To ask us a question, schedule an appointment, or learn more about us, please call (713) 486-8000 or click below to send us a message. If you would like to send a request to be contacted for a clinic appointment, please click the Request an Appointment link. In the event of an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.