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Albert J. Fenoy, MD

Associate Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Albert J. Fenoy, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with expertise in deep brain stimulation for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, tremor and dystonia, and psychiatric diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. He also specializes in neuromodulation procedures for chronic pain, as well as surgery for neck and back degenerative disease, including minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Fenoy received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Iowa and went on to complete a fellowship in functional neurosurgery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, France, in December 2008.

Dr. Fenoy is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons. Also holding a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Fenoy has been critical in developing at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth an FDA-approved clinical trial on the use of deep brain stimulation in treatment-resistant depression. The UTHealth Neuroscience deep brain stimulation program is indeed robust: Dr. Fenoy has performed over 600 deep brain stimulation procedures since joining in 2009.

Dr. Fenoy has presented research at several national and international conferences that has subsequently been published in Movement DisordersJournal of Neurosurgery, Brain Research, NeuromodulationStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, and Translational Psychiatry. His research has focused on the use of diffusion tensor imaging and optimization strategies for targeting in deep brain stimulation, on the electrophysiology of the basal ganglia and response to neuromodulation, and on biomarkers of response to neuromodulation therapy in treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Fenoy has also recently been awarded a 5-year $2.1 million National Institutes of Health R01 grant to study the temporality of structural and functional connectivity changes in Essential Tremor after deep brain stimulation, a prestigious achievement.


Medical School
State University of New York at Stoney Brook , 2002

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics , 2008

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2009

Clinical Interests

Deep Brain Stimulation, Surgical Intervention for Pain Management, Cervical Pain and Radiculopathy, Cervical Stenosis, Lumbar Radiculopathy

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Dr Albert Fenoy, MD

Dr. Fenoy Sees Patients at:
UTHealth Neurosciences-Northeast
18955 Memorial North, Suite 340
Houston, TX 77338
Phone: (713) 486-7780
Fax: (713) 486-7794

UTHealth Neurosciences – Texas Medical Center
6400 Fannin St, Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 486-8000
Fax: (713) 486-8088

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