Welcome to the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Our mission, driven by extensive access to complex neurosurgical cases, is to provide the best neurosurgical care to the citizens of Houston, to lead the world in advancing the art and science of neurosurgery, and to produce the next generation of neurosurgical leaders. Our academic home is at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Our clinical activities are performed at UTHealth Neurosciences clinics in the Texas Medical Center and at hospitals around the Houston metropolitan area.
Our mission is to be the best locally, nationally, and internationally. To achieve this goal, we will focus on providing:
- The highest quality care and achieving the best outcomes
- The best service and achieving the highest patient and referring doctor satisfaction
- The innovation and testing of new ideas
- The advancement of medicine and setting new standards of care
- Teaching the next generation to be the best
Nitin Tandon, M.D.
Professor and Chair ad interim, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery