Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

Gustavo C. Román, M.D.

Gustavo C. Román, M.D.

Jack S. Blanton Distinguished Endowed Chair
Methodist Neurological Institute

6560 Fannin Street, Suite 802
Houston, Texas 77030

Phone: 713-441-1150


Dr Roman specializes in memory problems, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia in the elderly including vascular dementia and Lewy body disease. His clinical interests include the evaluation and treatment of patients with Alzheimer disease and normal pressure hydrocephalus with emphasis on the management of brain blood flow problems.

Dr. Román is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Behavioral and cognitive neurology
  • Dementias, various
  • Executive dysfunction
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson’s disease dementia
  • Post-traumatic cognitive impairment
  • Post-traumatic dementia
  • Vascular cognitive impairment
  • Vascular dementia

Research Interests:

  • Vascular factors such as hypertension and cerebral blood flow in Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
  • Epidemiology of Alzheimer disease and other dementias.
  • Public health aspects of neurological disorders, particularly neurological care in developing countries.
  • Study of environmental factors (such as diet, and natural and man-made pollutants) in the pathogenesis of dementias and other neurological conditions such as autism.
  • Environmental neurology.
  • Nutritional neurological disorders.
  • Sleep in cognition and dementia.
  • Tropical Neurology, mainly HTLV-1 and Cysticercosis.

Education:

M.D. - Faculty of Medicine, National University, Bogotá, Colombia
Neurology Residency - University of Vermont College of Medicine
EEG&EMG and Neuropathology Fellowship - University of Vermont

Selected Publications: