Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurosurgery

Richard K. Simpson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Richard K. Simpson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Neurosurgeon
Methodist Neurological Institute
Department of Neurosurgery

6560 Fannin St. Suite 944
Houston, TX 77030

Physician’s Office: 713-441-3800
Houston Methodist Hospital: 713-790-3333


Dr. Richard Simpson has extensive experience implanting deep brain stimulation devices to treat movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and tremors.  He also implants vagus nerve stimulation devices for epilepsy and severe depression, and performs stereotactic and functional neurosurgery for movement disorders.  Dr. Simpson has performed numerous procedures using spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, and intrathecal drug delivery systems for pain and spasticity.  His current research focuses on Parkinson’s disease and bipolar disorders. 

Clinical Expertise:

  • Implantation of neuro-modulation devices
  • Implanted drug pumps for chronic pain and movement disorders
  • Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and tremor

Research Interests:

  • DBS for treatment of chronic, treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder

Education and Training:

  • B.A., Coker College
  • M.D./Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
  • Post Graduate Training:
    • Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina
    • General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Neurological Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Recent Publications: