Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurosurgery

J. Bob Blacklock, M.D.

Rob G. Parrish, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurosurgeon
Methodist Neurological Institute
Department of Neurosurgery

6560 Fannin St. Suite 944
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-3800


Dr. Rob Parrish has been on the medical staff of Houston Methodist Hospital for more than 20 years and has performed thousands of brain, spine and peripheral nerve neurosurgical operations.  Dr. Parrish is involved in the education of neurosurgical residents and regularly lectures at the Winter Clinics, sponsored by The Mayfield Clinic, The Mayo Clinic and The Cleveland Clinic.  He is an Aero Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Association.  Dr. Parrish is a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and serves as Command Surgeon for the 350 Civil Affairs Command.  He is an inventor and holds two patents with others pending.

Clinical Expertise

  • Brain tumors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Microvascular decompressions
  • Arterial-venous malformations
  • Chiari malformation syndromes
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Spinal surgery, micro and minimally invasive techniques
  • Spinal fusions
  • Spinal tumors
  • Tethered cord syndromes
  • Peripheral nerve surgery, including nerve tumors
  • Carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve compression

Research Interests

  • Cranial neuropathies
  • Athletic injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Minimal traumatic brain injuries

Education and Training

  • B.S., Florida State University
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine
  • Surgery internship, University of Colorado, affiliated hospitals
  • Residency in neurological surgery, University of Pittsburgh, affiliated hospitals