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Gavin W. Britz, MD, MPH, MBA, FAANS

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery


Phone: 713-441-3800


6560 Fannin, Suite 900
Scurlock Tower
Houston, TX 77030

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Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery 
Co-director, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
Co-director, Cerebrovascular Center
Co-director, Skull Base Program

Dr. Gavin W. Britz is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery. He leads an acclaimed team of neurosurgeons and affiliated professionals and is recognized as one of the nation's foremost cerebrovascular, skull base and brain tumor surgeons and is included in the “Masters of Neurosurgery” book. He has received Best Doctor in America distinction six different years. He is on the advisory boards of the Joe Niekro Foundation and The Brain Aneurysm Foundation and serves on the editorial board for Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, International Journal of Vascular Medicine, Surgical Neurology International, SOJ Neurology and Dataset Papers in Medicine. He has authored more than 110 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, 30 chapters and two neurosurgical text books.
Interests & Special Procedures

Acoustic Neuroma
Brain Tumors
Pituitary Surgery
Carotid Endarterectomy
Skull Based Surgery
Blood Conservation
Spine Surgery
Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Neuro-Vascular Surgery
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Education & Training

Medical School: University of Witwatersrand-South Africa - 1987
Internship: University of Witwatersrand-South Africa - 1988
Residency: University of Washington-Seattle, WA - 2002
Fellowship: Surgical Intern and General Surgery Fellow- John Hopkins Hospital-Baltimore,MD - 1993
Additional Fellowship: Cerebrovascular Fellow-University of Washington, Seattle, WA - 2002
Additional Fellowship: Interventional Neuroradiology- University of Washington-Seattle, WA - 2003
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Scurlock Tower
Houston, TX 77030
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Houston, TX 77030
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