Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurosurgery

Eugene V. Golanov, M.D., PhD

Eugene V. Golanov, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of Cerebrovascular Research
Department of Neurosurgery

6560 Fannin St. Suite 944
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-3800

Dr. Eugene V. Golanov is a neuroscientist and physiologist experienced in in vivo and in vitro experimental and clinical research.  He has extensive firsthand experience and expertise in multidisciplinary and integrative research in various areas of neurophysiology in animals and humans:  brain damage of various genesis and neuroprotection; pain and endogenous analgesia; endogenous opioid system; circulatory shock; regulation of autonomic functions, including regulation of peripheral nervous and cardiovascular systems; neurogenic arterial hypertension; regulation of cerebral blood flow, stroke; epilepsy, neural control of immune response.

Dr. Golanov has advanced, in depth knowledge of molecular and systems biology, bioinformatics, systems theory, electronics, computer technologies, programming, and modeling. He also has practical experience and expertise in complex programs and grants management, research and grants financial management, and grant writing.

He previously served as program manager of neuroscience and subject matter expert in neuroscience/neurotrauma at the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, US Army Medical Research and Material Command/Tunnell Governmental Services, Bethesda, MD Among the nation-wide initiatives he has launched include the biology of vascular malformations of the brain and multidisciplinary translational research in critical care

Clinical Expertise

  • In vivo and in vitro physiology and pharmacology of the central nervous system
  • Neurodegeneration damage
  • Neuronal cell death
  • Brain/neuron ischemia/hypoxia
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral circulation
  • Central regulation of autonomic functions
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Hypertension
  • Pain
  • Epilepsy

Research Interests

Dr. Golanov’s research interests include “the role of psychological traits in hypertension and development of neuropsychological methods for the treatment of hypertension” (1986-1990), All-Union Cardiology Research Center, Moscow, Russia; “optimization of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson disease” (2003-2005) - University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi; and “the surgical treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy” (2003-2005), University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.

Selected Publications

  • Shifflet J.M., Sitton M., Golanov E.V., Forehead stimulation decreases volume of the infarction triggered by occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in rats. Brain Research, 2013, (in preparation).
  • Golanov E., Role of the medullary endothelial sodium channels in the cerebral blood flow autoregulation. 2013, (in preparation).
  • Rollins S., Golanov E., Role of cerebellar fastigial nucleus in global ischemic preconditioning. 2013, (in preparation).
  • Golanov E., Neuroprotective effect of electrical stimulation of sphenopalatine ganglion in rats. 2013 (in preparation).
  • Régnier A., Vicaut E., Golanov E., Thalamic-evoked generalized convulsive seizures trigger widespread neuronal damage. Epilepsia, 2013, (submitted).
  • Zanatta P., Toffolo G.M., Sartori E., Bet, A., Baldanzi, F., Agarwal N., Golanov E. The human brain pacemaker: Synchronized infra-slow neurovascular coupling in patients undergoing non-pulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass. Neuroimage, Neuroimage. 2013; 15(72):10-9
  • Drew, P.K, Duyn, J.H., Golanov, E., Kleinfeld D., Finding coherence in spontaneous oscillations, Nature Neuroscience, 2009;11:991-992.