The Sumner Family Chair in Neuromuscular Research, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Neurology Residency and Neuromuscular Medicine Residency, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
While completing her postdoctoral training, Dr. Simpson studied under the renowned Dr. Stanley Appel, the current chair of the Department of Neurology at Houston Methodist Hospital and the founder of the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute. After completion of a fellowship in Dr. Appel’s laboratory, she became a tenure track Associate Professor of Neurology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Simpson is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Minority Medical Faculty Development Program. She joined the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group in 2005.
Dr. Simpson’s research aims to characterize the peripheral immune inflammatory response in ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases, and identify the potential markers that may reflect disease activity and progression. Her translational research seeks to identify and develop effective therapies that positively alter the natural progression of these diseases, including Myotonic Dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and chronic inflammatory polyneuropathies.