Howard S. Derman, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


After completion of his postdoctoral training, Dr. Derman joined the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology. He became an Associate Professor there in 1995. While at Baylor, Dr. Derman held several management positions including Medical Director of the Neurology Infusion Center, Director of the Headache Clinic, and Manager of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Neurology. He assumed his current positions at Methodist in 2005. 

Dr. Howard Derman is the medical director of the Houston Methodist Concussion Center. He has a special interest in the treatment of concussions and other pain syndromes affecting the nervous system. He is also in several research projects, which include both the causes of concussions and programs to get athletes to return to play. Dr. Derman is a concussion specialist for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash and Rice University Athletics.

Description of Research

Dr. Derman's research focus on both the causes of concussions and programs to get athletes to return to play.

Areas Of Expertise

Migraine headaches Neurologic disorders Concussion
Education & Training

, Baylor College of Medicine
, University of Connecticut
, Rush University

Satija, P & Derman, H 2010, . in Neurology Secrets. Elsevier Inc. pp. 301-314. DOI:

Botulinum toxin A for chronic daily headache: A randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel design study
Ondo, WG, Vuong, KD & Derman, HS 2004, Cephalalgia, vol 24, no. 1, pp. 60-65. DOI:

Use of both oral and nasal sumatriptan for migraine during a 24-hour period
Derman, HS, Derman, BR, Hasson, S & Desaibro, L 2000, Headache Quarterly, vol 11, no. 3, pp. 211-212.

Physician referral patterns for stutterers
Rosenfield, DB & Derman, HS 1990, Journal of Otolaryngology, vol 19, no. 1, pp. 19-24.

Nuclear magnetic resonance diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma
Jackson, JA , Derman, HS, Harper, RL, Willcott, MR, Ford, JJ, Schneiders, NJ, McCrary, JA, Kelly, A & Bryan, RN 1984, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol 2, no. 3, pp. 227-233.

Nuclear magnetic resonance evaluation of stroke. A preliminary report
Bryan, RN, Willcott, MR, Schneiders, NJ, Ford, JJ & Derman, HS 1983, Radiology, vol 149, no. 1, pp. 189-192.

Sudden blindness: transient and permanent
Strickbine-Van Reet, P, Derman, HS & Jackson, D 1980, Heart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care, vol 9, no. 5, pp. 898-904.

Haemorrhagic complications of multiple sclerosis
Jankovic, J, Derman, H & Armstrong, D 1980, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol 43, no. 1, pp. 76-81.