Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
The mission of the Houston Methodist Department of Neurology is to translate advances in basic scientific research into meaningful therapies for diseases of the nervous system, while at the same time providing a rich environment of learning opportunities for practicing health care professionals and the medical practitioners of tomorrow. We are at the forefront of understanding the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological and molecular basis of neurological disorders, and translating this knowledge into effective treatments for neurological diseases like strokedementiaepilepsyParkinson’s diseaseamyotrophic lateral sclerosis and neuromuscular diseases through.
10th annual Peggy & Gary Edwards Distinguished ALS Lecture series
Peggy and Gary Edwards ALS Lecture

Houston Methodist Hospital recently celebrated 10 years of its annual Peggy and Gary Edwards Distinguished ALS Lecture Series. Named for a longtime Houston Methodist Hospital board member and his wife, the lecture series, as well as the Edwards ALS Research Laboratory, were created in honor of Gary Edwards’ mother, Jeanette, who passed away from complications of ALS in 1986. Read More

Renowned Expert to Lead Movement Disorders Clinic                         
William G. Ondo, MD

William G. Ondo, M.D., is joining the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute as the director of the Movement Disorders Clinic. Ondo has been in practice for nearly 20 years and specializes in diagnosis, treatment and research of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, and the use of botulinum toxins in treating movement disorders, and restless legs syndrome. Read More

Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat ALS

Clive N. Svendsen, PhD
Professor and director
Kerry and Simone Vickar Family Foundation
Distinguished Chair in Regenerative Medicine
Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

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Houston Methodist Neurological Institute is ranked #16 in U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 rankings for national hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery, we have reached this level of excellence by combining practiced skills with continuous learning and the cutting-edge research from the Houston Methodist Research Institute.