Eddy Scurlock Stroke


The Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute offers a coordinated, interdisciplinary rapid-response system for treating stroke victims. Our exceptional team of doctors and highly dedicated nursing staff provide immediate stroke intervention and care. From the onset of symptoms, patients receive the very latest treatments with the hope of the best possible recovery.

The Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute is one of the nation’s first DNV-certified comprehensive stroke centers in the United States. We have the proven resources, infrastructure, processes and highly trained staff to provide the very best in stroke care.

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"Get With the Guidelines" Award
Houston Methodist has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Quality Achievement Award for 2015. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Collaborative Cerebral Blood Flow Lab 
The Collaborative Cerebral Blood Flow Lab serves patients with a variety of neurological disorders, including stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Physicians perform transcranial Doppler (TCD) with bubble by injecting agitated normal saline (not contrast) to detect PFO (patent foramen ovale) in the heart.

TCD measures blood velocity in the head and neck, which aids in the management of stroke and is useful for risk assessment in a variety of cerebrovascular and neurologic diseases. The carotid ultrasound (C/U) is an ultrasound that shows whether plaque has narrowed your carotid arteries. Plaque can slow down or block the flow of blood through the artery. A standard carotid ultrasound shows the structure of your carotid arteries.

Studies performed at the Collaborative Cerebral Blood Flow Clinical Lab include the following
  • Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound with/without bubble
  • Carotid Ultrasound

Research Leadership and Clinical Trials
Our dedicated doctors are university faculty with Weill Cornell Medical College and conduct groundbreaking research and clinical trials in stroke causation and treatment. They also lead outreach and education efforts in the Greater Houston community and other parts of Texas to provide awareness of stroke treatment and prevention.

Exemplifying Houston Methodist’s longstanding leadership in clinical research, the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center offers stroke patients a wide range of clinical research trials aimed at improving outcomes, survival and prevention of stroke recurrence.

  • Acute stroke trials
  • Secondary stroke prevention trials
  • Ongoing trials enrollment completed
  • Recently completed acute stroke trials

Learn more about research and clinical trials

About Eddy C. Scurlock
Eddy C. Scurlock was a U.S. oil industry leader and entrepreneur from Houston who became a leading philanthropist. The Scurlock Foundation provides ongoing support for medical research, health care and other charitable enterprises. Eddy Scurlock died in 1988.

Our doctors specialize in managing stroke at the following convenient Houston Methodist locations.
Stroke Support Group 

The center provides monthly support group meetings for stroke survivors, families and caregivers. Medical experts offer stroke survivors and other participants a chance to share their experiences and receive passionate and caring social support. 
Learn more about our stroke support group. 

Stroke Education & Outreach Program

Stroke education and outreach encompass activities that provide education to patients and their families, health care professionals, and members of the community such as disease support groups and civic organizations. Stroke educators teach audiences about healthy lifestyle choices and the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of stroke and seeking early treatment.

Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center
Outpatient Cinic
6560 Fannin St.
Scurlock Tower, Room 802
Houston, TX 77030

Eddy Scurlock Stroke Unit
6565 Fannin St., Main 6 SW
Houston, TX 77030
Fax 713.790.3996