Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

Stanley Fisher, M.D.

Stanley Fisher, M.D.

Co-Director, Movement Disorders & Neuro-rehabilitation Center
Houston Methodist Neurological Institute

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

6560 Fannin Street, Suite 802
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-3337


Dr. Stanley Fisher has been with the Methodist Neurological Institute (MNI) for more than eight years. He is a Founder and Co-Director of the Movement Disorders and Neurorehabilitation Center at MNI and Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Fisher was a robotic engineer before returning to Temple University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Biology and Cognitive Neuroscience. During his college years Dr. Fisher was a well-known Personal and Fitness trainer in Philadelphia. He Graduated from the MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his internship before moving to Texas.

After he completed his residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Movement Disorders at The University of Texas - Houston, Dr. Fisher combined his skills as a robotic engineer, fitness trainer and neurologist to do research in the use of robotically-assisted technology for neurological rehabilitation. He became a nationally recognized expert in the field of Neuromodulation, utilizing implantable devices for the treatment of Parkinson disease, tremor, dystonia as well as spasticity due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. For eight years he has served as a Program Director for Neurological Rehabilitation at the HealthSouth Center for Neurological Research and Recovery in Houston, TX which includes four Acute Rehabilitation Hospitals in Houston Area. Currently he is a Program Director for Neurological Rehabilitation for Reliant Hospitals in Houston area.

Dr. Fisher is involved in clinical research related to psychosis and emotional lability in patients with neurodegenerative disorders. He currently serves as a Medical Director for four Silverado Memory Care communities in Houston. Dr. Fisher is invited to lecture nationally and internationally on the topics of Parkinson disease, spasticity, and the use of implantable and robotically-assisted devices for the treatment of the wide variety of neurological diseases. Dr. Fisher has a strong interest in the field of Targeted Drug Delivery and Chairs an annual conference on the role of targeted drug delivery in the treatment of Pain and neurological Diseases.

Dr. Fisher is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston and actively involved in the research on motor control at the affiliated Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research at the National Center for Human Performance.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Movement disorders including tremor, dystonia, chorea and myoclonus.
  • Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Gait Disorders and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, Tremors of different etiology and Generalized dystonia.
  • Chemodenervation with Botulinum Toxins for Focal Dystonias, Spasticity, Headaches, and muscle spasms.
  • Comprehensive  Neurorehabilitation, utilizing advanced robotically-assisted technology, chemodenervation, and Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Therapy to optimize the recovery from neurological catastrophes.

Research Interests:  

Dr. Fisher’s research on motor control is conducted mostly in the Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research at the National Center of Human Performance. It includes basic and translational research of the nature of motor control in normal adults as well as people with variety of neurological disorders including Parkinson Disease, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

Education:

Intern, Internal Medicine, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnwood, PA
Resident, Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Fellowship in Movement Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Board Certification:

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology 

Selected Publications: