Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

Milvia Y. Pleitez, M.D.

Milvia Y. Pleitez, M.D.

Director, Muscle and Nerve Histopathology Laboratory
Methodist Neurological Institute

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

6560 Fannin Street, Suite 802
Houston, Texas 77030

Phone: 713-441-3335

Dr. Pleitez is Director of the Muscle and Nerve Histopathology Laboratory. Her primary interests include neuromuscular disorders, peripheral neuropathies and myopathies, muscle and nerve pathology, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, myasthenia gravis and neuromuscular disorders during pregnancy.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • CIDP- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Electromyography
  • Facial nerve disease
  • Guillain barre syndrome
  • Muscle and nerve biopsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Neuromuscular disorders in Pregnancy
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Polymyositis
  • Punch skin nerve biopsy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Research Interests:

  • Small fiber peripheral neuropathies
  • Immune-mediated neuropathies
  • Myasthenia gravis during pregnancy


M.D. - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Neurology Residency - Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
Fellow, Neuromuscular Disorders - Baylor College of Medicine
Fellow, EMG - University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Board Certification:

Boar Certified in Neurology
Board Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine