Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

Ericka P. Simpson, M.D.

Ericka P. Simpson, M.D.

Director, Neurology Residency Program and
Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program

Co-Director, MDA/Neuromuscular Clinic

Methodist Neurological Institute

Associate Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

6560 Fannin St. Suit 802
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-441-3336

Dr Simpson is Co-director, MDA Neuromuscular Clinics and Director, ALS Clinical Research Division. Her clinical focus includes a wide range of neuromuscular disorders: Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, ALS, Inflammatory myopathy, mitochondrial and metabolic myopathy.

She is also education director of the Neurology residency program and Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program. She has served as an writer for the American Academy of Neurology’s Residency In Service Training Examination Committee, and as an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Part II Certification Board Exam. She currently  serves as co-chair for the ALS/MND session of the  American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and Sub-committee Chair of the Neurology Self-Assessment Examination (Annual Meeting Edition 2013) .

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy/CIDP
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Mitochondrial Disorders
  • Myopathy/Inflammatory Myopathy

Research Interests:

Characterize the peripheral immune inflammatory response in ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases and identify the potential markers that may reflect disease activity and progression.  Translational research that leads to the identification and development of effective therapies aimed at positively altering the natural history of these diseases.


M.D. - University of Texas at Houston Medical School
Neurology Residency - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
Physician Scientist Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX

Board Certification:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-recertified
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Certification in Neuromuscular Medicine

Selected Publications: