Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

John J. Volpi, M.D.

John J. Volpi, M.D.

Co-Director, Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center
Director, Cerebral Blood Flow Lab
Medical Director, Neurology Clinic

Methodist Neurological Institute

Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College

6560 Fannin Street, Suite 802
Houston, Texas 77030

Phone: 713-441-3951

Dr. Volpi clinical interests include the evaluation of hospitalized patients and outpatients with cerebrovascular disease, such as ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke as well as the critical care of patients with other neurological diseases. His primary clinical and research interests are in the management and prevention of ischemic stroke and the critical care of patients with neurological illnesses, such as epilepsy, intracerebral hemorrhage, and nervous system infections.

Dr. Volpi is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas who received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine.  He completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Volpi is committed to improving stroke prevention through public awareness, and he has actively served in community outreach programs as a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Stroke Association.

Clinical Interests:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • CVA/Stroke
  • Neuro-Vascular surgery
  • Stents
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Vasculitis
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Carotid stenosis

Current Research projects include:

Revascularization surgery for carotid occlusion, biomarkers that predict outcome from thrombolysis in stroke, radiographic correlates for cognitive decline in vascular dementia, cognitive and vascular outcomes after coronary bypass surgery.

Education:

MD - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas
Neurology Residency - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas

Board Cerification:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified, Adult Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified , Vascular Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified, Neurosonology

Selected Publications:

El-Hakam LM, Volpi J, Mawad M, Clark G.(2010), Angioplasty for Acute Stroke With Pediatric Moyamoya Syndrome. J Child Neurol