Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurosurgery

Robert G. Grossman, M.D.

Professor of Neurological Surgery
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

6560 Fannin St. Suite 944
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-790-3333

Dr. Grossman is internationally recognized for his contributions to the fields of head and spinal cord injuries, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease.  In 2007, he received the Harvey Cushing Medal, the highest honor awarded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.  In 2009, he was named Neurosurgeon of the Year by the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Grossman is on the editorial board of World Neurosurgery and is the co-editor of Principles of Neurosurgery.  He has served as president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons and as the chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.  Dr. Grossman has conducted NIH-funded research on traumatic brain injury, and is currently the principal investigator of the North American Clinical Trials Network for Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury, funded by the Department of Defense through the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.  Dr. Grossman has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of patients with epilepsy, brain tumors, movement disorders, and spinal disc disease.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Surgery of brain tumors
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Surgery for disc disease

Research Interests:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head injury
  • Epilepsy

Education and Training:

  • B.A., Swarthmore College
  • M.D., Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship, Surgical Service, The University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Residency, Department of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

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