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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Howard S. Derman, M.D.

Howard S. Derman, M.D.


Howard S. Derman, M.D.

Howard S. Derman, M.D.

Associate Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Director, Headache Clinic, Methodist Neurological Institute
Associate Professor of Neurology 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-5077
Fax: 713-790-2059
E-mail: hderman@houstonmethodist.org


B.S. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
M.D. Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

Postdoctoral Training

Neurology Residency, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Neurology Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Neurology Clinical Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX



After completion of his postdoctoral training, Dr. Derman joined the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology. He became an Associate Professor there in 1995. While at Baylor, Dr. Derman held several management positions including Medical Director of the Neurology Infusion Center, Director of the Headache Clinic, and Manager of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Neurology. He assumed his current positions at Methodist in 2005.

Description of Research

Dr. Derman's research centers on clinical investigations in the field of migraine headaches, as well as pharmacologic approaches to several neurologic disorders.

Major Areas of Research

Migraine headaches, neurologic disorders.

Recent Publications

Ondo, W. G. Vuong, K. D. and Derman, H. S. Botulinum toxin A for Chronic daily headache: a randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel design study. Cephalgia, 4004, Vol. 24, 60-65.

Rosenfield DB, Derman HS. Physician referral patterns for stutterers. J Otolaryngol. 1990 Feb;19(1):19-24.

Jackson JA, Derman HS, Harper RL, Willcott MR 3rd, Ford JJ, Schneiders NJ, McCrary JA 3rd, Kelly A, Bryan RN. Nuclear magnetic resonance diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma. Magn Reson Imaging. 1984;2(3):227-33.

Bryan RN, Willcott MR, Schneiders NJ, Ford JJ, Derman HS. Nuclear magnetic resonance evaluation of stroke. A preliminary report. Radiology. 1983 Oct;149(1):189-92.