Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
The inaugural creation of the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital in 2005 was the result of a commitment and mission to pioneer the translation of advances in basic science into meaningful therapies for neurological conditions while providing an environment that fosters the education and training of post-doctoral fellows, residents and students to develop into preeminent physicians and scientists of tomorrow.
The Neurological Institute is part of the Houston Methodist Research Institute which is a cornerstone of Houston Methodist Hospital's strategic vision for its future as a top-ranked academic medical center. It supports a collaborative atmosphere for senior and young investigators in various fields. The Institute’s founding chairs, Robert Grossman, MD, and Stanley H. Appel, MD, director, and chair of neurology, represent a broad spectrum of expertise and have led their departments at Houston Methodist for more than 25 years. They lead a core group of more than 50 neurologists, neurosurgeons and dozens of neuro-specialist staff, all collaborating to make the Neurological Institute the nation’s model for neurological diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and research.
Houston Methodist Hospital
Residents will rotate on all adult inpatient/consult and outpatient services at Houston Methodist, including the vascular neurology, neuromuscular, headache/speech disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders, and general neurology services. All outpatient adult neurology clinics take place on the 8th floor of the Scurlock Tower, including specialty clinics, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) clinics, and resident continuity clinic.
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
The Neuroscience Center of the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital provides multidisciplinary care for a number of neurological disorders in children. The center combines the expertise of pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologists, neuro-psychologists, and neuro-oncologists to ensure coordinated care and education.
Memorial Hermann Hospital is located adjacent to The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and is one-half mile from the Houston Methodist Hospital. It is a private, not-for-profit 655-bed hospital. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has 248 beds located on several floors of the Hermann Pavilion within Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The inpatient units are located on the 9th and 10th floors and have 66 general care beds and 6 observation beds. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is located on the 9th floor and will have 20 beds. The Neonatal ICU is housed on the 7th floor and will have 130 beds. There is a 24 bed IMU available for floor or ICU beds. In addition, there is a 12 bed epilepsy monitoring unit for adult and pediatric epilepsy and sleep disorder cases on the third floor in the Jones Pavilion of the Hospital.
Each PGY3 neurology resident will rotate for two weeks a month over 3 non-sequential months on the inpatient consult neurology service. The other two weeks a month the neurology residents will rotate on the outpatient service at various clinics.
San José Clinic
San José Clinic, the original safety-net clinic in Houston, has steadfastly grown into a leading provider of quality healthcare services for individuals and families in the Greater Houston area who struggle the most with accessing care. The Clinic began with the vision of Monsignor Walsh, a donation of $50 from the Charity Guild of Catholic Women and volunteers from the community, who all came together with the same hope of breaking down barriers to healthcare for the underserved. Ninety years later, we proudly uphold the legacy of our founders by continuing to provide healthcare for those who need a health home the most, including primary and specialty medical and dental care as well as vision, laboratory and pharmacy services.
More than 1.1 million, one in every three, persons in the Houston/Harris County area lack health insurance. The demand for low-cost care in this area is consistently greater than available community resources. Primary healthcare for the uninsured is grossly inadequate, and specialty care is almost non-existent. Because of the Clinic's extensive use of volunteer physicians, other community volunteers and teaching affiliations, patients are able to access quality healthcare in a single convenient setting.
PGY3 and PGY4 residents weekly under the supervision of program faculty as part of their longitudinal clinic experience . Residents have the opportunity to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients who are underserved and with limited resources. The experience provides a great opportunity to develop clinical skills and develop autonomy for the trainee.
Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center
MDA/ALSA ALS Clinic and Team Hope
Nantz National Alzheimer Center
Movement Disorders Clinic
Trainees have hands-on exposure to the evaluation and management of intrathecal baclofen pumps, botulinum toxin therapy, and the management of surgically treated movement disorder patients.