Aarthi Ram, MD, has joined Houston Methodist Neurological Institute at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Dr. Ram graduated with honors from Tufts University where she majored in biology and biomedical engineering and minored in child development. She went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Ram completed her Neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Additionally, she completed multiple fellowships including a Neurophysiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and a Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center McGovern Medical School in Houston.

Dr. Ram is trained in all aspects of general neurological disorders and has specialized training in sleep medicine and epilepsy.

“Sleep medicine and neurology are inextricably linked to each other,” said Dr. Aarthi Ram, neurologist, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.

“Sleep is really important for adults with neurological disorders. There is a large overlap with sleep and many neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia and cognitive impairment,” said Ram. “A lot of times, especially in patients with epilepsy, insufficient sleep can actually worsen their neurologic disorder, often causing patients to have a more seizures.”

Dr. Ram is affiliated with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Neurology, the Southern Sleep Society, and the American Epilepsy Society.

Dr. Ram is especially passionate about sleep medicine in the young, stating “Sleep is not only important for adults, but children as well. It’s very important that children get enough sleep because these are critical years when their brain is growing, and an insufficient amount of sleep can often cause detrimental effects on their development.”

Dr. Ram’s clinical expertise include
  • Sleep Medicine including Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome and Hypersomnia
  • Neurologic conditions including Epilepsy, Non-epileptic seizures, Headaches, Dementia, and Multiple sclerosis
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for patient’s with sleep disorders
  • Polysomnography (PSG’s)
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Home Sleep Tests (HST)
  • Actigraphy
  • Electrocephalogram (EEG)
  • Occipital nerve blocks
Dr. Ram joins the specialists at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital who treat patients of all ages with neurological and sleep disorders.

Additionally, Dr. Ram collaborates with the board-certified sleep medicine specialists at Houston Methodist Sleep Center at Willowbrook. The team of experts diagnose underlying conditions that cause disruption in sleep, including chronic insomnia, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and more.

Amenities at the Houston Methodist Sleep Center at Willowbrook include
  • Sleep suites with Tempur-Pedic® beds
  • Private bathroom with shower in each suite
  • Staffed by registered technologists
  • Board-certified sleep medicine doctors
Referrals are being accepted to the Houston Methodist Sleep Center at Willowbrook. To learn more about our sleep center call 281.73.SLEEP (281.737.5337).

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ram or one of the neurologists at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, call 281.737.1167.

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About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a 312 bed, not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. The hospital has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook is ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” in 2016.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center, Infusion Center Sleep Center, Surgical Weight Loss Center and operates the largest Childbirth Center in the Greater Northwest Houston area.
For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus and to learn about upcoming events, please visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook.

To find a physician, call 281.737.2500.