Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery Spine Surgery

Phone: 713.441.3800


Scurlock Tower
6560 Fannin St.
Ste 900
Houston , TX 77030

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Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery Co-director, Houston Methodist Neurological InstituteCo-director, Cerebrovascular CenterCo-director, Skull Base Program
Dr. Gavin W. Britz is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery. He leads an acclaimed team of neurosurgeons and affiliated professionals and is recognized as one of the nation's foremost cerebrovascular, skull base and brain tumor surgeons and is included in the 'Masters of Neurosurgery' book. He has received Best Doctor in America distinction six different years. He is on the advisory boards of the Joe Niekro Foundation and The Brain Aneurysm Foundation and serves on the editorial board for Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, International Journal of Vascular Medicine, Surgical Neurology International, SOJ Neurology and Dataset Papers in Medicine. He has authored more than 110 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, 30 chapters and two neurosurgical text books.
Clinical Interests:
  • Blood Conservation
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysms
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Skull Based Surgery
  • Meningioma
  • Neuro-Vascular Surgery
  • Pituitary Surgery
Education & Training

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
Medical School: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa - 1987
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, WA - 2002
Internship: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa - 1988
Fellowship: Surgical Intern and General Surgery Fellow, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD - 1993
Fellowship: Cerebrovascular Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, WA - 2002
Fellowship: Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA - 2003
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6560 Fannin St.
Ste 900
Houston , TX 77030
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Houston, TX 77030
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