Stanley H. Appel
Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
The mission of the Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology at the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute is to pioneer the future by translating advances in basic science research into meaningful therapies for diseases of the nervous system. Concurrently, the mission provides an environment in which students can learn the medical and research skills necessary to develop into preeminent physicians and scientists of tomorrow.

The past several years have witnessed a dramatic explosion of new knowledge in biochemical, physiological, pharmacological and molecular approaches to the nervous system. These advances have been translated into new avenues of diagnosing human neurological disease, new methods for treating previously untreatable diseases, and new insights into effective treatment of  stroke, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and  neuromuscular diseases

Further advances depend upon continuing basic research and intensive educational activities and their successful integration with patient care. Achievement of the highest standards of clinical care based upon the latest basic and translational research is the primary goal of the Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology.

Department Chair

Stanley H. Appel

Stanley H. Appel, MD is co-director of Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, chair of the Department of Neurology and the Peggy and Gary Edwards Distinguished Chair in ALS at Houston Methodist.
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Neuroscience Director

Tetsuo Ashizawa

Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD is director of the Neuroscience Research Program at Houston Methodist Research Institute, vice chair of the Department of Neurology and Harriet and Joe B. Foster Distinguished Chair in Neurosciences.
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The Neurology Residency Program is founded upon excellence in training, education and pioneer advances in science and medicine. The four-year program, beginning in the PGY1 year, provides comprehensive training in clinical neurology and mentored training in the clinical and basic sciences as a foundation for the practicing neurologist and physician-scientist

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NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked No. 21 among 1,248 hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for neurology and neurosurgery. U.S. News & World Report has also named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas every year since the award began and one of the nation’s best as a nationally ranked Honor Roll hospital. Learn more.

Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology 
6560 Fannin St.
Scurlock Tower, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
713.441.3780