Stanley H. Appel
Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
The mission of the Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology is to translate advances in basic scientific research into meaningful therapies for diseases of the nervous system, while at the same time providing a rich environment of learning opportunities for practicing health care professionals and the medical practitioners of tomorrow. We are at the forefront of understanding the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological and molecular basis of neurological disorders, and translating this knowledge into effective treatments for neurological diseases like stroke, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases through.
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 Hospital.
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Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD is director of the  Neuroscience Research Program at Houston Methodist Research Institute and Vice Chair of the Dept. of Neurology for Neuroscience Research. Faculty Profile | Clinical Profile

Comprehensive Neuroscience Seminar  

Please join our panel of nationally renowned neurologists and neurosurgeons for a Q&A session as they discuss the top neurological health concerns affecting people today.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Houston Methodist Hospital
Dunn Rio Grande Conference Room
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Peggy and Gary Edwards Distinguished ALS Lecture

13th Annual Peggy and Gary Edwards Distinguished ALS Lecture
"Collaborative Science to Accelerate Therapy Development for ALS"
Speaker: Merit Cudkowicz, MD
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Bluebird Auditorium
Houston Methodist Hospital

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Houston Methodist Hospital No.24  among 1,236 hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery.

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