Stanley H. Appel
Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
The mission of the 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 (ALS)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.
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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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Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked No. 23 among 1,241 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