Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Neurology

At the Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery, our team of experienced neurosurgeons uses the most advanced surgical equipment and techniques available to achieve outstanding outcomes in the treatment of cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders. Our functional  neurosurgery clinical programs provide health care professionals the opportunity to observe even rare neurological conditions and the integrative approaches we use to treat the whole patient. We provide a  comprehensive seven-year residency program coupled with further educational opportunities such as our radiosurgery conferences, neurosurgery didactic teaching conferences, and neurosurgery grand rounds.

Department Chair  

Gavin W. Britz, MD is Professor of Neurosurgery and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. He is one of the most experienced cerebrovascular surgeons in the nation and leads a team of surgeons performing some 5000 procedures annually.
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Residency Program

Our outstanding neurosurgery residency program is accomplished by instruction in the highest standards of care, which is integrated throughout with our top-level research and leading-edge technology. Learn More 


Houston Methodist Hospital’s new Paula and Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower offers the most advanced treatments and innovations available, transforming the complex heart and neurologic care we deliver to patients worldwide. Read more

Virtual resident tour

The Neurosurgery Residency Program is a seven-year program with extensive exposure to surgical techniques, neurology, neuropathology and neuroradiology. It prepares residents for clinical practice and academic careers. The large case volume at Houston Methodist contributes to making our residents outstanding surgeons. 


The mission of the Center for Neuroregeneration is to generate therapies for people who suffer from chronic paralysis and neurologic loss due to devastating injury, stroke or degenerative disease. Learn More


Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked Best in Texas and No. 11 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Neurology & Neurosurgery. U.S. News & World Report has also named Houston Methodist Hospital one of the nation’s best as a nationally ranked Honor Roll hospital. Learn more.

Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
Department of Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin St.
Scurlock Tower, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030