houston methodist neurological institute

The inaugural creation of the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital in 2005 was the result of a commitment and mission to pioneer the translation of advances in basic science into meaningful therapies for neurological conditions while providing an environment that fosters the education and training of post-doctoral fellows, residents and students to develop into preeminent physicians and scientists of tomorrow.

The Neurological Institute is part of the Houston Methodist Research Institute which is a cornerstone of Houston Methodist Hospital's strategic vision for its future as a top-ranked academic medical center. It supports a collaborative atmosphere for senior and young investigators in various fields. The Institute’s co-directors Gavin W. Britz, MD and Jun Li, MD, represent a broad spectrum of expertise. They lead a core group of more than 50 neurologists, neurosurgeons and dozens of neuro-specialist staff, all collaborating to make the Neurological Institute the nation’s model for neurological diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and research.

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist Hospital,  is located in the Texas Medical Center. For more than 90 years, Houston Methodist has served the Houston community and the world with the highest quality patient care in a spiritual environment. Affiliated with the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Houston Methodist continues its longstanding commitment to improving the community health and well-being.


Recognizing our dedication to excellence, U.S. News & World Report has once again named Houston Methodist Hospital to its prestigious Honor Roll. We are nationally ranked in 11 specialties, the most in the state, and have been national leaders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in research, offering innovative treatments and surpassing CDC safety standards. We are proud to be the No. 1 hospital in Texas and one of the top 20 hospitals in the nation.


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Residents will rotate on all adult inpatient/consult and outpatient services at Houston Methodist, including the vascular neurology, neuromuscular, headache/speech disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders, and general neurology services. All outpatient adult neurology clinics take place on the 8th floor of the Scurlock Tower, including specialty clinics, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) clinics, and resident continuity clinic.


The MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care every year since U.S. News & World Report began its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey in 1990. It is one of the largest cancer centers in the world with a depth of experience that contributes to every aspect of patient care with physicians who are recognized as among the best in the nation. The institution is known for research and translational science which have resulted in in pioneering medical advances over the years.

PGY 3 Neurology residents complete two four-week block rotations under the supervision of Neuro-oncology Faculty and Fellows on the inpatient neuro-oncology service and the outpatient primary brain tumor clinic. Each block rotation is divided into two weeks on the inpatient service and two weeks in clinic with ability to attend morning report and conferences.

San José Clinic

San José Clinic, the original safety-net clinic in Houston, has steadfastly grown into a leading provider of quality healthcare services for individuals and families in the Greater Houston area who struggle the most with accessing care. The Clinic began with the vision of Monsignor Walsh, a donation of $50 from the Charity Guild of Catholic Women and volunteers from the community, who all came together with the same hope of breaking down barriers to healthcare for the underserved. Ninety years later, we proudly uphold the legacy of our founders by continuing to provide healthcare for those who need a health home the most, including primary and specialty medical and dental care as well as vision, laboratory and pharmacy services.

More than 1.1 million, one in every three, persons in the Houston/Harris County area lack health insurance. The demand for low-cost care in this area is consistently greater than available community resources. Primary healthcare for the uninsured is grossly inadequate, and specialty care is almost non-existent. Because of the Clinic's extensive use of volunteer physicians, other community volunteers and teaching affiliations, patients are able to access quality healthcare in a single convenient setting.

PGY3 and PGY4 residents weekly under the supervision of program faculty as part of their longitudinal clinic experience . Residents have the opportunity to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients who are underserved and with limited resources. The experience provides a great opportunity to develop clinical skills and develop autonomy for the trainee.