Grossman Lab

Robert G. Grossman, MD 
Professor of Neurosurgery
Houston Methodist Academic Institute

Dr. Grossman's research interests are in the major areas of spinal cord injury, head injury, and neurosurgery. His research has received recognition from the National Head Injury Foundation, which awarded him the Caveness Award in 1992, and by from the Society of Neurological Surgeons, which in 1988 awarded him the Albert and Ellen Grass Foundation prize and medal for continuous commitment to research in the neurosciences by a neurological surgeon. In 2002, Dr. Grossman received the Distinguished Service Award of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. In April 2007, he received the Cushing Medal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for outstanding leadership, dedication, and contributions to the field of neurosurgery.

Dr. Grossman is the co-author of Neurobehavioral Consequences of Head Injury (1982), co-author of Medical Neurobiology, Mosby, St. Louis, in its third edition, co-editor with Christopher Loftus of Principles of Neurosurgery, in its second edition (1999), and co-editor of Pallidal Surgery for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (1998).

He has served on numerous public advisory boards within the United States Public Health Service. He was chairman of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) from 1991-1993, and a member of the National Advisory Council (NINDS) from 1993-1996. Dr. Grossman was a director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery from 1984-1990 and chairman of the board from 1989-1990. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Board. He was the president of the American Epilepsy Society and of the Society of University Neurosurgeons and was president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons from 1994-1995. Dr. Grossman served on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery from 1979-1989 and was chairman of the board from 1987-1989.