The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Department of Neurology was founded in 1972 with its first chair, Dr. William Fields. Dr. Fields headed a department of only six faculty. Since then, the department has grown exponentially, expanding the specialty programs to the areas of Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Diseases, and Stroke and having over twenty faculty members.
Our department encompasses training programs, research activities, and a clinical practice. We have a highly competitive Neurology residency program, directed by Dr. Mya Schiess, along with several specialty-specific fellowship programs. Our research program is funded by several NIH grants, and attracts all types of collaborators from all over the globe. The UT Physicians Neurology clinical practice remains one of the busiest and most comprehensive Neurology clinical practices in the city of Houston, staffed by some of the top experts in Neurology.
If you have questions about the Department of Neurology, please contact Yvette Sanders.