Mischer Neuroscience Institute

Mischer Neuroscience Institute

The Mischer Neuroscience Institute is built on a foundation of long-term collaboration between Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Led by acclaimed Harvard researcher and neurosurgeon Dong H. Kim, M.D., and internationally renowned neurologist and stroke expert James C. Grotta, M.D., the Mischer Neuroscience Institute (MNI) has brought together a team of world-class clinicians, researchers and educators to advance the field of neuroscience through their insights and research findings. Patients come to the Institute from around the world for treatment of rare and common diseases of the brain and spinal cord.

The Mischer Neuroscience Institute was the first center in Texas and one of the only few institutions in the country to fully integrate neurology, neurosurgery, and neurorehabilitation in complementary programs offered through distinguished centers of excellence.

All programs at the Institute are staffed by nationally renowned physicians from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, who are committed to raising the bar—locally, regionally and nationally—with first-rate clinical programs, continued growth and breakthrough research applied daily in the operating room and at the bedside. Their goal, simply stated, is to make Houston the internationally-recognized center for neuroscience care and innovation in the 21st century.

More than 2000 adult and pediatric procedures are performed in our surgical suites annually. Among them are innovative techniques that were once unimaginable: implantations of vagal nerve stimulators that allow patients with epilepsy to lead productive lives, resections of arteriovenous malformations that prevent life-threatening brain hemorrhage, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery that makes treatment of brain tumors safe, quick, effective and painless.

For 60 years, Houston has led the way in pioneering innovations to conquer heart disease. For 20 years, cancer has gradually yielded to medical advances developed in the Texas Medical Center.

Now, neuroscience is the next great frontier. The Mischer Neuroscience Institute will lead the way in a coordinated attack on the major neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and head and spinal cord injuries.

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