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Robert G. Grossman, M.D. is the co-founder and director of the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and chair of the neurosurgical service at Houston Methodist Hospital. He is internationally known for his contributions to advancing the treatment of head and spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease, dystonia and epilepsy.

Dr. Grossman received his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was awarded the Borden Undergraduate Research Award in Medicine. He took his surgical internship at Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester. He served in the United States Army at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington D.C. His postgraduate training in neurosurgery was at the Neurological Institute of New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University.

Dr. Grossman has held academic appointments at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital in Dallas, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he was Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery. Dr. Grossman and Dr. Kemp Clark were the two neurosurgeons at Parkland Hospital who examined President Kennedy in Trauma Room #1.

Research interests

Dr. Grossman's research has received recognition by the National Head Injury Foundation, which awarded him the Caveness Award in 1992, and by 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, he 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 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 to 1990, and was Chairman of the Board from 1989 to 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. He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery from 1979-1989, and was Chairman of the Board from 1987-1989.

Keywords

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  • Spinal cord injury, Head injury, Neurosurgery

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Pallidotomy
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Craniocerebral Trauma
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Spinal Cord Injuries
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Parkinson Disease
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Cerebrovascular Circulation
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Intracranial Aneurysm
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Wounds and Injuries
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Intracranial Pressure
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Therapeutics
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Journals

Neurosurgery.

ISSNs: 0148-396X

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Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

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Journal of Neurosurgery

ISSNs: 0022-3085

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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28

Journal of Neurotrauma

ISSNs: 0897-7151

Mary Ann Liebert Inc.

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Journal of neurosurgery. Spine

ISSNs: 1547-5654

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1547-5646

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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Spinal Cord

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Nature Publishing Group

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Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology

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Department of Radiology

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Cancer Center

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Nantz National Alzheimer Center

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Center for Neuroregeneration

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Baylor College of Medicine

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Houston Methodist Research Institute

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University of Toronto

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UT Medical Branch at Galveston

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University of Houston

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Claudia S. Robertson

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J. Jankovic

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Michael G. Fehlings

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Raj K. Narayan

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James D. Guest

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