Mischer Neuroscience Institute

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Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Location Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States
Coordinates 29°42′54″N 95°23′50″W / 29.71506°N 95.397356°W / 29.71506; -95.397356Coordinates: 29°42′54″N 95°23′50″W / 29.71506°N 95.397356°W / 29.71506; -95.397356
Hospital type Institute
Affiliated university The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Patron The Mary A. and Walter M. Mischer, Sr., Foundation
Network Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Helipad Yes
Beds 140
Website http://www.mhmni.com
Lists Hospitals in Texas

The Mischer Neuroscience Institute provides specialized treatment for diseases of the brain and spine. The Institute was the first center in Texas and one of only a few institutions in the country to fully integrate neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurorehabilitation. The Institute has 140 neuro beds and 5 dedicated operating rooms.


Neurosurgeon Dr. Dong Kim is the Director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Stanford University and The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF). His internship at Harvard University was followed by residency at UCSF and fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery and skull base tumors at University of Florida. Dr. Kim also is Professor and Chair at The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at UTHealth's McGovern Medical School [1]

Dr. Louise McCullough is co-director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute. Dr. McCullough is a physician-scientist with a longstanding interest in vascular physiology, neuro-inflammation, cerebrovascular disease, sex differences in stroke, and aging. A practicing vascular neurologist, she has clinical expertise in stroke prevention, acute stroke treatment, sex differences in stroke, and outcome assessment. She is chair of the department of Neurology and heads the Cerebrovascular Research Group at the McGovern Medical School.


  1. ^ Dr. Dong Kim uth.tmc.edu. Retrieved April 12, 2012.

Mischer Neuroscience Institute Staff Directory
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School