Department of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery Research Highlights


The Department of Neurosurgery advances the treatment of neurological disorders through its cutting-edge neurosurgery research programs based at Baylor College of Medicine and its hospital affiliates. These efforts include basic neuroscience research, translational research, and clinical research programs.

The department's many research programs are led by Sameer Sheth, M.D., Ph.D., vice-chair of research. Growth in research is a high priority. new research faculty have been recruited and a new laboratory suite for neurosurgical research at Baylor has been constructed.

Our research programs are well supported by competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, Veteran’s Affairs Merit Award, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute grants. The vibrant collection of neurosurgical researchers forms the base for the department’s NIH R25 grant, which supports research education for our residents during their dedicated research year.

This year, the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery is projected to receive more than $9,000,000 in NIH grants, which places us well within the top 10 for 2023 (Blue Ridge).

From the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research
1University of California San Francisco$30,095,852
2University of Florida$20,909,477
3Stanford University$18,216,623
4University of Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston$14,132,826
5Washington University St. Louis$13,060,832
6University of California Los Angeles$11,702,542
7Duke University$9,453,084
8University of Pennsylvania$9,406,951
9Baylor College of Medicine$9,159,923
10University of Miami School of Medicine $8,996,366
Rankings as compiled by Robert Roskoski Jr. and Tristram G. Parslow