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Houston, Texas

A full range of modern neurosurgical specialties and techniques are provided by top BCM neurosurgery specialists.
Department of Neurosurgery
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Claudia S. Robertson, M.D.

Claudia S. Robertson, M.D.Professor
Medical Director, The Center for Neurosurgical Intensive Care, Ben Taub Hospital

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine (1978) with Certificate of Special Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine (1997)

Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


Internal Medicine, VA Hospital Affiliated Program, Georgetown University, Washington DC


  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC


  • Critical Care Medicine, West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV

Primary Neurosurgical Interests

  • Clinical: Neuro-critical care medicine, Acute care of traumatic brain injury and other Neurosurgical disorders
  • Research: Mechanisms of brain damage and neuroprotection following traumatic brain injury, Cerebral blood flow physiology

Professional Associations

  • Harris County Medical Society
    Texas Medical Association
    American Medical Association
    Houston Neurological Society
    Neurotrauma Society
    International Neurotrauma Society
    Society of Critical Care Medicine
    Neurocritical Care Society
    American College of Physicians
    American College of Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

  • Department of Neurosurgery
    1709 Dryden, Suite 750
    Houston, TX 77030
    Phone: 713-798-4696
    Fax: 713-798-8063

Selected Publications

  • Cherian L, Hlatky R, Robertson CS: Nitric oxide metabolism in the brain after traumatic brain injury. Brain Pathology 14: 195-201, 2004.
  • Hlatky R, Valadka AB, Goodman JC, Robertson CS: Patterns of cerebral energy substrates during ischemia measured in the brain by microdialysis. J Neurotrauma 21:894-906, 2004.
  • Yang J, Clark JW Jr, Bryan RM Jr, Robertson CS: Mathematical Modeling of the Nitric Oxide/cGMP Pathways in the Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Aug;289(2):H886-97. Epub 2005 Apr.
  • Darouiche RO, Berger DH, Khardori N, Robertson CS, Wall MJ Jr, Metzler MH, Shah S, Mansouri MD, Cerra-Steward C, Versalovic J, Reardon MJ, Raad II: Comparison of antimicrobial impregnation with tunneling of long-term central venous catheters: a randomized control trial. Ann Surg 2005 Aug;242(2):193-200.
  • Hlatky R, Valadka AB, Gopinath SP, Robertson CS: Intracranial pressure response to induced hypertension: role of dynamic pressure autoregulation. Neurosurgery 2005;57(5):917-23

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