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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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Edward A.M. Duckworth, M.D.


Edward A.M. Duckworth, M.D.

Edward Duckworth, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Director of Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery

Medical School

  • M.D. - University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
  • M.S. - University of South Florida College of Medicine, Masters of Science in Medical Sciences, Tampa, FL


  • University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Tampa, FL


  • Northwestern University Department of Neurosurgery - Cerebrovascular and Cranial Base Fellowship

Primary Neurosurgical Interests

  • Open cerebrovascular surgery for aneurysms, AVM, cavernoma; carotid occlusive disease, including endartectomy and EC-IC bypass; open and endoscopic skull base surgery for meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, cavernous sinus tumors; chiari malformations; hair-sparing craniotomies

Neurosurgical Research

  • Microsurgical and microvascular skills training; morphometric cranial anatomy; novel skull base approaches (open and endoscopic); cerebral ischemia and neuroprotection; low pressure adult hydrocephalus

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Interurban Neurosurgical Society
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • AANS/CNS - Cebrovascular Section

Contact Information

Clinic: Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street, Suite 1350
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-798-4696
Fax: 713-798-3739
Assistant: Holli Pollard (

Mail: Department of Neurosurgery
1709 Dryden, Suite 750
Houston, TX 77030


Selected Publications

Batjer HH, Duckworth EA. Selected drake teachings: an affectionate look back and a look forward--the Charles G. Drake Lecture: 2006. Neurosurgery, 2009 Aug; 65(2):360-369.

Shi C, Shenkar R, Du H, Duckworth E, Raja H, Batjer HH, Awad IA. Immune response in human cerebral cavernous malformations. Stroke, 2009 May; 40(5):1659-1665. Epub 2009 Mar 12.

Bragg TM, Duckworth EA. Contralateral far-lateral approach for clipping of a ruptured vertebral artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm. Neurosurg Focus, 2008; 25(6):E9.

Gross BA, Duckworth EA, Geth CC, Bendok BR, Batjer HH. Challenging traditional beliefs: microsurgery for arteriovenous malformations of the basal ganglia and thalamus. Neurosurgery, 2008 Sep; 63(3):393-410.

Duckworth EA, Gross B, Batjer HH. Thalamic and basal ganglia arteriovenous malformations: redefining "inoperable." Neurosurgery, 2008 Jul; 63(1Suppl1):ONS63-7.

Duckworth EA, Vale FL. Trephine epilepsy surgery: the inferior temporal gyrus approach. Neurosurgery, 2008 Jul; 63(1Suppl1):ONS156-60.

Duckworth EA, Butler T, Collier L, Coller S, Pennypacker KR. NF-kappaB protects neurons from ischemic injury after middle cerebral artery occlusion in mice. Brain Res, 2006 May; 1088(1):167-75. Epub 2006 Apr 21.

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