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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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Thomas G. Luerssen, M.D., FACS, FAAP

Chief of Service, Texas Children’s Hospital

Board Certification

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
    American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Medical School

  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


  • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN


  • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN


  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Primary Neurosurgical Interests

  • Clinical: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Critical Care, Cranial and Craniofacial reconstruction, tethered spinal cord

    Research: Injury outcomes, Management of elevated intracranial pressure, Occult tethered cord syndromes

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    American College of Surgeons
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery, AANS and CNS
    Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care, AANS and CNS
    Society of Neurological Surgeons

Primary Neurosurgical Interests

  • Clinic: Texas Children's Hospital
    Clinical Care Center
    9th Floor, 6621 Fannin St.
    Houston, TX 77030
    Phone: 832-822-3950
    Fax: 713-796-9636

    Mail: Pediatric Neurosurgery Service
    Clinical Care Center, Suite 1230
    6621 Fannin St., MC CCC 1230.10
    Houston, TX 77030

Selected Publications

  • Metcalfe PD, Luerssen TG, King SJ, Kaefer MA, Meldrum KK, Cain MP, Rink RC, Casale AJ: Treatment of the Occult Tethered Spinal Cord for Neuropathic Bladder: Results of Sectioning of the Filum Terminale. J Urology 2006; 176:1826-1830
  • Luerssen TG: “Central Nervous System Injuries” in Grosfeld JL, O’Neill, JA, Coran AG, Fonkasrud EW (eds.) Pediatric Surgery, 6th Edition, Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2006
  • van Aalst JA, Luerssen TG, Whitehead WE, Havlik RJ: Keystone Approach for Intracranial Nasofrontal Dermoid Sinuses. Plast Reconstr Surg 2005; 116:13-19, 2005
  • Clifton GL, Miller ER, Choi SC, Levin HR, McCauley S, Smith KR, Muizelaar JP, Marion DW, LuerssenTG: Hypothermia on Admission in Patients with Severe Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma 2002; 19:293-301
  • Luerssen TG, Klauber MR, Marshall LF: Outcome From Head Injury Related to Patients Age. A Longitudinal Prospective Study of Adult and Pediatric Head Injury. J Neurosurg 1988; 68:409-416

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