Positions

Assistant Professor and Director of Spinal Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery
Director of Spine Surgery - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Board Certifications

Texas Medical Board

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Spine tumor surgery
  • Spinal surgery

Education

BA from University of Pennsylvania
Neuroscience and Classical Studies
MD from Tufts University School of Medicine
Internship at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute
Complex Spine Surgery

Memberships

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
North American Spine Society (NASS)

Honors & Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2007
Mayfield Basic Science Award, 2012 & 2015
Kadsen Neuroscience Award, 2007
Harold Williams Research Fellowship Award

Selected Publications

  • Ropper AE, Neal MT, Theodore N. "Acute management of traumatic cervical spinal cord injury." Pract. Neurol.. 2015 August;15(4):266-72.
  • Yu D, Thakor DK, Han I, Ropper AE, Haragopal H, Sidman RL, Zafonte R, Schachter SC, Teng YD. "Alleviation of chronic pain following rat spinal cord compression injury with multimodal actions of huperzine A." Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2013 February 19;110(8):E746-55.
  • Ropper AE, Cahill KS, Hanna JW, McCarthy EF, Gokaslan ZL, Chi JH. "Primary vertebral tumors: A review of epidemiologic, histologic and imaging findings part I: Benign tumors." Neurosurgery. 2011 December;69(6):1171-80.
  • Ropper AE, Cahill KS, Hanna JW, McCarthy EF, Gokaslan ZL, Chi JH. "Primary vertebral tumors: A review of epidemiologic, histologic and imaging findings part II: Locally aggressive and malignant tumors." Neurosurgery. 2012 January;70(1):211-19.
  • Ropper AE, Gross BA, Du R. "Surgical treatment of type I spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae." Neurosurgical Focus. 2012 May;32(5):E3.