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Dr. Louise McCullough, MD PHD


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Physician Biography

Co-director, Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
The Huffington Distinguished Chair in Neurology

John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School

Chief of Neurology

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Dr. Louise D. McCullough is a physician-scientist with a longstanding interest in vascular physiology, neuro-inflammation, cerebrovascular disease, sex differences in stroke, and aging. A practicing vascular neurologist, she has clinical expertise in stroke prevention, acute stroke treatment, sex differences in stroke, and outcome assessment. She is chair of the department of Neurology and heads the Cerebrovascular Research Group at the McGovern Medical School.

Dr. McCullough has been recognized with numerous awards during her clinical and academic career, and has been named to Best Doctors® continuously since 2007. She is the recipient of multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the American Heart Association, and has authored more than 130 studies published in peer-reviewed journals such as Stroke, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurobiology of Aging, European Journal of Neuroscience, Biology of Sex Differences, Journal of Neuroinflammation and Neurocritical Care, among others. She has mentored many medical students, residents and junior faculty who now hold leadership roles in academic neurology programs throughout the country.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Master of Arts in experimental psychology and Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. After receiving her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, she completed neurology training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was chief neurology resident. She completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease/neurology and anesthesiology at the same institution. Prior to joining the Mischer Neuroscience Institute and the McGovern Medical School, she held faculty and hospital appointments at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut, where she rose to the rank of professor.

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