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Dr. Louise McCullough MD PHD

Dr. Louise McCullough MD PHD


Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(832) 325-7080


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.

Physician Details

Medical Education
University of Connecticut - Graduate Medical Education, 1996
Internships & Residency
Johns Hopkins University - Graduate Medical Education, 2000
Johns Hopkins University - Graduate Medical Education, 2001
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Dodge, Galena Park, Houston, Huntsville


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp

In The News

Researchers connect stroke symptoms to Daylight Saving Time


During the first two days after everyone springs forward one hour for daylight saving time, research shows the rate for a common type of stroke is eight percent higher. Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute co-director and chair of neurology at McGovern Medical School, Dr. Louise McCullough, says the time change may seem slight, but it's enough to throw off your whole body's rhythm.

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