Dr. Karl Schmitt is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and is board certified by the American Association of Neurological Surgery, .
Dr. Schmitt is a 1978 graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; he completed a five-year neurosurgery residency at the same institution. In 2005, he completed the Yale Comprehensive Spinal Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven.
Before joining the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, Schmitt served as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. From 1995 until 2004, prior to completing his spinal fellowship, he was a member of Spinal and Neurological Surgery Associates, PLLC in Bryan, Texas, with a faculty appointment as adjunct assistant professor at the Texas A&M School of Medicine. He was in private practice in Bryan from 1984 to 1995.