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Dr. Nitin Tandon MD

Dr. Nitin Tandon MD


Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 486-8000


Dr. Nitin Tandon has special expertise in the surgical management of medically refractory epilepsy as well as functional mapping and resection of glial neoplasms.

A professor of neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School, Dr. Tandon received his medical degree at the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India, followed by a residency in neurosurgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and has been in practice since 2003 at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and on faculty at McGovern Medical School during that time.

He has performed more than 3000 cranial operations, with over 1200 cranial operations for brain tumors and 700 cranial operations for the treatment of epilepsy. He has performed more than 200 craniotomies on patients who are awake for the purpose of mapping and preserving eloquent brain regions.

He has co-authored many studies, which have been published in basic science journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurosurgery, NeuroImage and Human Brain Mapping. His research studies focus on multi-modality assessments of cognitive functions combining intracranial recordings, functional MRI and direct cortical stimulation. He is funded by multiple grants from the NIH and the NSF to study and modulate brain networks involved in language, memory, prefrontal control and epilepsy. Most recently, he received a UO1 grant from the NIH BRAIN initiative, to probe the mechanisms of reading in the human brain.

Dr. Tandon is a member of the Texas Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Organization of Human Brain Mapping, Society for Neuroscience, and the American Epilepsy Society. He is a member of the editorial board of Operative Neurosurgery and an ad hoc reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals. He routinely serves as a reviewer on NIH study sections. He has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. More information about his research effort is at

Physician Details

Medical Education
Armed Forces Medical College, 1993
Internships & Residency
University of Washington - Neurosurgery, 1997
University of Texas at San Antonio, 2003
Cleveland Clinic Foundation-GME, 2004
Clinical Interests
Epilepsy, Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatrics
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City
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