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Dr. Gretchen Von Allmen MD

Dr. Gretchen Von Allmen MD

Pediatric Neurologist

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(832) 325-6516


Gretchen Von Allmen, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Gretchen Von Allmen earned her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed residencies at Emory and Northwestern University, as well as fellowships at the University of Chicago and Baylor College of Medicine.

Board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, Dr. Von Allmen’s clinical interests are focused on pediatric epilepsy, including intractable pediatric epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, brain malformations, infantile spasms and the genetics of epilepsy. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Von Allmen has been recognized with the Child Neurology Foundation Research Award. In practice since 2003, Dr. Von Allmen treats patients up to 18 years old and speaks French.

Dr. Von Allmen believes every child with epilepsy deserves a complete evaluation with an individualized management and treatment plan. She takes care to listen to each child’s story and concerns, always making herself available and never giving up on improving care and seizure control. She emphasizes a personal touch and enduring relationships with patients and families. Her practice offers proactive evaluation to achieve freedom from seizures or optimal control of seizures, as well as early consideration for options such as epilepsy surgery, VNS (Vagus nerve stimulation therapy) and ketogenic diet.

A resident of Houston, Dr. Von Allmen is the mother of two sons. Outside of her practice, she enjoys running, triathlons, tennis, being outdoors and traveling, especially to France, Germany and Latin America.

Physician Details

Medical Education
Emory University School of Medicine - Med Ed and Student Affairs, 1998
Internships & Residency
Northwestern University Medical School, 2003
University of Chicago - Graduate Medical Education, 2004
Baylor College of Medicine - Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, 2007
Clinical Interests
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City, Pasadena
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

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Surgical Management of Pediatric Epilepsy

Dr. Gretchen Von Allmen discusses the latest in treatment options for pediatric epilepsy.
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