Dr. Stephen Fletcher earned his
medical degrees at the University of
North Texas Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He
completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and Oklahoma State University/Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital. He
also completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
School/Dallas Children’s Hospital.
Board certified in neurosurgery, Dr. Fletcher’s primary clinical
interests are brain tumors and vascular disorders in children. His research interests include Chiari
Malformation, brain tumors in humans and animals, congenital anomalies and fetal
neurosurgery. He serves as associate professor in the department of Pediatric
Surgery at the UTHealth Medical School. He treats patients from fetus to young
adulthood and some adults. In practice since 1980, Dr. Fletcher formerly was
the chief of surgery at Kingwood Medical Center.
Dr. Fletcher’s practice philosophy is based on seeing patients in an
expeditious manner and providing the highest standard of care possible. He is highly accessible and spends time with
patients, helping them to understand their conditions. His practice offers an entire spectrum of
pediatric neurosurgery, including fetal surgery.
A resident of Houston, Dr. Fletcher is married and has three children
and five grandchildren. His favorite
leisure activities are flying, swimming and biking.
View a video of one of Dr. Fletcher's Chiari Malformation surguries.
Videos of Dr. Stephen Fletcher
Living with Neurosurgical Conditions: What to Expect in the Teenage and Young Adult Years - Dr. Stephen Fletcher discusses the continued care required as neurosurgical patients transition to teenagers.
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The Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia: What We Are Learning, Where We Are Going - Dr. Stephen Fletcher discusses the advancements made in the treatment of chiari malformation in children.
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