Dr. Albert Fenoy is a board-eligible neurosurgeon with expertise in surgery for neck and back pain, using minimally invasive techniques as well as complex instrumentation. He also specializes in cranial neurosurgery and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and essential tremor.
An assistant professor of neurosurgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Dr. Fenoy received his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Iowa and then went on to complete a fellowship in functional neurosurgery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, France, in December 2008.
Prior to joining the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, Mischer Neuroscience Associates and the UTHealth Medical School, he was a neurosurgery fellow associate in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Fenoy has presented research at several national conferences that has subsequently been published in Clinical Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Brain Research, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hearing Research and Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. His research has focused on the electrophysiology and clinical manifestations of basal ganglia disease, electrophysiology of the human auditory cortex, as well as craniocervical junction abnormalities.
Dr. Fenoy's special interests include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Brain and spine tumors
- Back pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Spondylosis and spondylolisthesis
- Complex spinal instrumentation
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Deep brain stimulation
- Spinal cord stimulation for pain
- Intrathecal pain or spasticity treatmetns