Brent Masel, MD
Masel, Brent, MD
Clinical Professor


Mailing Address:
301 University Blvd, Route 0539
Galveston, TX 77555-0539

Office: 9.320 John Sealy Annex
Phone: 409.772.8053
Fax: 409.772.6940

Education and Post Graduate Training
  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch Straight Medicine Internship
  • University of Texas Medical Branch Neurology Residency
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neurology
Clinical Interest
  • Neurorehabilitation
Research Interest
  • Sleep disturbances after brain injury
  • Pituitary dysfunction after brain injury
  • Hypoaminoacidemia after brain injury
Selected Publications
  • Yuen K.C.J., Masel B.E., Reifschneider K.L., Sheffield-Moore M, Urban R.J., Pyles R.B. Alterations of the GH/IGF-I Axis and Gut Microbiome after Traumatic Brain Injury: A New Clinical Syndrome? Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,  Volume 105, Issue 9, September 2020 doi:10.1210/clinem/dgaa398
  • High W.M., Briones-Galang M., Clark J.A., Gilkison C., Mossberg K.A., Masel B. E., Zgaljardic D. J., Urban R.J. Effect of Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy on Cognition after Traumatic Brain Injury.  Journal of Neurotrauma 27:1565-1575 September 2010. 
  • Masel B.E., DeWitt D.S. Traumatic Brain Injury:  A Disease Process, Not an Event. Journal of Neurotrauma 27:1529-1540 August 2010 doi:10.1089/neu.2010.1358
  • Durham W. J., Forman J. P., Randolph K. M., Danes C. P., Spratt H., Masel B. D., Summons J.R., Singh C. K., Morrison M., Robles, C., Wolfram C., Kreber L.A., Urban R.J., Sheffield-Moore M., Masel B. E. (2016). Hypoaminoacidemia Characterizes Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 1-6. doi:10.1089/neu.2015.4350
Honors and Awards
  • Clinical Innovations Award, North American Brain Injury Association, 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Brain Injury Association of Texas, 2002
  • Physician of the Year, Texas Rehabilitation Association, 2012
  • Sheldon Berrol Award, Brain Injury Association of America, 2013
Professional Affiliations
  • Brain Injury Association of America: National Medical Director
  • North American Brain Injury Society