Welcome to Neurosurgery

Welcome to the Division of Neurosurgery at UTMB. We have a distinguished history of patient care, academic excellence, and research supported by NIH funding. We serve the Galveston and South Houston communities through multiple affiliated institutions, with our logistic base located at the John Sealy Hospital. We strive to provide patient-centered, state-of-the-art care while training a future generation of innovative neurological surgeons.

If you are a prospective patient, please visit our services and patient information pages. Our clinics are conveniently located in the University Health Clinics in Galveston, Bay Colony and Victory Lakes in League City.

If you are a medical student, we invite you to visit our Residency Program menu to find out more about our current and past residents, the academic and clinical responsibilities of our residents, and application information. We strongly encourage candidates to participate early in the application process for elective rotations.

If you are a referring physician, we invite you to visit our Services, and Faculty and Staff pages. We are glad that you visited us today, and we look forward to working with you.


Joel T. Patterson, MD
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery