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Phone: 832-822-3950 (Neurosurgery) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Fax: 832-825-9333


6701 Fannin Street
Mark A. Wallace Tower, Level 9
Houston, TX 77030

Daniel J. Curry, MD

Director, Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Surgery
The John S. Dunn Foundation Endowed Chair for Minimally Invasive Epilepsy Surgery

Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Indiana University/Riley Hospital for Children Fellowship Neurosurgery 2003
University of Chicago Hospitals Residency Neurosurgery 2002
Rush University Medical Center Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1996


Clinical & Research Interests:

Dr. Curry’s clinical interests include minimally invasive treatment in epilepsy surgery, treatment of pediatric movement disorders and chronic pain.  His research interests include study of the mechanisms of dystonia and non-invasive detection of epilepsy networks.

Board Certifications:

American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2008
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, 2011


Organization Name Role
American Association of Neurological Surgeons Member
American Epilepsy Society Member
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Member

Selected Publications

Su Liu, Candan Gurses, Zhiyi Sha, Michael M Quach, Altay Sencer, Nerses Bebek, Daniel J Curry, Sujit Prabhu, Sudhakar Tummala, Thomas R Henry, Nuri F Ince. Stereotyped high-frequency oscillations discriminate seizure onset zones and critical functional cortex in focal epilepsy.  Brain Volume 141, Issue 3, 1 March 2018, Pages 713–730,

Boerwinkle VL, Vedantam A, Lam S, Wilfong AA, Curry DJ. Connectivity Changes after laser ablation: Resting-state fMRI. Epilepsy Res 2017 Sep 28.pii:S0920-1211(17)3035-0. doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017 09.015.

Curry DJ, Young MB, Tran AN, Daoud GE, Howell LL. Separating the agony from ecstasy: R(-)-3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine has prosocial and therapeutic-like effects without signs of neurotoxicity in mice. Neuropharmacology 2017 Oct 6;128: 196-206. doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2017 .10.003[Epub ahead of print] 

North RY, Raskin JS, Curry DJ. MRI-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Epilepsy. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2017 Oct;28(4):545-557. doi 10.1016/ 2017.06.001. 

Boerwinkle VL, Mohanty D, Foldes ST, Guffey D, Minard CG, Vedantam A, Raskin JS, Lam S, Bond M, Mirea L, Adelson PD, Wilfong AA, Curry DJ. Correlating Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Connectivity by Independent Component Analysis-Based Epileptogenic Zones with Intracranial Electroencephalogram Localizes Seizure Onset Zones and Surgical Outcomes in Prospective Pediatric Intractable Epilepsy Study. Brain Connect 2017 Sep;7(7):424-442. doi:10.1089/brain.2016.0479.

Cooper EC, Noebels JL, Qian-Quan S, Maheshwari A, Lam SK, Curry DJ, Adesina AM. “Ankyrin-G isoform imbalance and interneuronopathy link epilepsy and bipolar disorder” in Molecular Psychiatry. The Springer Nature SharedIt Initiative March 02, 2017 (

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