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Texas Medical Center

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


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

Howard L. Weiner, MD

Chief of Neurosurgery

George A. Peterkin Jr. Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery
Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Vice Chairman, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
NYU Langone Medical Center Fellowship Pediatric Neurosurgery 1997
NYU Langone Medical Center Residency Neurosurgery 1996
NYU Langone Medical Center Internship Surgery 1990
Cornell University Medical College Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1989


Texas Children’s Hospital Neurosurgery is a national and international destination for world class, innovative, high quality, and attentive neurologic care for children. We train the future leaders in pediatric neurosurgery, and we investigate neurologic conditions for which we have unique insight and access.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Weiner has become one of the country’s leading pediatric epilepsy surgeons, attracting patients from across the United States and abroad because of his innovative approach. Over the last 20 years, he has become a recognized national and international leader in the surgical treatment of childhood epilepsy, and has been a pioneer in advancing the care of children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, for which he is considered one of the world’s leading experts. His expertise also includes the operative treatment of childhood brain tumors, spasticity, hydrocephalus, congenital malformations, tethered cord, chiari malformation, craniosynostosis, and spina bifida.

Research Interests

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Innovative approaches in pediatric epilepsy surgery


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

Selected Publications

Wilson TA, Rodgers S, Tanweer O, Agarwal P, Lieber B, Agarwal N, McDowell M, Devinsky O, Weiner H, Harter DH. Tuberous Sclerosis Healthcare Utilization based on the National Inpatient Sample Database: A Review of 5,655 Hospitalizations. World Neurosurg 2016 Mar 26. 

Hidalgo ET, Orillac C, Hersh A, Harter DH, Rizzo WB, Weiner HL: Intrathecal baclofen therapy for the treatment of spasticity in Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome. J Child Neurol 32:100-103, 2017.

Hidalgo ET, Weiner HL: Surgery for Epileptogenic Cerebral Dysplasia in Children. Dev Med Child Neurol 59:270-5, 2017.

Katz JS, Frankel H, Ma T, Zagzag D, Liechty B, Ben Zeev B, Tzadok M, Devinsky, Weiner HL, Roth J: Unique findings of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma within cortical tubers in patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex:  a histopathological evaluation. Childs Nerv Syst 33:601-7, 2017.

Boom M, Raskin JS, Curry DJ, Weiner HL, Peters JM: Technological advances in pediatric epilepsy surgery: implications for tuberous sclerosis complex. Future Neurology 12:101-115, 2017.

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Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2001 , American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, 2009

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