Physicians and Staff

  Surgeon, Stephen A. Fletcher, DO
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery,
Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital
Section Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Stephen A. Fletcher, D.O., has been practicing adult and pediatric neurosurgery in Houston since 1985. In 2003, he focused his practice on children by joining Texas Pediatric Surgical Associates, a group associated with the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The University of Texas Neurosurgeons for Children provide a comprehensive program of evaluation and management for children with neurological disorders. Operating predominantly at Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital, the group provides care for patients from all over the country.



  Moderator, Ian John Butler, MD
Vice-chairman of the Neurology Department,
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Director of the Pediatric Neurology Division,
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Ian J. Butler, M.D., is an award-winning professor of neurology, pediatrics, neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has conducted research on a wide variety of neurological and muscular conditions, and he has published more than 120 medical articles. Butler serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Child Neurology, and he is active in community organizations supporting patients with muscular dystrophy, Tourette syndrome and mental handicaps.



  Moderator, Steve Allen, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Dr. Allen is the Medical Director of Memorial Hermann Hospital and a tenured Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. Dr. Allen completed his undergraduate education at Rice University in 1973, obtained his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 1977. He finished his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Washington and his fellowship in critical care medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1983. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He has been with the University of Texas and Memorial Hermann Hospital for the past 21 years.



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