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Miguel A. Pappolla, M.D, Ph.D

Miguel A. Pappolla, M.D, Ph.D Board Certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine (Interventional)

Dr.Miguel Pappolla is a neurologist in Houston specializing in traumatic brain injury (concussion) and pain management. He holds a hybrid private practice in Houston and he is a full professor of Neurology at UTMB. Dr. Pappolla's training included 3 complete medical residencies and 2 fellowships, a PhD doctorate degree in Neuroscience. He holds active board certifications in 5 areas of medicine (Neurology, Pain Medicine, Clinical Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, Neuropathology). Dr. Pappolla published over 100 peer reviewed papers in neuroscience and some of his scientific research is cited thousands of textbooks worldwide, with many papers reaching from 300 to over 1000 citations in peer-reviewed journals (search for Pappolla M in to see how many books name Dr. Pappolla's research). He served as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health in the United States for over 25 years and as a faculty at several highly prestigious medical schools in the United States where he taught Neurosciences to medical students and medical residents for over 30 years. He has served in the Editorial Board of prestigious peer reviewed journals, and keeps an active research program in neuroscience.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Anatomic Pathology (American Board of Pathology)
  • Clinical Pathology (American Board of Pathology)
  • Neuropathology (American Board of Pathology)
  • Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • Pain Medicine (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education & Training

  • Medical School - Universidad de Buenos Aires Facultad de Medicina
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University, Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • University of South Alabama, Residency in Neurology
  • Case Western Reserve University, Fellowship in Neuropathology
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Fellowship in Neuropathology
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management
  • Open University of Catalonia (PhD)

Honors & Awards

  • Most Compassionate Doctor Award, 2012


  • Honorary Member Emeritus.

    Argentine Society of Pathologists

  • James A. Shannon Director’s Award, ($100,000).

    National Institutes of Health, 1998

  • Commendation Award, for Academic and Clinical Excellence.

    Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, 1990.

  • Cum Lauded Doctorate Graduate, University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 2000.

    Field of Study: Human Aging

  • Zenith Fellowship Award ($250,000).

    Alzheimer’s Association, 2000

  • Weil Award (awarded to the best study in Neuropathology leading to advancements on mechanisms of disease).

    American Association of Neuropathologists, 2000

  • Teaching Award, Department of Neurology.

    The University of South Alabama, Given by graduating Neurology residents, 2001.

  • Commendation Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership.

    LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, 2006.

  • Josephine T. Morse Endowed Professorship in Neuropathology.

    Medical University of South Carolina, 2006.

Location & Directions Neurology Specialist in Houston, TX