Neuroscience Research

Our partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center brings the best of academic medicine to the forefront of everyday medicine. Some of the country's leading doctors are trained by accomplished faculty who also serve on our medical staff.

Neurosurgery Courses

The Medical Education Research Institute, just around the corner from Methodist University Hospital, is the hands-on training facility for doctors from around the world to learn the latest in surgical advancements. Each year, MERI hosts courses for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). These courses, designed to educate residents, include training on skull base surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery and endovascular techniques.

For more information about the schedule and topics, please call 901-516-2339.

Center for Brain Tumor Research

At the Methodist University Hospital Brain and Spine Institute, the Center for Brain Tumor Research (CBTR) is making great strides in addressing the biologic and therapeutic issues relevant to brain cancer.

Led by Dr. Madison Michael, the CBTR is a basic science research group that has joined the Methodist Brain and Spine Institute, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute to develop cutting-edge research and technologies for the treatment of cancers of the brain and spinal cord.

For more information, contact Andrew Gienapp at or call 901-516-8529.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are organized studies that are designed to determine the safety and effectiveness of a new treatment. The most promising agents and therapies are selected for inclusion in the treatment studies at the Methodist Brain and Spine Institute.

For current Clinical Trials, please contact:
Rexann G. Pickering, Ph.D., R.N.
Administrator, Human Protection
MHIRB Administration
251 S. Claybrook, Suite 222
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Phone: 901-516-2323
Fax: 901-516-2456