Richard L. Harper, MD

Board Certified Neurosurgeon

Richard L. Harper, MD

Dr. Richard L. Harper is a board certified neurosurgeon licensed in the state of Texas. He was born in Washington, D.C.

He attended the University of Texas in Austin, Texas where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor society and he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston graduating with honors.

Following his graduation from medical school he completed an internship in general surgery with Baylor’s affliated program.

He then served in active duty as a lieutentnat in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. Upon completion of military duty Dr. Harper returned to Baylor College of Medicine for his residency in neurosurgery.

Dr. Harper started his medical practice with the Neurosurgical Group of Houston in 1978 now known as Neurosurgical Group of Texas. He is a well established neurosurgeon in the Texas Medical Center who has built a reputation of great expertise in complex spine and brain conditions. He treats a broad spectrum of patients from local to international dignitaries and heads of state.

Dr. Harper serves as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is actively involved in the training of neurosurgery residents. He is also is chairman of numerous hospital staff committees.


Undergraduate School: University of Texas, Austin, texas
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Military: United States Navy Active Duty, Lieutenant Medical Corps.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Harris County Medical Society (HCMS)
  • Houston Neurological Society (HNS)
  • Texas Association of Neurosurgeons (TANS)
  • Texas Medical Association (TMA)

Ambulatory Surgery Center & Hospital Affiliations

  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

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