Gary Kraus, MD

Gary Kraus, MD
Gary Kraus, MD

Neuro Surgeon

Doctor Gary Kraus is the Founder of the Kraus Back and Neck Institute (KBNI) in Houston, Texas. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurosurgery, is Fellowship trained, and recognized as a top Houston neurosurgeon by his peers and patients.

Dr. Kraus has special expertise in the area of non-surgical and minimally invasive Treatments of spinal problems. Although he has performed thousands of surgical procedures, Dr. Kraus routinely treats pain patients without surgery. His patients find him to be approachable and his demeanor is kind and compassionate. Dr. Kraus has always held to a higher standard in patient care for which he receives many honors and awards.

  • Best Doctors in America Multiple years
  • H Texas Magazine; Houston’s Top Doctors 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Newsweek Magazine
    Featured in:

    • Best Neurosurgeons in Texas
    • Best Doctors in Texas
    • Neurosurgery Leaders in the United States

Commitment to Serve

In addition to his practice, he holds several faculty appointments in Houston.

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurosurgery
    University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Chairman
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Memorial Hermann, Memorial City Hospital
  • Medical Director of Neurosurgery
    Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
  • Medical Director of Neuroscience
    Medical Director of Gamma Knife
    West Houston Medical Center

Academic Career

He attended Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering. He was elected into Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Physics Honor Society. Dr. Kraus earned the distinction Doctor of Medicine at State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. Thereafter, he completed Residency in the Department of Neurological Surgery under the tutelage of Kenneth R. Smith, Jr., MD at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Further, Dr. Kraus completed a Neurovascular and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship under the guidance of Robert Spetzler, MD at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

Society Memberships

Dr. Kraus is an active member of many prestigious organizations: American Medical Association (AMA), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), National Physics Honor Society (Sigma Pi Sigma), North American Spine Society (NASS), and Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Kraus’ research is published in books and leading peer-reviewed journals. Further, he presents his papers at society meetings. In addition to his research contributions, Dr. Gary Kraus is an inventor and has patents pending related to spinal instrumentation and devices for improving minimally invasive spine surgery.