“The heart of my patient care is being timely, efficient, thorough and compassionate. I believe in clear communication and the education of my patients”

Board Certification

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • General Adult Neurology
  • Headaches, Gait and Balance Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders, Low Back, Neck Pain, Multiple Sclerosis



Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


Baylor College of Medicine
Transitional Medicine
Houston, TX

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Houston, TX

Undergraduate School

Rice University
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Houston, TX

Hospitals Affiliated With

Houston Methodist Hospital
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Professional Associations

American Academy of Neurology
1994 – Present

Texas Neurological society
1994 – Present


“Chapter on Neuroanatomy” Neurology Secrets (1998, 2016)

“Visual illusory and hallucinatory phenomena in a patient with left occipital seizures” Neurology (2006 Oct 24)
Kawai, M., Cherches, I.M., Goldsmith, I.L.

“Gene symbol: VHL. Disease: Von-Hippel-Lindau syndrome” Human Genetics (2000 June)
Baker, D. W., Cherches, I. M., Rothberg, P. G.

Personal Interests

Dr. Cherches’ hobbies include snow skiing, long distance cycling, martial arts, fishing, and hunting.


Dr. Cherches is passionate about Neurology and working closely with his patients across the Houston-area to help them achieve their optimal health. Dr. Cherches went to Rice University in Houston, TX, and completed his doctoral residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Additionally, Dr. Cherches specializes in General Adult Neurology and innovative Neuromuscular disorders care.