“I consider myself an “old-fashioned” doctor. A detailed history and a careful neurological examination are the most important tools I have in assessing patients. Since no two patients are the same, I take plenty of time with each patient listening and explaining my impressions and recommendations in a manner that is clear to the patient. Although not every condition can be cured, understanding what is happening goes a long way.”

Board Certifications

  • Neurology & Psychiatry
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Neurology
  • Electromyography
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neurologic Disease during pregnancy



Baylor College of Medicine
Neuromuscular Disease
Houston, TX


Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


University of Texas Health Science Center
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Houston, TX

Undergraduate School

University of Texas
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Austin, TX

Hospitals Affiliated With

Houston Methodist Hospital
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Texas Orthopedic Hospital
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas

Professional Associations

Harris County Medical Society (HCMS)

Texan Neurological Society (TNS)


“SEPT9 gene sequencing analysis reveals recurrent mutations in hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy” Neurology, (2009): Hannibal, M.C., Ruzzo, E.K., Miller, L.R., Betz, B., Buchan, J.G., Knutzen, D.M., Barnett, K., Landsverk, M.L., Brice, A., LeGuern, E., Bedford, H.M., Worrall, B.B., Lovitt, S., Appel, S.H., Andermann, E…

“The use of MRI in the evaluation of myopathy” Clinical Neurophysiology, (2006): Lovitt, S., Moore, S.L., Marden, F.A.

“MRI in myopathy” Neurologic Clinics, (2004): Lovitt, S., Marden, F.A., Gundogdu, B., Ostrowski, M.L.

Academic Appointments

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
2005 – Present

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Assistant Professor of Neurology
2001 – 2003

Personal Interests

Dr. Lovitt enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He cycled in his first MS 150 in 2016. He enjoys cooking, music, and theater.


Dr. Steven Lovitt completed his Neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine, then a 2 year Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease. He has extensive experience not only in General Neurology but also in Neuromuscular Disease. He performs EMG studies with nerve conduction studies and also performs and interprets muscle and nerve biopsies.

He served as the Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic and the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic when he taught at the medical school in San Antonio, Texas. He has practiced with The Neurology Center since 2003. He was selected to serve on the committee tasked by the United Council for Neurologic Sub-specialties who is responsible for writing the national examination required for licensure in Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology.