Brett Simpson, MD, is a board eligible neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of conditions affecting the nervous system and spine. He grew up in a small city in southeast Michigan and went to Wayne State University in Detroit, majoring in Biological Sciences with honors designation. He then went on to complete a Master of Science in Biomedical Science at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago. Following his first Master’s degree, Dr. Simpson went on to complete his Medical Doctorate and a second Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and Management, both at Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Simpson attended the University of Texas Houston, where he completed his Neurosurgery Residency and enfolded Spine Fellowship. During every stage of his education he has taken a leadership role including being president of his medical school class and solo Chief Resident.

Dr. Simpson believes in delivering compassionate, skillful, and efficient care based on a partnership with his patients. He has a special interest in adult degenerative and complex spinal reconstructions, as well as traumatic injuries to the nervous system. In addition to his spine practice, Dr. Simpson is dedicated to treating other conditions of the central and peripheral nervous system including malignant and benign brain tumors, Chiari Malformations, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia, and hydrocephalus to name a few.

Dr. Simpson is excited about bringing his expertise to the South Austin area and hopes he can work with the community to become the most trusted Neurosurgeon in the region. His aim is to make you feel comfortable from the first meeting. Dr. Simpson looks forward to welcoming you to his clinic.


Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center McGovern School of Medicine



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Conditions Treated: Degenerative Spine Conditions including Spinal stenosis, Spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, and spondylolysis, Degenerative disc disease, Herniated cervical, thoracic, lumbar discs, Back pain, Thoracic spondylotic myelopathy, Synovial Cyst. Spinal Deformity including: Flat back syndrome, Adult scoliosis, Neuromuscular scoliosis, Revision surgery. Neoplastic processes of the spine or spinal cord including Intra and extradural lesions and cysts. Cranial and Spinal infections, Vascular malformations of the spine and brain, Traumatic spinal injuries including, Spine fractures, Spinal dislocations, Osteoporotic fractures. Peripheral nerve entrapments, Benign and malignant brain tumors, Arnold-Chiari Malformations, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm, Skull defects, Ischemic and Hemorrhagic strokes. Traumatic cranial injuries including Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Cerebral contusions. Epidural Hematomas including Acute and chronic subdural hematomas, Skull fractures, Concussion. Hydrocephalus.

Procedures include:

  • Anterior cervical decompression and fusion
  • Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion
  • Posterior cervical foraminotomy
  • Posterior cervical laminoplasty
  • Posterior cervical decompression and fusion
  • Cervical disc arthroplasty
  • Atlantoaxial fusion (C1-2 fusion)
  • Occipitocervical fusion
  • Vertebral column resection
  • Pedicle subtraction osteotomy
  • Smith-Peterson osteotomy
  • Anterior column release
  • Scoliosis correction
  • Kyphosis correction
  • Spondylolisthesis correction
  • Sagittal and coronal plane deformity correction
  • Lumbar decompression and fusion
  • Microscopic lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy for stenosis or Cauda equina syndrome
  • Tethered spinal cord release
  • Spinal tumor resection
  • Intradural and spinal cord tumor resection
  • Vertebrapalsty, Kyphoplasty 
  • Open and minimally invasive Microdiscectomy, TLIF
  • SI Joint fusions
  • ALIF
  • Lateral interbody fusions
  • PLIF
  • Posterior spinal fusions
  • Spinal cord stimulators implantation and battery replacement
  • Vagal nerve stimulators
  • Deep brain stimulator battery replacement
  • Intrathecal pump implantation and replacement
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar nerve release
  • Peroneal nerve release
  • Craniotomy for intracranial vascular, cystic and neoplastic lesions
  • Craniotomy for traumatic and hemorrhagic lesions including stroke
  • Cranioplasty
  • Endoscopic Trans-sphenoidal surgery
  • Chiari decompression
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunts


Neurological Surgery

Office Locations

Austin Brain & Spine - South Austin
1221 West Ben White Blvd
Suite 250B
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 306-1323

Additional Locations

3101 Hwy. 71 E, Suite 107
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: (512) 306-1323

13830 Sawyer Ranch Rd, Suite 203
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone: (512) 306-1323