Dr. Richard Jackson, MD

Dr. Jackson has officially retired. We are wishing him a wonderful retirement.

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Retirement Patient Letter

Dr. Richard Jackson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1973. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1976 and was recognized as a junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society recipient. His neurosurgery residency program, including the Chief Resident position, was completed at the University of Florida in 1981.

Dr. Jackson has been in neurosurgical practice in Dallas since 1982. Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons since 1984, he is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Jackson is on staff at Texas Institute for Surgery, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, and Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison. He is the past President of the Medical Staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, a two-term past Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and was a past department chair at St. Paul Hospital.

President of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons in 1996, Dr. Jackson has also served on the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas executive committee medical board and Board of Trustees. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurosurgeons, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons and Texas Medical Association.

Areas of Expertise

  • Microsurgery of the brain and spine
  • Diagnosis and treatment of herniated discs and spinal stenosis in the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Tumors of the brain and spine
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Chiari malformation
  • Peripheral nerve surgery

Education & Training

  • B.S. – University of Oklahoma
  • M.D. – University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Internship and Residency – University of Florida
  • Board Certifications – Neurological Surgery


  • D Magazine, “Best Doctors in Dallas,” 2001 – 2022
  • Texas Monthly, “Super Doctors,” 2006 – 2018
  • US News & World Report “Top Doctors,” 2011
  • Vitals “Patients’ Choice Award,” 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
  • Selected by peers as “most desirable to care for a loved one” in the “Guide to Top Doctors.”

Read the Living Well Magazine interview with Dr. Jackson