Afsaneh Talai, M.D.

Afsaneh Talai, M.D.

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Intractable epilepsies
  • Magnetoencephalography


Afsaneh Talai, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric neurology and epilepsy.

Dr. Talai earned her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at the University of Chicago Medical Center and gained advanced training in pediatric epilepsy through a fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in epilepsy and neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, Dr. Talai joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Clinical MEG Society, the American Epilepsy Society, the Child Neurology Society, and the Functional Neurological Disorder Society.

Dr. Talai has presented widely and published many peer-reviewed articles on pediatric epilepsy.

Personal Note

In her free time, Dr. Talai enjoys rock climbing, cooking, and playing the setar, a traditional Persian instrument.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Colorado School of Medicine/Children's Hospital of Colorado (2019-2020), Epilepsy
  • Residency - University of Chicago Medicine (2016-2019), Child Neurology
  • Medical School - University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2010-2014)
  • Residency - University of Chicago/Comer Children's Hospital (2014-2016), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Clinical MEG Society
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Child Neurology Society
  • Functional Neurological Disorder Society
Honors & Awards
  • The Elterman Family Fund Research Grant 2021, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Best Resident Research Project 2019, Barry G.W. Arnason Lectureship and Research Symposium, University of Chicago
  • Best Resident Research Project 2017, Barry G.W. Arnason Lectureship and Research Symposium, University of Chicago
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Intractable epilepsies
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

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