March 18, 2021
- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000-2001), Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Residency - University of Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary AB (1996-2000), Neurosurgery
- Medical School - University of Calgary (1991-1994)
Angela V. Price, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
A pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Price leads the Children’s Health surgical epilepsy service and is a member of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program’s multidisciplinary team. She also sits on the Children’s credentialing committee.
She specializes in surgically treating a wide variety of operable neurological conditions, particularly intractable epilepsy.
Dr. Price is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Neurosurgery) and is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Price was the first female neurosurgeon in British Columbia. In the early 2000s, she was a featured neurosurgeon on the Discovery Channel series “The Surgeons.”
She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2004.
Dr. Price earned her medical degree at the University of Calgary School of Medicine. She completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, followed by advanced training in pediatric neurosurgery through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.
She is a member of professional organizations that include the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
She has been named a Best Pediatric Specialist (Neurosurgery) by D Magazine numerous times, most recently in 2021.
For parents of children with serious neurological conditions, choosing the surgeon who will operate on their child’s brain is one of the most critical decisions they’ll ever make.
Recognized for her special expertise in the surgical treatment of uncontrolled (intractable) epilepsy, UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Angela Price is the Director of the surgical epilepsy service at Children’s Health – and currently one of only five pediatric neurosurgeons in Dallas.
Dr. Price performs a number of procedures to treat epilepsy, and she is among just a few pediatric neurosurgeons in the country who specialize in functional hemispherotomy, a complex and transformational procedure.
A member of the multidisciplinary Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, Dr. Price also is experienced in operating on children with brain tumors, both cancerous and benign. These include ependymomas, medulloblastomas, pilocytic astrocytomas, gangliogliomas, and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNETs).
Dr. Price is skilled in surgically treating a broad spectrum of other neurological conditions, as well, including brain tumors, tethered spinal cord syndrome, hydrocephalus, spinal bifida, vascular and craniofacial malformations, brain infections and cysts, and head trauma.
She currently is the only surgeon at Children’s certified in the use of the Visualase laser ablation system, a sophisticated technology used to treat some types of epilepsy and brain tumors.
Dr. Price is grateful for the impact she and her colleagues can have on patients and their families.
“Some of the surgeries we perform literally change these patients’ lives, and I’m very thankful to be able to play that role for families,” she says. “I love my job and consider it a real honor when parents put their trust in me.”
Working with children has its own unique benefits, says Dr. Price, a mother of two.
“I love interacting with the kids – and they tend to be very motivated to get better,” she says. “When children are feeling well, they want to play and keep up with the other kids, and that can be better therapy than most anything we can do for them.”