Biography

Bappaditya Ray, M.B.B.S., M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and the Department of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Ray earned his medical degree at Nilratan Sircar Medical College. He then received advanced training in anatomy (with a research focus on developmental neurobiology) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in India. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, followed by a fellowship in neurocritical care at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

He is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in neurocritical care by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and the Society of Neurological Surgeons’ Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST). He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019. 

Previously, Dr. Ray served on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he was the Medical Director of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit and Section Chief of Inpatient Neurology.

He serves on the editorial board of the journal Medicine and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, the Neurocritical Care Society, and the American Academy of Neurology. In 2018, he earned the Outstanding Attending Award from the Department of Neurology at the OU Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Ray has completed numerous investigator-initiated and sponsored research projects. His research interests include understanding the body’s response after acute brain injury, especially after subarachnoid hemorrhage. He has published a number of academic articles on these topics and contributed to the book Evidence-Based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - Nilratan Sircar Medical College, India (1994-2001)
  • Junior Resident - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (2002-2005), Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Residency - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2007-2011), Neurology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011-2013), Neurocritical Care
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology (2008)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (2009)
  • American Stroke Association (2010)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2016)
  • American Neurological Association (2018)
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Attending Award, OU Neurology 2018, Best attending physician awarded by all Neurology residents in clinical program at OU HSC
  • Most Influential Medical Educator Award, OU Neurology 2015, Awarded by graduating residents in Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care Society Travel Grant recipient, Neurocritical Care Society 2010, Top 10 applicants to attend NCS meeting
  • American Neurological Association Resident Symposium, American Neurological Association 2010, ANA award to attend annual meeting
Books & Publications
Research
  • Systemic response after acute brain injury
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Coma
  • Acute brain injury
  • Activated platelets