Biography

Bradley Weprin, M.D., is a Professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern. At Children’s Health, he serves as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Director of
Neuro-oncology. He is responsible for the growth of these programs and acts as a liaison between the two institutions and all of the services that are involved with pediatric neurosurgery. 

Dr. Weprin is the only pediatric neurosurgeon in the region trained in stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of brain tumors in children.

After receiving his medical degree from UT Southwestern, Dr. Weprin completed a residency in neurological surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. He then performed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. 

His current research projects include long-term follow-along care for children with acquired brain injuries, radiographic features following Gamma Knife radiosurgery for AVMs in children, treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, radiographic findings of spinal cord injury in inflicted head injury of infants, neurobehavioral and social outcomes of head injuries in adolescents, and determination of infection rates for a particular type of catheter when used in shunt systems for the treatment of hydrocephalus.

Dr. Weprin is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgery, the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, and the Hydrocephalus Association, among many other professional organizations.

He publishes regularly in peer-reviewed medical journals and is invited to speak at national and international conferences on his various areas of expertise in pediatric neurosurgery.

He has been included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list multiple times.

Personal Note

Dr. Weprin is married and has two children.

Meet Dr. Weprin

Pediatric Neurosurgeon in Dallas

An expert in the treatment of brain tumors, spinal cord issues, brain injuries, and nerve problems in children, pediatric neurosurgeon Bradley Weprin, M.D., is the only neurosurgeon in the region trained to treat children of all ages, including infants, with brain tumors using radiosurgery.

Radiosurgery, delivered with two different machines called Gamma Knife and Cyberknife, is a targeted form of radiation therapy that focuses high-dose X-ray beams directly on a tumor, minimizing damage to the surrounding brain tissue.

“Radiosurgery is important in the treatment of pediatric brain cancer because more traditional radiation therapy can potentially damage a child’s developing organs,” Dr. Weprin says. 

“Because this technique is so precise, it opens up a whole new area of treatment for children who before would not have been considered candidates for radiation therapy.”

A clear-cut leader in his field, Dr. Weprin also is a leader among his colleagues. He serves as Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at UT Southwestern and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Director or Neuro-oncology at Children’s Health.

In addition to brain tumors, Dr. Weprin focuses his skills on the surgical treatment of spinal dysraphism (open and occult), Chiari malformations , brain trauma, spina bifida, tethered cord syndrome, and brachial plexus injuries in children.

Dr. Weprin places a premium on building relationships with his patients and their families. Learning how best to communicate with them and helping them feel comfortable with difficult decisions are other responsibilities he takes very seriously.

“I want my patients to know how committed I am to their care and how I will always try to do right by them,” he says. “I consider all the options and give them as much information as possible, and I want them to know they can always talk to me, no matter what time or what day it is. They will always have my attention.”

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Childrens Hospital of Alabama (1998-1999), Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Residency - University of Minnesota Hosp & Clin (1993-1998), Neurological Surgery
  • Internship - University of Minnesota Hosp & Clin (1992-1993), General Surgery
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1988-1992)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • CNS/AANS Joint Section of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • Hydrocephalus Association
  • American Association of Sports Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2020-2021
  • Honorary Fellow 2016, Glasgow NeuroSociety
  • Doctors of Distinction Annual Award 2005, Haddassah

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Brain Tumors

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Q&A by Dr. Weprin