Biography

Deepa Sirsi, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Specializing in pediatric neurology and epilepsy, she serves as Program Director for the Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship program. 

Dr. Sirsi earned her medical degree at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in Bangalore, India. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and received advanced training in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology through separate fellowships at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, respectively. 

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in child neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and epilepsy, Dr. Sirsi joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2008. 

Dr. Sirsi’s research focus is in clinical trials for intractable epilepsy and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Her clinical interests include pediatric genetic epilepsy syndromes, dietary treatments for epilepsy, and surgery for medically intractable epilepsy.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Child Neurology Society.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sirsi at Children's Health, please call 844-4CHILDRENS or request an appointment online

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Bangalore Medical College, India (1994-1999)
  • Fellowship - New York - Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2004-2007), Pediatric Neurology
  • Fellowship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (2007-2008), Neurophysiology
  • Residency - Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (2002-2004), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Epilepsy Society (2008)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2011)
Honors & Awards
  • Best Pediatric Specialists 2017, D Magazine
  • Best Doctors in Dallas 2016, D Magazine
  • Intern of the Year Award 2003, Pediatrics, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Top Scholar Award 2007, Epilepsy Foundation
Books & Publications
Research
  • Treatment of refractory epilepsy

Clinical Focus

  • General Neurology
  • Epilepsy & Seizures

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