- 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
Deepa Sirsi, M.D.
- Pediatric Neurology
- General Neurology
- Epilepsy & Seizures
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.
- American Epilepsy Society (2008)
- American Academy of Neurology (2011)
- 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
Epilepsy Board Review. 1st ed.
Modur PN, Gupta PK, Sirsi D. (2016), New York: Demos Medical Publishing.
- Epilepsy Board Review. 1st ed.
The safety of levetiracetam.
Sirsi D, Safdieh JE Expert opinion on drug safety 2007 May 6 3 241-50
Does autoimmunity have a role in Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy? A case report of Voltage Gated Potassium Channel mediated seizures. Does Autoimmunity have a Role in Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy? A Case Report of Voltage Gated Potassium Channel Mediated Seizures.
Sirsi D, Dolce A, Greenberg BM, Thodeson D Annals of clinical case reports 2016 1
Spatially clustering de novo variants in CYFIP2, encoding the cytoplasmic FMRP interacting protein 2, cause intellectual disability and seizures.
Zweier M, Begemann A, McWalter K, Cho MT, Abela L, Banka S, Behring B, Berger A, Brown CW, Carneiro M, Chen J, Cooper GM, Finnila CR, Guillen Sacoto MJ, Henderson A, Hüffmeier U, Joset P, Kerr B, Lesca G, Leszinski GS, McDermott JH, Meltzer MR, Monaghan KG, Mostafavi R, Õunap K, Plecko B, Powis Z, Purcarin G, Reimand T, Riedhammer KM, Schreiber JM, Sirsi D, Wierenga KJ, Wojcik MH, Papuc SM, Steindl K, Sticht H, Rauch A European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2019 Jan
Apneic seizures: a sign of temporal lobe hemorrhage in full-term neonates.
Sirsi D, Nadiminti L, Packard MA, Engel M, Solomon GE Pediatric neurology 2007 Nov 37 5 366-70
Fosphenytoin-induced dyskinesias in an infant with Sturge-Weber syndrome.
Thodeson DM, Reiber DC, Dolce AM, Sirsi D Neurology 2016 Apr 86 16 1561-2
The safety and tolerability of newer antiepileptic drugs in children and adolescents.
Kayani S, Sirsi D Journal of central nervous system disease 2012 4 51-63
Paroxysmal Choreoathetosis in a Child with SCN2A Mutation and Neonatal Seizures.
George N, Thodeson D, Park J, Sirsi D. Neurology & Neurosurgery 2017 4 4
Successful management of refractory neonatal seizures with midazolam.
Sirsi D, Nangia S, LaMothe J, Kosofsky BE, Solomon GE Journal of child neurology 2008 Jun 23 6 706-9
SYN1 Gene Mutation in a Child with Focal Epilepsy and Reflex Bathing Seizures
Sirsi D, Armstrong D, Muñoz-Bibiloni J, Redondo B, Park JY. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy 2017 6 2 119-124
De novo and inherited mutations in the X-linked gene CLCN4 are associated with syndromic intellectual disability and behavior and seizure disorders in males and females.
Palmer EE, Stuhlmann T, Weinert S, Haan E, Van Esch H, Holvoet M, Boyle J, Leffler M, Raynaud M, Moraine C, van Bokhoven H, Kleefstra T, Kahrizi K, Najmabadi H, Ropers HH, Delgado MR, Sirsi D, Golla S, Sommer A, Pietryga MP, Chung WK, Wynn J, Rohena L, Bernardo E, Hamlin D, Faux BM, Grange DK, Manwaring L, Tolmie J, Joss S, Cobben JM, Duijkers FA, Goehringer JM, Challman TD, Hennig F, Fischer U, Grimme A, Suckow V, Musante L, Nicholl J, Shaw M, Lodh SP, Niu Z, Rosenfeld JA, Stankiewicz P, Jentsch TJ, Gecz J, Field M, Kalscheuer VM Molecular psychiatry 2016 Aug
Evolution of EEG findings in children with autism spectrum disorder: A tertiary care centre?s clinical experience.
Thodeson D, Dowd D, Golla S, Evans P, Huang R, Sirsi D Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Online-Open Access Text) 2018 2 2 1-4
Is intranasal midazolam better than rectal diazepam for home management of acute seizures?
Sirsi D Archives of neurology 2011 Jan 68 1 120-1
Type II Cortical Dysplasia in Dominant Frontal Lobe Presenting as Gelastic Epilepsy.
Dubey D, Thodeson D, Dowling M, Sirsi D, Arnold S, Said R Pediatric neurology 2015 Jul 53 1 97-8
- The safety of levetiracetam.
- Treatment of refractory epilepsy
- General Neurology
- Epilepsy & Seizures