Frederick Hitti, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Epilepsy & Seizures
  • Movement Disorders


Frederick Hitti, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in neuromodulation to treat epilepsy and movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. He also works on the development of novel therapies for psychiatric disorders, such as treatment-resistant depression.

Dr. Hitti earned his medical degree and a doctoral degree in neurobiology and behavior at Columbia University in New York. He completed a residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in functional neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Hitti is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

He has published numerous academic articles related to his areas of expertise and contributed to the books Skull Base Surgery: Strategies and Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2007-2015)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Honors & Awards
  • Titus Munson Coan Prize 2015, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Kavli Award for Distinguished Research in Neuroscience 2014, Kavli Institute at Columbia University
Books & Publications
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Gene therapy
  • Focused ultrasound
  • Tractography

Clinical Focus

  • Epilepsy & Seizures
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Essential tremor
  • Dystonia

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