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Kan Ding, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she is also a practicing neurologist who specializes in treating patients with epilepsy.

Dr. Ding earned her medical degree at Peking Union Medical College in China. She then completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

In her medical practice and research, Dr. Ding focuses on neurocritical care and post-traumatic epilepsy, which involves finding better ways to treat and rehabilitate patients who’ve developed epilepsy after a traumatic brain injury. She also explores ways to improve ICU EEG monitoring, evaluations for epilepsy surgery, and cerebral functional connectivity.

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Meet Dr. Ding

Neurologist Specializing in Epilepsy in Dallas

For Kan Ding, M.D., treating patients with epilepsy is not just about treating the medical condition – it’s about treating the whole patient.

“We need to treat the patient as a whole person,” says Dr. Ding, who received advanced training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at UT Southwestern. “Patients who come to an epileptologist like me for seizure control often also suffer from a lot of other complications. Our goal is to improve their quality of life as a whole.”

While she sees patients with all types and manifestations of epilepsy, Dr. Ding has special expertise evaluating patients with intractable epilepsy – that which cannot be treated with medication – and patients with post-traumatic epilepsy, or epilepsy that develops as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Dr. Ding is also committed to clinical research and works closely with other specialists at UT Southwestern to study better ways to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate patients with epilepsy.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012-2013), Epilepsy/clinical Neurophysiology
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008-2012), Neurology
  • Medical School - Peking Union Medical College (1989-1997)
Books & Publications
Research
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • ICU EEG Monitoring
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Cerebral Functional Connectivity

Clinical Focus

  • Epilepsy & Seizures

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