Rodrigo Zepeda, M.D.

Rodrigo Zepeda, M.D.

Epilepsy Outreach Clinic Director, Parkland Health & Hospital System

  • Neurology


Rodrigo Zepeda, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and specializes in treating patients with epilepsy.

Dr. Zepeda earned his medical degree with honors at the Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine in Mexico. After subsequently spending almost a year doing fieldwork in Chiapas, Mexico, for Partners in Health, a Boston-based global health nonprofit, he moved to New England, completing a research fellowship, internal medicine residency, neurophysiology fellowship, and epilepsy fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in October 2016.

Dr. Zepeda is board certified in neurology and neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also an ad-hoc reviewer for Epilepsy & Behavior and is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Massachusetts Medical Society. 

He is fluent in Spanish, English, and German.

Meet Dr. Zepeda

Neurologist and epilepsy specialist

Rodrigo Zepeda, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. As an epilepsy specialist, he works with the epilepsy team at UT Southwestern to diagnose and treat patients who suffer from seizures.

Dr. Zepeda knew early on he wanted to focus on seizure medicine, growing up with a family member affected by the condition. Originally from Mexico, he also developed a passion for global health and providing care to underserved populations within his home country and around the world.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Zepeda spent almost a year providing medical care for marginalized communities in Chiapas, Mexico. He then completed his training in neurology and epilepsy at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. During this time, he also joined the Bhutan Epilepsy Project, which used portable EEG diagnostic equipment to accurately diagnose patients suffering from seizures in Bhutan, located in the Eastern Himalayas.

Dr. Zepeda strongly believes in the power of compassionate care and feels that everyone deserves access to the best treatment options available.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital (2014-2016), Epilepsy/clinical Neurophysiology
  • Internship - Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital (2010-2011), Internal Medicine
  • Research Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital (2009-2010), Neurophysiology
  • Medical School - Tecnologico de Monterrey Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos (2001-2009)
  • Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women's Hospital (2011-2014), Neurology
Books & Publications