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Roha Khalid, M.D.

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Genetic Epileptic Encephalopathies
  • Medically Intractable Epilepsy


Roha Khalid, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in seizure disorders, including genetic epileptic encephalopathies, medically intractable epilepsy, neonatal seizures, and post-stroke epilepsy.

Dr. Khalid earned her medical degree at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. After completing a residency in child neurology at Duke University Medical Center, she gained advanced training in epilepsy through a fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Certified in child neurology and epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Khalid joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Pediatric Stroke Organization, the Newborn Brain Society, and the American Epilepsy Society, for whom she serves on the Pediatric Content Committee.

Dr. Khalid has presented widely and published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals related to her areas of clinical interest. Her publications also include a contribution to Antiepileptic Drugs: Second Generation.

In her previous position as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy, Dr. Khalid was inducted into the hospital’s Rockstar Hall of Fame for highest patient satisfaction scores in 2021.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Kansas/Children's Mercy Hospital (2019-2020), Epilepsy
  • Residency - Duke University Hospital/Duke University Medical Center (2012-2015), Child Neurology
  • Internship - University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals (2010-2012), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Aga Khan University Medical College (2003-2008)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • International Pediatric Stroke Organization
  • Newborn Brain Society
Honors & Awards
  • Rockstar Hall of Fame for highest patient satisfaction scores 2021, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • Travel Scholarship 2020, American Clinical Neurophysiology Meeting
  • Fellows Program 2019, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
  • Neurology Program Development Award 2019, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • Best Clinical Team Faculty Award for Stroke Team 2019, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • Clinical Excellence Faculty Award 2018, Department of Neurology, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • University of Texas Medical Branch Resident Representative 2011-2012, Texas Pediatric Society
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Genetic Epileptic Encephalopathies
  • Medically Intractable Epilepsy
  • Neonatal Seizures
  • Post-Stroke Epilepsy

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