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Rohit Das, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in diagnosing and treating epilepsy and all types of seizures, as well as performing surgical evaluations for epilepsy patients. He is trained in both adult and pediatric epilepsy but focuses on treating adults in his current practice.

Dr. Das earned his medical degree at Bangalore Medical College. He completed an internship in psychiatry at the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in public health at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. He then performed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center/McKeesport Hospital.

After his second internship, Dr. Das completed his residency in neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and then received advanced training in neurophysiology and pediatric epilepsy through fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, respectively.

His research interests include patient safety and health care quality issues, as well as effective use of electronic medical records. He is currently involved in several quality initiatives with the Department of Veteran Affairs, examining whether physicians can use electronic medical records to make patients safer.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Das also examines epilepsy patients’ quality of life and how research treatments are being translated into clinical practice for these patients.

Dr. Das is an ad hoc reviewer for several medical journals, including NeurologySeizureEpilepsia, and Acta Tropica. He has been invited to speak on epilepsy and evidenced-based medicine at conferences and medical schools around the world, including in San Diego, California; Bangalore, India; Doha, Qatar; and Calgary, Canada.

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Meet Dr. Das

Epilepsy Specialist in Dallas

In his practice, Rohit Das, M.D., M.P.H., helps patients with severe seizures receive the best diagnosis and the highest quality care as quickly as possible.

As a neurologist and epileptologist, Dr. Das is an expert at using EEG technology to diagnose patients with epilepsy, selecting the correct medications, and providing surgical evaluations for qualifying patients.

“With the right diagnosis and treatment, you can really make a difference in these patients’ lives,” Dr. Das says. “I’m a person who likes to fix things. I will explore every possible option to find a way to help patients and accommodate their needs.”

Dr. Das offers his patients unique and individualized treatment options, including, when appropriate, a high-fat diet to help reduce seizures. He’s also committed to preserving patients’ memories, which can be a major concern for people living with epilepsy.

Patient care is at the center of everything Dr. Das does, including his medical research, which focuses on patient safety, health care quality, and the effective use of electronic medical records. By studying quality and safety, Dr. Das hopes to improve outcomes for future patients.

Dr. Das is also passionate about educating the next generation of neurologists and epilepsy specialists. He constantly seeks new ways to mentor and positively influence medical students, residents, and fellows interested in the field.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Boston Children's Hospital (2008-2009), Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital (2007-2008), Neurophysiology
  • Residency - Boston University School of Medicine (2004-2007), Neurology
  • Internship - University of Pennsylvania Medical Center/McKeesport Hospital (2003-2004), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - University of Missouri (2002-2003), Psychiatry
  • Graduate School - UT Health Science Center at Houston (2000-2004)
  • Medical School - Bangalore Medical College, India (1994-1999)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology (2004), Member
  • American Epilepsy Society (2007)
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (2009), Fellow
Books & Publications
Research
  • Syncope
  • Patient safety and healthcare quality
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Epilepsy epidemiology
  • Electronic Medical Records

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