- 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
- Medical School - Bangalore Medical College, India (1994-1999)
- Graduate School - UT Health Science Center at Houston (2000-2004)
Rohit Das, M.D.
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 Neurology, Seizure, Epilepsia, 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.
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.
- American Academy of Neurology (2004), Member
- American Epilepsy Society (2007)
- American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (2009), Fellow
Handbook of Geriatric Neurology
Das RR(Ed.) (2014), New York NY, Wiley
Das RR and Lodenkemper T(Ed.) (2011), New York NY, Elsevier
Review Manual for the Epilepsy Boards
Rohit R Das(Ed.) (2016), Seattle Wa, Amazon Direct
- Handbook of Geriatric Neurology
Prevalence and correlates of silent cerebral infarcts in the Framingham offspring study.
Das RR1, Seshadri S, Beiser AS, Kelly-Hayes M, Au R, Himali JJ, Kase CS, Benjamin EJ, Polak JF, O'Donnell CJ, Yoshita M, D'Agostino RB Sr, DeCarli C, Wolf PA. Stroke 2008 11 39 2929-35
The utility of conductive plastic electrodes in prolonged ICU EEG monitoring.
Das RR1, Lucey BP, Chou SH, Espinosa PS, Zamani AA, Dworetzky BA, Bromfield EB, Lee JW. Neurocritical Care 2009 3 10 362-78
Clinical correlations of midline spikes in children.
Vendrame M, Tracy M, Das R, Duffy F, Loddenkemper T, Kothare SV Epilepsy & behavior : E&B 2010 Aug 18 4 460-5
Incidence and clinical decision making for the Wada test over one decade: 1997-2007.
Das RR, Alexopoulos AV, Loddenkemper T Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape 2010 Dec 12 4 249-54
Statins in epilepsy: prime time? Not yet.
Das RR, Herman ST Neurology 2010 Oct 75 17 1490-1
Sleep-wake patterns of seizures in children with lesional epilepsy.
Kaleyias J, Loddenkemper T, Vendrame M, Das R, Syed TU, Alexopoulos AV, Wyllie E, Kothare SV Pediatric neurology 2011 Aug 45 2 109-13
Outcomes after discontinuation of antiepileptic drugs after surgery in patients with low grade brain tumors and meningiomas.
Das RR, Artsy E, Hurwitz S, Wen PY, Black P, Golby A, Dworetzky B, Lee JW Journal of neuro-oncology 2012 May 107 3 565-70
Das RR, Tekulve KJ, Agarwal A, Tormoehlen LM Seminars in neurology 2012 Nov 32 5 550-5
The role of phenytoin in the treatment of localization related epilepsy: an international internet-based survey of neurologists and epileptologists.
Das RR, Griesemer DA, Kothare SV ISRN neurology 2013 2013 613456
Clinical and Neuroimaging Profile of Children with Lesions in the Corpus Callosum.
Harini C, Das RR, Prabhu SP, Singh K, Haldar A, Takeoka M, Bergin AM, Loddenkemper T, Kothare SV Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging 2015 Sep-Oct 25 5 824-31
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Guideline 6: Minimum Technical Standards for EEG Recording in Suspected Cerebral Death.
Stecker MM1, Sabau D, Sullivan L, Das RR, Selioutski O, Drislane FW, Tsuchida TN, Tatum WO 4th. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 4 33
Impact of the 2006 Massachusetts health care insurance reform on neurosurgical procedures and patient insurance status.
Villelli NW, Das R, Yan H, Huff W, Zou J, Barbaro NM Journal of neurosurgery 2016 Mar 1-8
- Prevalence and correlates of silent cerebral infarcts in the Framingham offspring study.
- Patient safety and healthcare quality
- Intractable epilepsy
- Epilepsy epidemiology
- Electronic Medical Records