- Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine at San Antonio (2015-2016), Epilepsy
- Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine at San Antonio (2014-2015), Neurophysiology
- Internship - Universidad Central del Caribe (2008-2009), Internal Medicine
- Residency - UT Health Science Center at Houston (2009-2012), Neurology
- Medical School - Universidad Central del Caribe, Puerto Rico (2004-2008)
Sasha Alick, M.D.
- Epilepsy & Seizures
Sasha Alick, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in the diagnosis and care of patients with epilepsy, using the latest medications and treatments to find the best options for each patient.
Dr. Alick pursued undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She went on to earn her medical degree and complete an internship in internal medicine at UCC School of Medicine back home in Puerto Rico (UCCEM). She completed her residency in neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and then received advanced training in clinical neurophysiology and in epilepsy through separate fellowships at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Clinical Magnetoencephalography Society, Texas Neurological Society, American Epilepsy Society scientific committee member, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society committee member, president elect for the Southern Epilepsy & EEG Society for 2021-22. She serves on the professional advisory board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. She routinely gives trainings and talks for the community and other institutions on varied topics of intractable epilepsy/seizure disorders. She also routinely mentors college students, medical students, residents, and fellows.
She is the UT Southwestern Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Center of Excellence Clinical Neurophysiologist/Epileptologist.
She is the PI (principal investigator) or Co-I for numerous clinical research trials and frequently publishes in reputable journals and abstracts for our national and international epilepsy and neurophysiology societies. She also peer reviews publications and neurology textbooks.
She is the Faculty co-director for the UTSW 4th year medical student series FiM: Behavioral and Neuromedicine course.
Meet Dr. Alick
Epilepsy and Seizure Specialist in Dallas
As an epilepsy and seizure specialist at UT Southwestern, Sasha Alick, M.D., helps diagnose and create treatment plans for patients with epilepsy. She has particular expertise in helping patients with forms of epilepsy that are difficult to treat, evaluating the effectiveness of medications, epilepsy in women & pregnancy, surgical or laser options, neurostimulation devices, and cutting-edge treatments.
In college, Dr. Alick studied neurobiology and psychology. During her time at Cornell University, her passion for the neurosciences and behavioral sciences flourished. It was also during that time that a personal experience with stroke eventually led her to the field of neurology and ingrained in her the importance of treating patients with serious neurological conditions with proficiency and empathy.
“The more I learn about epilepsy, the more I learn about the human brain and how these conditions impact not only function, but thinking, mood, and behavior,” Dr. Alick says. “We need to go beyond managing a person’s seizure disorder because these are all connected and they greatly affect quality of life.”
She is committed to personalized patient care, making sure each of her patients know he or she is being listened to and provided with optimal treatment.
Dr. Alick speaks fluent Spanish (native speaker).
- American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) Membership Committee Official
- Adult Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy Program
- Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Training at UT Health Science Center Houston
- American Clinical MEG Society
- American Epilepsy Society Scientific Committee
- Co-director Frontiers in Medicine: Behavioral and Neuromedicine Course 4th year medical student course
- Neurology Policy Committee
- The Epilepsy Study Consortium
- Epilepsy Foundation of Texas
- Wada Taskforce Committee, Co-Chair
- Southern Epilepsy & EEG Society
- American Academy of Neurology
- Texas Neurological Society
- American Medical Association
How to choose the right Antiepileptic Drug for your patient
Doyle A, Alick S Practical Neurology 2018 October 2018
Stereo-EEG extraoperative electrical cortical stimulation of mesial temporal structures
Irina Podkorytova, Ryan Hays, Kan Ding, Mark Agostini, Sasha Alick, Rohit Das, Hina Dave, Marisara Dieppa, Alexander Doyle, Jay Harvey, Bradley Lega, Rodrigo Zepeda, Ghazala Perven. Annual American Clinical Neurophysiology, February 8, 2020, New Orleans, LA 2020
Stereo-EEG seizure localization in patients with non-lesional MRI and unilateral temporal lobe hypometabolism on PET.
Irina Podkorytova, Ryan Hays, Kan Ding, Mark Agostini, Sasha Alick, Rohit Das, Hina Dave, Marisara Dieppa, Jay Harvey, Bradley Lega, Rodrigo Zepeda, Ghazala Perven. 12th International Epilepsy Colloquium, May 26, 2019, Lyon, France 2019
Patient selection and outcomes of placement of the Neuropace Responsive Neurostimulator for the treatment of intractable epilepsy: a single center experience
Irina Podkorytova, Mark Agostini, Sasha Alick,, Kan Ding, Rohit Das, Hina Dave, Marisara Dieppa, Jay Harvey, Ryan Hays, Bradley Lega, Rodrigo Zepeda, Ghazala Perven. American Academy of Neurology May 2019 2019 2019
The Importance of Video EEG Monitoring in the EMU: Case studies highlighting the limitations of various EEG modalities
Alick S, Szabo CA Broca's Area: Journal of the Texas Neurological Society 2016 Winter 2016
Beyond the MRI: Case Based EEG Primer for the Neuroradiologist with MR Correlation of Findings
Lindstrom W, Alick S. American Society of Neuroradiology, Washington D.C., May 2016 2016
Stereo-EEG seizure localization in patients with medically intractable focal epilepsy associated with schizencephaly.
Irina Podkorytova, Bradley Lega, Ryan Hays, Mark Agostini, Sasha Alick, Rohit Das, Hina Dave, Marisara Dieppa, Kan Ding, Alexander Doyle, Jay Harvey, Rodrigo Zepeda, Ghazala Perven American Academy of Neurology April 25, 2020, 2020
Disney star's death shows it?s time to end the epilepsy stigma.
Alick, S 2018 July 2018
Level four epilepsy center experience with stereo-electroencephalography
Podkorytova I, Perven G, Ding K, Agostini M, Hays R, Alick S, Dieppa M, Das R, Dave H, Harvey J, Zepeda R, Lega B American Academy of Neurology 2019 May 2019
Secondary bilateral synchrony triggered by insula stimulation.
Sasha Alick, Ghazala Perven, Kan Ding, Mark Agostini, Ryan Hays, Bradley Lega, Rodrigo Zepeda, Irina Podkorytova. Annual American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, February 8, 2020, New Orleans, LA 2020 journal publication pending
TBC1D24 Gene Mutations: Two Brothers with Novel Phenotypic Presentations
Alick S, Morgan L. American Epilepsy Society, December 5 2016. 2016
The effect of cortical dysplasia on the brain activation and white matter tracts in patients with epilepsy
Alick S, Yetkin Z, Mendehlson D, ONeill T. 13th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE), Vienna, Austria. August 29, 2018. 2018
Stereo-EEG seizure localization in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, non-lesional MRI and normal PET.
Irina Podkorytova, Ghazala Perven, Mark Agostini, Sasha Alick, Hina Dave, Marisara Dieppa, Kan Ding, Alexander Doyle, Ryan Hays, Jay Harvey, Bradley Lega, Rodrigo Zepeda, Rohit Das. American Epilepsy Society, December 8, 2019. Baltimore, MD 2019
fMRI of hippocampal activation on individual basis in patients with intractable epilepsy.
Alick S, Yetkin Z, Mendehlson D, ONeill T. 13th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE), Vienna, Austria. August 29, 2018 2018
Stereo-EEG extraoperative electrical cortical stimulation protocol for seizure induction.
Irina Podkorytova, Kan Ding, Mark Agostini, Sasha Alick, Rohit Das, Hina Dave, Marisara Dieppa, Jay Harvey, Ryan Hays, Bradley Lega, Rodrigo Zepeda, Ghazala Perven American clinical Neurophysiology Society 2019 February 2019
- How to choose the right Antiepileptic Drug for your patient
- Epilepsy Clinical Research Trials
- Epilepsy Co-Morbidities Such as Mood Disorders and Cognitive Disorders
- Focal and Generalized Epilepsy Disorders
- Hispanics and Other Ethnic, Gender or Sexual Orientation Minorities with Epilepsy
- Intracranial Evaluations in the Presurgical Evaluation of Epilepsy (Stereoencephalography/SEEG and SDE)
- Intractable Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
- Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and Magnetic Source Imaging (MSI)
- Neurostimulation for Epilepsy (VNS/RNS/DBS)
- Non-Epileptic Attacks and Functional Neurologic Disorders
- Surgery and Laser Ablations for Epilepsy
- Epilepsy & Seizures