Sejal Jain, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management and the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is a fellowship-trained interventional pain management physician whose treatment approach involves multimodal pain management that minimizes narcotics and optimizes sleep and function.

Dr. Jain earned her medical degree at the Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. She performed her residency in child neurology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, where she also gained advanced training through a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology. She also completed fellowships in sleep medicine and pain management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Arizona, respectively.

Certified in pain medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in addition to neurology with special qualification in child neurology, sleep medicine, and epilepsy, Dr. Jain joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Previously, she was an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to that, she served at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where she was the Founder and Director of the Neurology-Sleep Program, the Associate Director of the hospital’s Sleep Center, the Director of the Epilepsy Fellowship Program, and the Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Jain’s research interests include evaluating the effects of sleep and circadian rhythm on pain perception and industry-sponsored clinical trials in pain management. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented at conferences worldwide.

In addition, she serves as a review editor for Frontiers in Neurology, Frontiers in Sleep and Frontiers in Psychiatry and as an ad hoc reviewer for several other academic journals, as well as for the Neurology Panel of the Federal Drug Administration’s Office of Orphan Products Development.

Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • United States Association for the Study of Pain
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • America’s Top Physicians 2009-2014, Consumer Research Council of America
  • Top Scholar Epilepsy Fellow Award 2007, American Epilepsy Society 61st Annual Meeting
  • Epilepsy Patient Care Award 2007, VCU Medical Center
  • Top Scholar Child Neurology Fellow Award 2006, Child Neurology Society 35th Annual Meeting
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Resident Travel Scholarship 2006, AAN 58th Annual Meeting
Books & Publications
  • Effects of sleep and circadian rhythms on pain perception
  • Central modulation of pain perception
  • Industry-sponsored trials focusing on devices and medications to treat pain disorders
  • Pediatric restless leg syndrome