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$$ Alison Marie Dolce, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Board Certification

American Board of Psy&Neurology/Child Neurology

Languages Spoken: English


Dr. Alison Dolce focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of children with epilepsy, evaluating and caring for children from the onset of seizures to those who continue to have seizures despite trying multiple medications. Dr. Dolce has a particular interest in those children who may be candidates for additional treatment options including the ketogenic diet, neurostimulation and epilepsy surgery. She is also is an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology and neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Dolce received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and went on to complete a residency in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., followed by a second residency in pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Upon completion of her pediatric neurology training, she then did a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Dolce is board-certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology. Specific interests include medical and surgical therapy for medically refractory childhood epilepsy, neonatal seizures and refractory status epilepticus.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2008)


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - GME (2013), Neurology
Childrens National Medical Center - DC (2010), Pediatrics


Baylor College of Medicine - Houston GME (2014), Neurophysiology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Medical and surgical therapy for medically refractory childhood epilepsy
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Refractory status epilepticus

Selected Publications

  • Patients with Epilepsy at the Emergency Setting. In S. Auvin & R. Sankar (eds.), Acute Seizure in Children in the Emergency Setting , Dolce A, Hartman A (2013). Montrouge, France, John Libbey Eurotext

  • Rett syndrome and epilepsy: an update for child neurologists. , Dolce A, Ben-Zeev B, Naidu S, Kossoff EH Pediatr. Neurol. 2013 May 48 5 337-45
  • The mTOR inhibitor rapamycin has limited acute anticonvulsant effects in mice. , Hartman AL, Santos P, Dolce A, Hardwick JM PLoS ONE 2012 7 9 e45156

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (2014)
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Child Neurology Society

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Frank L. Coulson Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence - Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine (2013)
  • Jay Slotkin Award for Excellence in Research - Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology (2013)
  • Thomas J. Preziosi Award for Clinical Excellence - Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology (2013)