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Credentialed by Children's Health


Primary Location
5151 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, Texas  75390
Tel:  214-645-2300
Languages Spoken: English
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Biography

Biography

Bradley Lega, M.D., is a neurosurgeon at Children’s Health who specializes in evaluation and surgical treatment of epilepsy, brain tumors and disorders of the spine.

Dr. Lega received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his neurological surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania and performed a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Lega is one of the few neurosurgeons in the country who uses stereoelectroencephalography, or stereo EEG, to locate the origin of epileptic seizures in the brain and determine if a patient is a candidate for surgery to treat the seizures. Less invasive than the traditional approach, stereo EEG involves electrodes placed in the brain to record electrical activity during seizures.

“Tools like stereo EEG help me perform brain surgery more safely,” he says. “As neurosurgeons, we want every bit of data possible to help us identify the part of the brain that is causing the seizures so we can do our job with confidence.”

Dr. Lega’s research focuses on how brain conditions affect memory. The research he began at the University of Pennsylvania and continues at UT Southwestern centers on preserving memory function and restoring memory to patients with brain injuries or brain tumors.

Dr. Lega is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Society for Neuroscience.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine (2006)

Internship

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine GME (2007), General Surgery

Residency

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (2013), Neurosurgery

Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2014), Epilepsy
Departments & Programs

Departments & Programs

Neurosurgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Memory encoding and retrieval
  • Restoring memory function after brain injury

Selected Publications

Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations

Primary Location
5151 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, Texas  75390
Tel:  214-645-2300