Bradley Charles Lega, MD $$

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English,
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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

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
Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery

Departments and Programs

Neurosurgery

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