Brett Anthony Whittemore, MD $$

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English,

Locations

UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Biography

Brett Whittemore, M.D., is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Children’s Health and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Whittemore specializes in treating pediatric brain tumors and endoscopic skull-based surgery. He also has expertise in spinal surgery and hydrocephalus. His philosophy is to deliver compassionate care using the most advanced techniques. 

Dr. Whittemore earned his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at UT Southwestern and completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center Dallas.  

Before becoming a doctor, Dr. Whittemore studied computer science and earned a Masters of Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He now uses his engineering background in research on the mechanisms of water flow in the brain that cause hydrocephalus. 

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2009)
Internship
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2010), Neurosurgery
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2016), Neurosurgery
Fellowship
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2017), Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Treatments

Baclofen Pump
Craniectomy
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
External Ventricular Drain
Laminectomy
Management of Chiari malformations
Management of hydrocephalus
Management of spasticity and movement disorders
Management of spinal dysraphism and repair of spinal cord anomalies
Myelomeningocele repair
Neuroendoscopy
Shunt Placement
Treatment of all tumors of the central nervous system

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