Brett Anthony Whittemore, MD $$

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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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)
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2010), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2016), Neurosurgery
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2017), Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Post-graduate School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005)
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery,
American Board of Neurological Surgery


Baclofen Pump
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
External Ventricular Drain
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
Shunt Placement
Treatment of all tumors of the central nervous system

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