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), Neurosurgery
- UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2016), Neurosurgery
- UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2017), Pediatric Neurological Surgery
- Anaplastic Astrocytoma
- Arachnoid Cyst
- Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor
- Brain Abscess
- Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
- Chiari Malformations
- Head Trauma
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Lipomas (Skin Lesions)
- Pilocytic Astrocytoma
- Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma
- Spina Bifida (Myelomeningocele)
- Tethered Cord
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
Treatment of all tumors of the central nervous system