Brett Anthony Whittemore, MD $$

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Brett Whittemore, M.D., is a board certified 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 Neurological Surgery


  • 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
  • Research Interests

    • Pediatric Brain Tumors
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Spinal Surgery
    • Hydrocephalus
  • Publications

    • Obstructive hydrocephalus and intracerebral mass secondary to Epicoccum nigrum. Charron TL, Gill MA, Filkins LM, Rajaram V, Wysocki CA, Whittemore BA. Med Mycol Case Rep. 2022 Jan 6;35:18-21. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2022.01.002. eCollection 2022 Mar.
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialists 2021
    • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020

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