Deepa Sirsi, M.D., is a Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Health℠. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Sirsi is also the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy fellowship programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
After graduating from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in India, Dr. Sirsi completed a pediatric residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. Subsequently, she completed a pediatric neurology residency at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and then went on to a neurophysiology fellowship at University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
She has board certifications in pediatrics, neurology, with special qualifications in child neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy.
Dr. Sirsi’s clinical interests include: childhood epilepsy, genetic epilepsy syndromes and management of intractable epilepsy, with treatments such as epilepsy surgery, ketogenic diet, neurostimulation and newer anti-seizure medications.
Her research interests include: Dravet Syndrome and treatment, genetics of epilepsy and electroencephalographic abnormalities in children with autism.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- Bangalore University (1999)
- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (2004), Pediatrics
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2008), Neurophysiology
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell (2007), Pediatric Neurology
- Board Certification
- American Board of Psy&Neurology/Child Neurology
- Angelman Syndrome
- Cortical Dysplasia
- Doose Syndrome
- Dravet Syndrome
- First Unprovoked Seizure
- Infantile Spasm (Wests Syndrome)
- Intractable Epilepsy
- Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
- Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
- Neurofibromatosis (NF)
- Neuronal Migration Disorders
- Pediatric Rasmussen Syndrome
- Rett Syndrome
- Sturge-Weber Syndrome
- Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
- Treatment of refractory epilepsy
- Successful Management of Refractory Neonatal Seizures with Midazolam. , Sirsi, Deepa; Nangia, Srishti; Lamothe, Jaqueline; Kososfsky, Barry; Solomon, Gail Journal of Child Neurology June 2008 Volume 23, Number 6 706-709
- Apneic Seizures: A Sign Of Temporal Lobe Hemorrhage in Full Term Neonates. , Sirsi, Deepa; Nadiminti, Lakshmi; Packard, Maurine; Engel, Murray; Solomon, Gail Pediatric Neurology November 2007 Volume 37, No 5 366-370
- The safety of Levetiracetam. , Sirsi, Deepa; Safdieh, Joseph E Expert Opinion on Drug Safety May 2007 Volume 6, Number 3 241-250
- American Epilepsy Society (2008)
- American Academy of Neurology (2011)
Awards and Honors
- D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialists (2016-2017)
- Best Doctors in Dallas (2016), D Magazine
- Intern of the Year Award (2003), Pediatrics, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
- Top Scholar Award (2007), Epilepsy Foundation