$$ Rana Riyad Said, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center


UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Board Certification American Board of Psy&Neurology/Child Neurology,
American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology(Epilepsy)
Languages Spoken: English,


Rana R. Said, M.D., is a neurologist and epileptologist at Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center. She is also an associate professor of pediatrics and neurology and neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine in Amman, Jordan, Dr. Said completed general pediatric and pediatric neurology training at Tufts University’s Floating Hospital for Children. Subsequently, Dr. Said completed her epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology fellowships at Children’s Hospital-Boston through Harvard University.

Dr. Said’s clinical interests include pediatric epilepsy, infantile spasms, electrical status epilepticus of sleep, cortical malformations, epilepsy surgery, ketogenic diet and other dietary therapies for intractable epilepsy.

Dr. Said has expressed a special interest in medical education and recruiting students into the field of pediatric neurology. 

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

University of Jordan (1995)


Al-Basheer Hospital - Ministry of Health (1996), Pediatrics


New England Medical Center (2002), Pediatric Neurology
New England Medical Center (1999), Pediatrics


Boston Children's Hospital (2004), Neurophysiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy

Selected Publications

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Child Neurology Society

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • National EpiFellows Foundation - Recipient of grant to attend NEF course and American Epilepsy Society meeting (2003)
  • TOPScholar Epilepsy Foundation - Recipient of grant to attend American Epilepsy Society Meeting (2002)