Education

Medical School
Bangalore Medical College (1999)
Residency
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (2004), Pediatrics
Fellowship
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell (2007), Pediatric Neurology
Fellowship
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (2008), Neurophysiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Dravet Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Genetic Epilepsy Syndromes
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Research Interest

    • Treatment of refractory epilepsy

    Publications

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    SYN1 Gene Mutation in a Child with Focal Epilepsy and Reflex Bathing Seizures
    Deepa Sirsi, Dallas Armstrong, Jorge Muñoz-Bibiloni, Bridget Redondo, Jason Y. Park J Pediatr Epilepsy 2017 6 2 119-124
    De novo and inherited mutations in the X-linked gene CLCN4 are associated with syndromic intellectual disability and behavior and seizure disorders in males and females.
    Palmer EE, Stuhlmann T, Weinert S, Haan E, Van Esch H, Holvoet M, Boyle J, Leffler M, Raynaud M, Moraine C, van Bokhoven H, Kleefstra T, Kahrizi K, Najmabadi H, Ropers HH, Delgado MR, Sirsi D, Golla S, Sommer A, Pietryga MP, Chung WK, Wynn J, Rohena L, Bernardo E, Hamlin D, Faux BM, Grange DK, Manwaring L, Tolmie J, Joss S, Cobben JM, Duijkers FA, Goehringer JM, Challman TD, Hennig F, Fischer U, Grimme A, Suckow V, Musante L, Nicholl J, Shaw M, Lodh SP, Niu Z, Rosenfeld JA, Stankiewicz P, Jentsch TJ, Gecz J, Field M, Kalscheuer VM Mol. Psychiatry 2016 Aug
    Fosphenytoin-induced dyskinesias in an infant with Sturge-Weber syndrome.
    Thodeson DM, Reiber DC, Dolce AM, Sirsi D Neurology 2016 Apr 86 16 1561-2
    Does autoimmunity have a role in Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy? A case report of Voltage Gated Potassium Channel mediated seizures. Does Autoimmunity have a Role in Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy? A Case Report of Voltage Gated Potassium Channel Mediated Seizures.
    Sirsi D, Dolce A, Greenberg BM, Thodeson D anncaserep 2016 1
    Type II Cortical Dysplasia in Dominant Frontal Lobe Presenting as Gelastic Epilepsy.
    Dubey D, Thodeson D, Dowling M, Sirsi D, Arnold S, Said R Pediatr. Neurol. 2015 Jul 53 1 97-8
    The safety and tolerability of newer antiepileptic drugs in children and adolescents.
    Kayani S, Sirsi D J Cent Nerv Syst Dis 2012 4 51-63
    Is intranasal midazolam better than rectal diazepam for home management of acute seizures?
    Sirsi D Arch. Neurol. 2011 Jan 68 1 120-1
    Successful management of refractory neonatal seizures with midazolam.
    Sirsi D, Nangia S, LaMothe J, Kosofsky BE, Solomon GE J. Child Neurol. 2008 Jun 23 6 706-9
    Apneic seizures: a sign of temporal lobe hemorrhage in full-term neonates.
    Sirsi D, Nadiminti L, Packard MA, Engel M, Solomon GE Pediatr. Neurol. 2007 Nov 37 5 366-70
    The safety of levetiracetam.
    Sirsi D, Safdieh JE Expert Opin Drug Saf 2007 May 6 3 241-50

    Books

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    Honors & Awards

    • Best Doctors in Dallas
      D Magazine (2016)
    • Top Scholar Award
      Epilepsy Foundation (2007)
    • Intern of the Year Award
      Pediatrics, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (2003)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Neurology (2011)
    • American Epilepsy Society (2008)