Biography for Dr. Bradley Lega

Bradley Lega, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern. He has secondary appointments in Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and Psychiatry.

Dr. Lega received his undergraduate degree from Rice University and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his neurological surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania and performed a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

He offers patients access to emerging techniques for the treatment of epilepsy, brain tumors, and disorders of the spine. His area of specialty includes using novel brain mapping and computer-assisted navigation technologies to improve the safety and efficacy of neurosurgical procedures.

During his fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Lega gained expertise in the use of stereo EEG, a technique used to identify whether patients with epilepsy are candidates for surgical treatment. He is one of only a handful of neurosurgeons in the country using this technique.

Dr. Lega’s research focuses on how brain conditions affect memory. The research he began at the University of Pennsylvania and continues at UT Southwestern centers on preserving memory function and restoring memory to patients with brain injuries or brain tumors.

He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the   Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Society for Neuroscience.