Meet Dr. Rodrigo ZepedaNeurologist and epilepsy specialist

Rodrigo Zepeda, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. As an epilepsy specialist, he works with the epilepsy team at UT Southwestern to diagnose and treat patients who suffer from seizures.

Dr. Zepeda knew early on he wanted to focus on seizure medicine, growing up with a family member affected by the condition. Originally from Mexico, he also developed a passion for global health and providing care to underserved populations within his home country and around the world.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Zepeda spent almost a year providing medical care for marginalized communities in Chiapas, Mexico. He then completed his training in neurology and epilepsy at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. During this time, he also joined the Bhutan Epilepsy Project, which used portable EEG diagnostic equipment to accurately diagnose patients suffering from seizures in Bhutan, located in the Eastern Himalayas.

Dr. Zepeda strongly believes in the power of compassionate care and feels that everyone deserves access to the best treatment options available.

Clinical Specialties/Interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical evaluation for epilepsy surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosciences