Deepa Sirsi, M.D., is a Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Health. She currently serves as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Sirsi is the Program Director for the Pediatric Epilepsy fellowship program 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 in New York and then went on to a neurophysiology fellowship at University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She came to UT Southwestern in 2008 and since then, has served in a number of leadership roles and has given many lectures on campus in addition to several guest lectures by invitation. She is currently a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society (FAES).

Dr. Sirsi is currently involved with clinical trials for intractable epilepsy. Dr. Sirsi currently serves as the principal investigator for clinical trials in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and she co-investigates for research into dietary treatment of glucose transporter type 1 deficiency (G1D) among other anti-seizure medication trials for intractable epilepsy. Her clinical interests include pediatric genetic epilepsy syndromes, epilepsy surgery for medically intractable epilepsy, and dietary treatments for epilepsy.


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

Research Interest

  • Genetic Epilepsy Syndrome


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Top Doctor in Plano, TX
    International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP) (2018)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists
    D Magazine (2017)
  • 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

  • Fellow, American Epilepsy Society (2017)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2011)
  • Member, American Epilepsy Society (2008)