Dr. Mathew Stokes is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology. He completed his medical degree and Pediatric Neurology Residency at UT Southwestern. Following residency he completed fellowship training in Pediatric Headache, focusing on sports neurology and concussion. His clinical interests include caring for children and adolescents with headache or concussion, and treating athletes with any neurological conditions preventing them from participating in sports with their peers. His research interests include autonomic dysfunction in concussion, as well as epidemiology and long-term outcomes following concussion.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2013)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2015), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2018), Child Neurology
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2019), Pediatric Headache Medicine

Research Interest

  • Autonomic dysfunction in concussion
  • Epidemiology and long-term outcomes following concussion


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Autonomic nervous system dysfunction in mild traumatic brain injury: a review of related pathophysiology and symptoms.
Purkayastha S, Stokes M, Bell KR, Brain Inj 2019 33 9 1129-1136

Honors & Awards

  • Pediatric Neurology Clinic Outstanding Resident
    Nursing Staff, Children's Health, Dallas, TX (2018)
  • Excellence in Pediatrics
    Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas (2013)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology, Member (2015)