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Rohit R Das is an epileptologist and neurologist with training and clinical interest in all forms of seizures and epilepsy and in the surgical evaluation and treatment of epileptic disorders. He is also trained and interested in patient safety and healthcare quality issues. He also serves as the Neurology Clerkship Director.

Dr Das went to medical school in Bangalore India and subsequently completed a Master's degree in Public Health with the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston. His thesis was on depression after traumatic brain injury which resulted in two letters in the New England Journal of Medicine and several mentions in the press through the Associated Press. He completed residency in neurology at Boston University where he completed research with the world famous Framingham Heart Study. His work on silent cerebral infarcts was featured on the "Talk of the Nation" program on National Public Radio. His fellowships in Epilepsy were completed at two principal teaching affiliates of the Harvard Medical School, the Brigham and Boston Children's.

He sees patients with a variety of seizure related conditions from first time seizures to difficult to treat epilepsy at the Aston Clinic. He also sees patients at Parkland and the UTSW hospitals who are admitted for seizure monitoring and pre surgical evaluations as well as patients admitted for intracranial epilepsy evaluations.

Dr Das has held numerous leadership positions in undergraduate and graduate medical education in numerous institutions and in national bodies concerned with education. He has served as Medical Director of an MD/MPH program, Competency Director for Systems Based Practice and Course Director for Quality Healthcare Delivery at Indiana University School of Medicine. At UTSW he serves as Director of the Neurology Clerkship and Co-Director of the Neurology component of the Frontiers in Neurology course for 4th year medical students. On a national basis he has served as a member of the USMLE Neurology Committee and continues to serve as a member of the Neurology Shelf Taskforce. He also serves as a member of the American Academy of Neurology Resident Inservice Examination Committee.

Dr Das has published a variety of research studies in epilepsy and stroke working with a variety of medical students, residents and fellows. He also has published extensively in quality metrics in neurology serving as an expert methodologist to a variety of quality metrics work groups in a number of areas of neurology. He has been involved with the creation and continuing review of quality metrics in inpatient and emergency neurology, mild cognitive impairment, universal measures and neurology outcome measures as well as measures for distal symmetric polyneuropathy, ALS and opiods in pain. He serves as a member of the AAN Quality Measures Committee and in the past the AAN Quality and Safety Commitee. He has served as Chair of a number of workgroups on Covid issues, Medicaid issues and Patient Reported Quality measures issues.

Education

Medical School
Bangalore Medical College, India (1999)
Internship
University of Missouri (2003), Psychiatry
Graduate School
UT Health Science Center at Houston (2004)
Internship
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center/McKeesport Hospital (2004), Internal Medicine
Residency
Boston University School of Medicine (2007), Neurology
Fellowship
Brigham and Women's Hospital (2008), Neurophysiology
Fellowship
Boston Children's Hospital (2009), Pediatric Epilepsy
Fellowship
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (2018), Patient Safety

Research Interest

  • Intractable epilepsy
  • medical student education
  • Patient safety and healthcare quality
  • surgical epilepsy
  • Syncope

Publications

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Quality improvement in neurology: Neurology Outcomes Quality Measurement Set.
Sico JJ, Sarwal A, Benish SM, Busis NA, Cohen BH, Das RR, Finsilver S, Halperin JJ, Kelly AG, Meunier L, Phipps MS, Thirumala PD, Villanueva R, von Gaudecker J, Bennett A, Shenoy AM, Neurology 2020 May
Quality improvement in neurology: Mild cognitive impairment quality measurement set.
Foster NL, Bondi MW, Das R, Foss M, Hershey LA, Koh S, Logan R, Poole C, Shega JW, Sood A, Thothala N, Wicklund M, Yu M, Bennett A, Wang D, Neurology 2019 10 93 16 705-713
Quality improvement in neurology: Universal neurology quality measurement set: Executive summary.
Martello J, Buchhalter J, Das RR, Dubinsky R, Lee E, Anderson W Neurology 2019 Feb 92 9 418-426
Diabetes and Parkinson disease: A sweet spot?
Das RR, Unger MM Neurology 2018 Apr
TeamSTEPPS Virtual Teams: Interactive Virtual Team Training and Practice for Health Professional Learners.
Umoren RA, Poore JA, Sweigart L, Rybas N, Gossett E, Johnson M, Allen M, Scott PJ, Truman B, Das R Creat Nurs 2017 Aug 23 3 184-191
Incidence of seizures following initial ischemic stroke in a community-based cohort: The Framingham Heart Study.
Stefanidou M, Das RR, Beiser AS, Sundar B, Kelly-Hayes M, Kase CS, Devinsky O, Seshadri S, Friedman D Seizure 2017 Mar 47 105-110
Impact of the 2006 Massachusetts health care insurance reform on neurosurgical procedures and patient insurance status.
Villelli NW, Das R, Yan H, Huff W, Zou J, Barbaro NM J. Neurosurg. 2016 Mar 1-8
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Guideline 6: Minimum Technical Standards for EEG Recording in Suspected Cerebral Death.
Stecker MM1, Sabau D, Sullivan L, Das RR, Selioutski O, Drislane FW, Tsuchida TN, Tatum WO 4th. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 4 33
Clinical and Neuroimaging Profile of Children with Lesions in the Corpus Callosum.
Harini C, Das RR, Prabhu SP, Singh K, Haldar A, Takeoka M, Bergin AM, Loddenkemper T, Kothare SV J Neuroimaging 2015 Sep-Oct 25 5 824-31
The role of phenytoin in the treatment of localization related epilepsy: an international internet-based survey of neurologists and epileptologists.
Das RR, Griesemer DA, Kothare SV ISRN Neurol 2013 2013 613456

Books

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Neurological Association (2019)
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (2009)
  • American Epilepsy Society (2007)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2004)