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Biography

Sasha Alick, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in the diagnosis and care of patients with epilepsy, using the latest medications and treatments to find the best options for each patient.

Dr. Alick pursued undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She went on to earn her medical degree and complete an internship in internal medicine at UCC School of Medicine back home in Puerto Rico (UCCEM). She completed her residency in neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and then received advanced training in clinical neurophysiology and in epilepsy through separate fellowships at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Clinical Magnetoencephalography Society, Texas Neurological Society, American Epilepsy Society scientific committee member, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society committee member, president elect for the Southern Epilepsy & EEG Society for 2021-22. She serves on the professional advisory board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. She routinely gives trainings and talks for the community and other institutions on varied topics of intractable epilepsy/seizure disorders. She also routinely mentors college students, medical students, residents, and fellows. 

She is the UT Southwestern Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Center of Excellence Clinical Neurophysiologist/Epileptologist. 

She is the PI (principal investigator) or Co-I for numerous clinical research trials and frequently publishes in reputable journals and abstracts for our national and international epilepsy and neurophysiology societies. She also peer reviews publications and neurology textbooks.

She is the Faculty co-director for the UTSW 4th year medical student series FiM: Behavioral and Neuromedicine course.

 

Meet Dr. Alick

 Epilepsy and Seizure Specialist in Dallas

As an epilepsy and seizure specialist at UT Southwestern, Sasha Alick, M.D., helps diagnose and create treatment plans for patients with epilepsy. She has particular expertise in helping patients with forms of epilepsy that are difficult to treat, evaluating the effectiveness of medications, epilepsy in women & pregnancy, surgical or laser options, neurostimulation devices, and cutting-edge treatments.

In college, Dr. Alick studied neurobiology and psychology. During her time at Cornell University, her passion for the neurosciences and behavioral sciences fluorished. It was also during that time that a personal experience with stroke eventually led her to the field of neurology and ingrained in her the importance of treating patients with serious neurological conditions with proficiency and empathy.

“The more I learn about epilepsy, the more I learn about the human brain and how these conditions impact not only function, but thinking, mood, and behavior,” Dr. Alick says. “We need to go beyond managing a person’s seizure disorder because these are all connected and they greatly affect quality of life.”

She is committed to personalized patient care, making sure each of her patients know he or she is being listened to and provided with optimal treatment.

Dr. Alick speaks fluent Spanish (native speaker).

 

Education

Medical School
Universidad Central del Caribe, Puerto Rico (2008)
Internship
Universidad Central del Caribe (2009), Internal Medicine
Residency
UT Health Science Center at Houston (2012), Neurology
Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine at San Antonio (2015), Neurophysiology
Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine at San Antonio (2016), Epilepsy

Research Interest

  • Epilepsy Clinical Research Trials
  • Epilepsy Co-morbidities such as mood disorders and cognitive disorders
  • Focal and Generalized epilepsy disorders
  • Hispanics and other ethnic, gender or sexual orientation minorities with epilepsy
  • Intracranial evaluations in the presurgical evaluation of Epilepsy (Stereoencephalography/SEEG and SDE)
  • Intractable Epilepsy/Seizure disorders
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and Magnetic Source Imaging (MSI)
  • Neurostimulation for epilepsy (VNS/RNS/DBS)
  • Non-epileptic Attacks and Functional Neurologic disorders
  • Surgery and Laser ablations for Epilepsy

Publications

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) Membership Committee Official (2020-2020)
  • Adult Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy Program (2019-2020)
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG) training at UT Health Science Center Houston. (2019-2020)
  • American Clinical MEG Society (2018-2020)
  • American Epilepsy Society Scientific Committee (2018-2020)
  • Co-director Frontiers in Medicine: Behavioral and Neuromedicine Course 4th year medical student course (2018-2020)
  • Neurology Policy Committee (2018-2020)
  • The Epilepsy Study Consortium (2018-2020)
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Texas (2017-2020)
  • Wada Taskforce Committee, Co-Chair (2016-2020)
  • Southern Epilepsy & EEG Society (2015-2020)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2009-2020)
  • Texas Neurological Society (2009-2020)
  • American Medical Association (2004-2020)