Dr. Susan Arnold, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at UT Southwestern, is Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Medical Center Dallas. She received her medical degree from Cornell University School of Medicine, and completed general pediatric and adult neurology training at Yale. Dr. Arnold pursued her pediatric neurology and epilepsy training at Washington University in St. Louis. She has board certification in pediatrics, neurology with special qualification in child neurology, and clinical neurophysiology.

Special research interests include Landau-Kleffner syndrome and its overlap with epilepsy and EEG abnormalities in childhood autism. She is actively engaged in clinical research focused on medical and surgical therapy for intractable epilepsy in childhood. She has also authored two book chapters on pediatric neurology topics.


Medical School
Weill Cornell Medical College (1988)
Yale-New Haven Hospital (1991), Pediatrics
Yale-New Haven Hospital (1992), Neurology
Washington University/St. Louis Childrens Hospital (1994), Pediatric Neurology
Washington University/St. Louis Childrens Hospital (1996), Neurophysiology

Research Interest

  • EEG in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
  • Pediatric sleep disorders


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Clinical Utility of Reinterpreting Previously Reported Genomic Epilepsy Test Results for Pediatric Patients.
SoRelle JA, Thodeson DM, Arnold S, Gotway G, Park JY JAMA Pediatr 2018 Nov e182302
Indications and methodology for video-electroencephalographic studies in the epilepsy monitoring unit.
Shih JJ, Fountain NB, Herman ST, Bagic A, Lado F, Arnold S, Zupanc ML, Riker E, Labiner DM Epilepsia 2017 Nov

Honors & Awards

  • Exceptional Women in Medicine Award
    Castle Connolly (2018)
  • Top Doctors Award
    Castle Connolly (2018)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2011-2013) (2016-2018)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Child Neurology Society