Nirav Barot, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor
  • Medical Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

Dr. Barot’s clinical and research interests focus on the Drug Resistant Epilepsy (DRE) and its management with neuromodulation, novel therapies and surgical interventions. The goal of his research is to identify the epileptogenic zone among patients with DRE which, if removed surgically or electrically modulated (with neuromodulation devices such as RNS/DBS), renders complete seizure freedom or significant seizure burden reduction. 

Education & Training

  • Fellow, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Epilepsy
  • Fellow, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Neurophysiology
  • Resident, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Neurology
  • Intern, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Medicine
  • MPH, University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, Public Health
  • Intern, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India, General
  • MD, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, India

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Educational Interests  

  • Research: Drug Resistant Epilepsy; Epilepsy Surgeries; Intracranial EEG evaluation; Neuromodulation for epilepsy (RNS, DBS, VNS)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Epilepsy
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: General Adult Neurology

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

Honors & Awards

  • Neurology Residents Scholar Program
  • Resident of the year award
  • University of Texas School of Public Health- Academic Scholarship

Selected Publications

Barot N, Nei M. Autonomic aspects of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Clin Auton Res. 2019 Apr;29(2):151-160. doi: 10.1007/s10286-018-0576-1. Epub 2018 Nov 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 30456432.

Chen H, Modur PN, Barot N, Van Ness PC, Agostini MA, Ding K, Gupta P, Hays R, Mickey B. Predictors of Postoperative Seizure Recurrence: A Longitudinal Study of Temporal and Extratemporal Resections. Epilepsy Res Treat. 2016; 2016:7982494. doi: 10.1155/2016/7982494. Epub 2016 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 27069682; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4812270.

Alderazi YJ, Barot NV, Peng H, Vahidy FS, Navalkele DD, Sangha N, Misra V, Savitz SI. Clotting factors to treat thrombolysis-related symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage in acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 Mar;23(3):e207-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2013.10.009. Epub 2013 Dec 8. PubMed PMID: 24321775; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3959230.

Barot, N., Chen, H., Modur, P., Van Ness, P., Agostini, M., Hays, R., ... & Ding, K. (2015). Seizure Outcome after Epilepsy Surgery in Patients with Intractable Non-lesional Epilepsy.(P6. 278).

Uppal, G., Barot, N., & Van Ness, P. (2015). “Speechless” After a Seizure: A Rare Case of Postictal Aphemia (P3. 189).