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Sara Pavitt, MD

Phone: 1-512-628-1855


Chicago Medical School, MD

University of Colorado Boulder, Dual BA, Integrated Physiology & Psychology


Residency, Child Neurology, Stanford University

Fellowship, Pediatric Headache, The University of California, San Francisco

Clinical Biography

Sara Pavitt, MD, is a board-certified pediatric neurologist and the Chief of the Pediatric Headache Center for UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She specializes in pediatric headache. Additionally, Dr. Pavitt is an assistant professor in the Dell Medial School Department of Neurology.

Dr. Pavitt earned her medical degree from Chicago Medical School and her dual bachelor’s in physiology and psychology as well as a certificate in neuroscience from the University of Colorado. She completed a residency in child neurology at Stanford University and a fellowship in pediatric headache at The University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Pavitt’s clinical interests include headache medicine. Disability from primary headache disorders are often underrecognized in children and adolescents. She believes in the importance of providing patients with an appropriate diagnosis and developing individualized, holistic treatment plans that include both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies that can become lifelong resources for the patient. Her clinical research is focused on evaluating clinical outcomes of current migraine treatments within the pediatric population and developing new treatment options for primary headache disorders. Beyond her clinical interests, she also has a passion for medical education and quality improvement.

Dr. Pavitt is a pediatric neurologist with UT Health Austin.


  • Pediatric headache

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Consulting Fellow Teacher of the Year, Stanford University
  • Christine Wijman Humanism in Medicine Award, Stanford Humanism Award
  • Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award, Chicago Medical School
  • Dr. Martin Gecht Memorial Award, Chicago Medical School
  • Enhanced Resident Leadership Program, American Academy of Neurology
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Hugh O’Brodovich Excellence in Scholarship Award, Stanford University
  • Paul C. Young Research Award, American Pediatric Association


  • UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s - Neurology Clinic
    Dell Children's Specialty Pavilion
    4910 Mueller Blvd., Suite 300
    Austin, TX 78723
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