Sarah E. Weatherspoon, MD
Pediatric Epileptologist, UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children's
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, MD
Baylor University, BS, Neuroscience
Residency, Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Sarah E. Weatherspoon, MD, is a board-certified pediatric epileptologist in the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center within 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 treating intractable epilepsy using ketogenic diet, medications, epilepsy surgery, and vagus nerve stimulation. Additionally, Dr. Weatherspoon is an associate professor in the Dell Medial School Department of Neurology.
Dr. Weatherspoon earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her bachelor’s in neuroscience from Baylor University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She completed both a residency in child neurology and fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Weatherspoon previously served families at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, where she established the Infantile Epilepsy Center, the first dedicated infantile spasms center in the southern United States committed to improving treatment and access to care for patients with infantile spasms using a multidisciplinary model. She was subsequently named a “Memphis Health Care Hero.” Her clinical and research interests include infantile spasms, tuberous sclerosis complex, and epilepsy surgery. She is passionate about providing high-level care to children with epilepsy, and her primary goal is to partner with patients and their families by promoting timely, accurate, and cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment for children with seizures.
Dr. Weatherspoon is a pediatric epileptologist with UT Health Austin.
- Child neurology
- Clinical neurophysiology
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy
Awards & Honors
- Memphis Healthcare Hero