Roxanne Simmons

MD

Pediatric neurologist and epilepsy specialist
Horseback rider, scuba diver, skier and helmet advocate

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Roxanne Simmons is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in caring for children with epilepsy and other neurological conditions. She also manages the epilepsy monitoring unit (which provides evaluations over multiple days to help doctors better understand a patient's seizures) and evaluates patients for epilepsy surgery. She has special interests in epilepsy surgery, neuromodulation (therapeutic devices that stimulate the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves) and caring for diverse populations.

Simmons' research interests include early-onset epilepsy, novel treatments for medication-resistant epilepsy, and neurogenetic disorders (conditions caused by genetic defects that affect the brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular system).

After earning a bachelor's degree in neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin, Simmons earned her medical degree at the UT Health Science Center at Houston. She completed residencies in pediatrics and pediatric neurology at UCSF, where she also completed a fellowship in pediatric epilepsy.

Simmons is passionate about medical education and curriculum development for neurology students. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society and Newborn Brain Society.

  • Education

    UT Health Science Center at Houston, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2017

    UCSF, Pediatric Neurology, 2020

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Epilepsy, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I strive to be a lifelong learner who provides exceptional and compassionate care to patients and their families.

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