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Steve Roach, MD

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Steve Roach, MD


University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, MD


Internship and Residency, Pediatrics, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Residency, Pediatric Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Steve Roach, MD, is a board-certified pediatric neurologist and the Chief of UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. He leads the development of pediatric neurology and serves as the Section Chief for UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s. He specializes in autism, epilepsy, and neuromuscular conditions as well as other neurological diseases. Additionally, Dr. Roach is a professor and serves as the Associate Chair for Clinical Integration and Operations for the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.

Dr. Roach earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. He completed both an internship and residency in pediatrics as well as a second residency in pediatric neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Prior to joining UT Health Austin, he was a professor of neurology and pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and served as Neurologist-in-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Roach has experience in a variety of clinical, academic, and research roles. He has led multiple neurology programs and held various academic appointments. He has authored or edited nine medical textbooks and more than 200 journal articles, many focusing on genetic neurological disorders or strokes in children and adults. Dr. Roach is the editor-in-chief of Pediatric Neurology, a top-rated, peer-reviewed medical journal, and a former president of the Child Neurology Society, a 1,800-member organization of North American pediatric neurologists. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other various foundations and corporations.

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


  • Autism
  • Brain tumors
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Spina bifida
  • Stroke

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors
  • Hower Award, Child Neurology Society
  • Manuel Gomez Award, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
  • Top Doctors
  • Castel Connolly Top Doctors, Child Neurology


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