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Steve Roach, MD

Strictly Pediatrics Susbspecialty Center
1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Ste. 200-G
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 1-512-628-1855
Fax: 1-512-380-7544


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

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Steve Roach, MD, is a board-certified pediatric neurologist in the Comprehensive Pediatric Headache Program within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s. 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 as 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 stroke in children and adults. He is also the editor-in-chief of Pediatric Neurology, a top-rated, peer-reviewed medical journal, and a former president of the Child Neurology Society, which is an 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.


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

Board Certification

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

Awards & Honors

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