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Sara Pavitt, M.D.

Education

M.D., Neuroscience
Chicago Medical School

Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Child Neurology
Stanford Health Care

Fellowship, Pediatric Headache
University of California, San Francisco

About

Sara Pavitt, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric neurologist, a board-certified headache specialist and chief of the Headache Program within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s.

Pavitt received her medical degree at the Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Arts and Science in integrated physiology, Bachelor of Arts and Science in psychology, and certificate of euroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. She completed her pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, her child neurology residency — as chief resident — at Stanford Health Care and her pediatric headache fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Pavitt is a boarded diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special qualifications in child neurology. Pavitt is a member of the American Headache Society as well as the American Academy of Neurology. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and the Christine Wijman Humanism in Medicine Award. Her other acolades includes recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s Enhanced Resident Leadership Program, Consulting Fellow Teacher of the Year, Honors Certificate in Medical Education and Top QI Project in the Stanford Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium as well as the Association of Pediatric Program Directors National Meeting.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Headache Society
    Member
  • American Academy of Neurology
    Member
Awards & Honors
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism & Excellence in Teaching Award
    Stanford Health Care, 2020
  • Christine Wijman Humanism in Medicine Award
    Stanford Health Care, 2020
  • American Academy of Neurology’s Enhanced Resident Leadership Program
    AAN, 2020
  • Consulting Fellow Teacher of the Year
    Stanford Health Care, 2019
  • Honors Certificate in Medical Education
    Stanford Health Care, 2019