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Steve Roach, M.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis, TN


Residency, Pediatric Neurology
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Residency and Internship, Pediatrics
Wake Forest School of Medicine


Steve Roach is professor of neurology and associate chair for clinical integration and operations in the Department of Neurology. He promotes the development of adult and child neurology programs at UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences and also serves as the chief of the developing pediatric neuroscience program at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. He will facilitate treatment efforts in epilepsy, stroke, autism, neuromuscular conditions, and other neurological disorders.

Roach served as professor of neurology and pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and as neurologist-in-chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Recent U.S. News and World Report surveys ranked Nationwide Children’s Neurology and Neurosurgery Program among the top 10 in the country.

Roach has experience in a variety of clinical, academic and research roles. Before moving to Ohio, he held various academic and administrative appointments, including positions at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

He has authored or edited nine medical text books and more than 200 journal articles, many focusing on genetic neurological disorders or stroke in children and adults. He is also editor-in-chief of Pediatric Neurology, a highly-rated, peer-reviewed medical journal and is a former president of the Child Neurology Society, the 1,800-member organization that represents North American child neurologists.

Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and by the American Board of Pediatrics, Roach received his undergraduate degree from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. and his medical degree from University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis. He completed pediatric and pediatric neurology residency programs at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and various foundations and corporations. Roach has received numerous honors and awards including inclusion on the 2017-2018 list of Best Doctors in America, the 2015 Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society, and the 2002 Manuel Gomez Award by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance in Bethesda, Maryland.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
    Fellow, Prior Chair of the AAN Child Neurology Section
  • Child Neurology Society
    Former Society President
  • American Neurological Association
  • American Heart Association
    Fellow, Stroke Council
Awards & Honors
  • Hower Award
    Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Bethesda, Maryland, 2015
  • Child Neurology Society Manuel R. Gomez Award
  • Healthcare Achievement Awards
    Columbus CEO Magazine
  • Executive of the Year Finalist
  • Top Doctors of America