Deborah Briggs, MD

Assistant Professor

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Board certified Dr. Briggs, epileptologist, is a board-certified, epilepsy fellowship-trained neurologist with a hospital-based practice and private clinic. She did her neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology with the University of Texas Southwestern and the University of Texas Medical Branch. She evaluates and treats all types of seizures and epilepsy.

Dr. Briggs' research interests include outcomes in status epilepticus and intensive care neuroelectrophysiology monitoring. She focuses her practice on Vagal Nerve Stimulator monitoring (VNS), treating seizures and epilepsy, providing epilepsy surgery evaluations, and EEGs. Dr. Briggs is thorough in her evaluations and assessments and takes special care to communicate openly and thoughtfully with patients and their families, working together to care for the patient.

Dr. Briggs is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the American Academy of Neurology and both the Travis County and Texas Medical Associations. She has been with Seton Brain & Spine since 2008.

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Research Output 2001 2017

9 Citations (Scopus)

Context-dependent spatially periodic activity in the human entorhinal cortex

Nadasdy, Z., Nguyen, T. P., Török, Á., Shen, J. Y., Briggs, D., Modur, P. & Buchanan, R., Apr 25 2017, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 17, p. E3516-E3525

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Entorhinal Cortex
Human Activities
9 Citations (Scopus)

Reduction of secondarily generalized tonic-clonic (SGTC) seizures with pregabalin

Briggs, D., Lee, C. M., Spiegel, K. & French, J. A., Jan 1 2008, In : Epilepsy Research. 82, 1, p. 86-92 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maximum Tolerated Dose
75 Citations (Scopus)

Levetiracetam safety profiles and tolerability in epilepsy patients

Briggs, D. & French, J. A., Sep 1 2004, In : Expert Opinion on Drug Safety. 3, 5, p. 415-424 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Social Adjustment
1 Citation (Scopus)

What makes epilepsy drug refractory?

Briggs, D. & French, J. A., Jan 1 2003, In : Expert review of neurotherapeutics. 3, 1, p. 127-131 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Vagus Nerve
Pharmaceutical Preparations
65 Citations (Scopus)

Should mild or moderate stroke patients be admitted to an intensive care unit?

Briggs, D., Felberg, R. A., Malkoff, M. D., Bratina, P. & Grotta, J. C., Jan 1 2001, In : Stroke. 32, 4, p. 871-876 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intensive Care Units
Patients' Rooms
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Costs and Cost Analysis