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Shaun O. Smart, MD

Dr. Shaun O. Smart

Assistant Professor
Director, Neurohospitalist Fellowship Program
Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

Dr. Shaun Smart has worked in Miami, Florida at Baptist Hospital as the Assistant Medical Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and at Palmetto General Hospital as the Medical Director of the Epilepsy division. Dr. Smart is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth where he is neurohospitalist and works closely with the Epilepsy division to expand their continuous EEG program. He is also Co-director of the Neurohospitalist Fellowship Program.

Dr. Smart attended the University of Miami where he received undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Philosophy while being part of the University of Miami Honors College. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in Neurology at the University of South Florida. Subsequently, he attended Duke University where he completed a 2 year fellowship in Neurophysiology and Epilepsy.


Medical Degree
University of Michigan Medical School – Ann Arbor, MI

University of South Florida – Tampa, FL

Neurophysiology and Epilepsy, Duke University – Durham, NC

Clinical Interests

Neuro- Hospitalist medicine, Epilepsy, Convulsive and Non-convulsive Status epilepticus

Collaboration with Referring Physicians

Physicians at UTHealth Houston Neurosciences engage referring physicians in the care of their patients, keeping them informed about patient progress throughout the evaluation and treatment process. After a patient’s treatment, referring physicians receive a summary and a plan for follow-up. Our physicians encourage continued communication about each patient.

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