Charuta Joshi
Chair of the Mentoring Committee

Charuta Joshi, M.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology and the Roy D. and Ragen S. Elterman Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Epilepsy at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in developmental and epileptic encephalopathies and surgical and nonsurgical therapy for medically intractable epilepsy in children.

Dr. Joshi earned her medical degree at Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed a residency in pediatric neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and gained advanced training through a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Michigan.

Certified in child neurology and epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Joshi joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022. Previously, she served as Director of Regional Neurology Services and Director of Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she was also the epilepsy team lead.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Joshi is the Program Director of the Advanced EEG and Epilepsy Research Fellowship. An investigator on several clinical trials, her clinical research focuses on surgical and nonsurgical therapies for medically intractable epilepsy in children. She is also interested in global health and developmental and epileptic encephalopathies.

Dr. Joshi has delivered scores of presentations and published a broad range of scholarly articles, abstracts, and book chapters. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous scholarly journals and is a contributing editor for Epilepsy Currents.

An elected member of the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium Steering Committee, she serves on the International Affairs Committee of the Child Neurology Society and is a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Epilepsy Society and the International Child Neurology Association.

In 2021, Dr. Joshi received the Exceptional Women in Medicine Award from Castle Connolly.