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Charles A. Szabo, M.D.

Charles Szabo

Charles A. Szabo, M.D.

Adjunct Professor


Charles Ákos Szabó, M.D., F.A.E.S. & F.A.A.N., is Professor of Neurology and serves as the Chief of Epilepsy at UT Health San Antonio. He is also Co-Director of the South Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Dr. Szabó is a graduate of the University of Vienna Medical School (Vienna, Austria), and completed his Neurology Residency and Epilepsy Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, Ohio). Since his arrival at UT Health San Antonio in 1996, he led the growth of a successful epilepsy surgery program, and was involved in the early development of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship.

His own research interests range from clinical epilepsy/epilepsy surgery to the characterization of baboon model for genetic generalized epilepsy, which he has led at the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC). One important area of overlap between his clinical and translational research interests is Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. In addition to the researchers at the SNPRC, he enjoys active collaborations with researchers at UTRGV, UTSA, NYU and the newly founded UT Epilepsy Research Consortium.

Dr. Szabo has been a research mentor to several residents and fellows, who have published case reports, chapters and manuscripts. He had also mentored graduate students from UT San Antonio and local high school students.