Dr. Cynthia Guadalupe Keator
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Cynthia Keator, M.D., has dedicated her career to the field of pediatric epilepsy, in part because there is always something new to learn, and especially because great strides are constantly being made in the medical treatments available to kids who are diagnosed with this condition. These advances make profound differences in the lives of children and their families. On a daily basis, Dr. Keator witnesses children outgrow the condition, go into remission or find effective treatment.
"I wanted to go into medicine my whole life. And I also knew I wanted to help children. Most kids change their minds a million times but I didn't. I always knew I wanted to do this," says Dr. Keator. Today, she is proud to doctor at Cook Children's and an integral part of a neurology team that is making such huge difference in the lives of children.
Her study of pediatric epilepsy and dedication to those who have it extends well beyond one-on-one interaction with patients. Dr. Keator is active in the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas, a program that offers children statewide support and education, and even provides summer camps for children with epilepsy.
All children want to be physically active and that is a common ground she shares with patients. Having spent her residency in Colorado she has become an avid skier.
Dr. Keator holds another unique distinction: she competed in the Miss America Pageant, and while she could have played the piano for her talent portion of the competition, she chose instead to perform a ventriloquist act. She is married and is a mother of 1 (as well as mother to two dogs)
American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology,Cook Children's Physician Network
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
University of Colorado at Denver
American Board of Neurology
Special Qualifications: Child Neurology and Epilepsy
American Epilepsy Society Young Investigators Award (2012)
Mom Approved Top Doc (2015 and 2016)
Fort Worth Top Doctor (2016 and 2018)
360 West Top Doc (2020 and 2021)