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Robert Buchanan MD

  • A Leading Neurosurgeon and Psychiatrist in Austin
  • surgery assistant professor
  • texas a&m college of medicine


    Board-certified in neurological surgery and in psychiatry and neurology, Robert Buchanan, MD, practices medicine with the Seton Brain & Spine Institute in Austin, Texas. Neurosurgeon Robert Buchanan, MD, has an accomplished history that includes intensive training in treating brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders. His medical expertise spans numerous types of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and Tourette syndrome. Prior to joining the team at Seton Brain & Spine Institute in Austin, Texas, Dr. Buchanan completed internships and fellowships at leading academic centers throughout the United States. He completed a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at Yale School of Medicine and completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. At the latter university, Dr. Buchanan served as a chief resident with the departments of psychiatry and surgery/neurosurgery. In his current role, Robert Buchanan, MD, belongs to the Seton Family of Hospitals’ committees for ethics and institutional review. He also serves on the editorial committees for Epilepsy & Behavior and the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

    Professional experience

    surgery assistant professor

    texas a&m college of medicine

    April 2003 - Present

    psychiatrist, associate professor

    university of texas southwestern medical school

    January 1998 - June 2002(4 years)

    associate professor

    university of texas, Austin, psychology

    January 1996 - May 2000(4 years)


    M.D. with Distinction in Research, Honors

    University of St. Louis School of Medicine

    May 2001 - August 2004(3 years)