Robert Buchanan MD

Applying His Medical Expertise to Int'l Causes

About Robert Buchanan MD

Robert Buchanan, MD, of Austin, Texas, balances his medical career with charity work. A neurosurgeon at the Seton Brain & Spine Institute, he diagnoses and treats a variety of medical disorders affecting the brain, spine, and nerves. Robert Buchanan, MD, has subspecialty surgical expertise in epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions. He also maintains certification with the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He earned his MD at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors and distinction in research.


Outside of his clinical work at Seton Brain & Spine Institute, Dr. Robert Buchanan teaches at The University of Texas in Austin and at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. At UT, he maintains an image-guided trans-cranial laboratory where he studies brain functionality. He also researches psychiatric disease, movement disorders, and epilepsy at this lab.

In 2013, Robert Buchanan, MD, received an appointment from Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Academy of Life. More recently, the Pontifical Academy and the Vatican asked for his oversight on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, an initiative led by academic leaders at top medical schools worldwide.

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