Steven N. Roper, MD

Special Interests

  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Surgery for Pituitary Tumors
  • Epilepsy Research


Steven Roper , MD  Professor

Steven N. Roper, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in 1981, summa cum laude. He then attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch until 1985. He performed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he also obtained special training in epilepsy surgery. He has received numerous honors, including National Merit Scholar, and Alpha Omega Alpha. He joined the faculty of the UF department of neurosurgery in 1992. He currently serves as the surgical director of the University of Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and has performed over 1,700 surgeries for the treatment of epilepsy. He is also the surgical director of the University of Florida Neuroendocrine Program and has performed over 1,200 surgeries for pituitary tumors using minimally invasive approaches.

Dr. Roper has received numerous grants, including funding from the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the National Institutes of Health, and the McKnight Foundation. These funds support ongoing research in his laboratory, where he and his colleagues are investigating the neurophysiological basis of epilepsy.