Brian Ku, MD

General Neurology, Sleep Neurologist

Brian Ku, MD

Dr. Brian Ku is a Texas native who hopes to provide cutting-edge care to his patients by incorporating the latest advancements in science and technology into his practice.

Dr. Ku completed his education in his home state of Texas. Originally from the Austin area, he graduated at the top of his class with a degree in Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin. He attended medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas, where he also completed his neurology residency and sleep medicine fellowship. 

During his schooling, he worked on research projects to investigate and improve how technology can improve sleep and neurologic care. His research includes working with major companies to design product prototypes and improve bedding systems. He has presented findings on his research projects on the institutional, national, and international levels. He hopes to continue pushing the frontiers of neurologic and sleep medicine. 

During his free time, Dr. Ku enjoys spending time with family, travelling, exercising, and watching football and Formula 1 racing.  

Education

  • Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency in Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Medical School at UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with Highest Honors at University of Texas at Austin

Certification

  • Board Certified in Neurology
  • Board Certified in Sleep Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

  • Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
  • Medical City Dallas Hospital

Language(s) Spoken

  • English

Published Works & Conference Presentations

  • J. Lee, B. Ku, P.D. Combs, et al. Quantitative Anthropometric Measures of Facial Appearance of Healthy Hispanic/Latino White Children: Establishing Reference Data for Care of Cleft Lip With or Without Cleft Palate. 3D Research. 2017; 8 (19): 1-10.
  • B. Ku, J. Ross, S. Sanchez-Reilly. Twitter As a Caregiver Resource. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2014; 47 (2): 428-429.
  • B. Ku, J. Ross, S. Sanchez-Reilly. “Twitter as a Caregiver Resource,” American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, San Diego, California (2014).
  • B. Ku, C. Calhoun, C.J. LeSaux. “An altered fibrotic and macrophage response in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,” 3rd Munich Lung Conference, Munich, Germany (2013).
  • Ku, A. Patel. “Re-evaluating Non-invasive Ventilation Guidelines for Myotonic Dystrophy,” UT Southwestern Neurology Research Day, Dallas, Texas (2020).

Awards

  • Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship (2008) – Funded by the Educational Testing Service.
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Scholarship (2009) – Funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship (2011) – Awarded by the University of Texas at Austin
  • UTSW Deans Comp Scholarship (2012) – Awarded by UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Texas Public Education Grant (2012) – Awarded through UT Southwestern Medical Center Medical
  • Student Training in Aging Research Program Scholarship (2013) – Awarded by the American Federation for Aging Research and the National Institute on Aging
  • Munich Lung Conference International Travel Award (2013) – Awarded by the Munich Lung Conference