Steven Roper, M.D.

Steven N Roper, M.D.

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Steven N. Roper, MD, is a professor in the department of neurosurgery and an adjunct professor of neuroscience at the UF College of Medicine.

Dr. Roper graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in biology from Texas A&M University. He then attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch until 1985 and performed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has received numerous academic honors, including National Merit Scholar and Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Roper joined the faculty of the UF department of neurosurgery in 1992. He serves as the surgical director of the UF Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and has performed over 1,500 surgeries for the treatment of epilepsy. He is also the surgical director of the University of Florida Neuroendocrine Program and frequently performs 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. He has been a member of the board of directors for the American Epilepsy Society since 2009.

Dr. Roper is on the editorial board for the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. He is the author of more than 70 articles and 25 chapters related to various topics on neuroscience. Dr. Roper has also been invited to speak on neuroscience and epilepsy all over the world.


Residency - Surgery
UCLA Medical Center

Internship - Surgery
UCLA Medical Center

Medical Degree
University of Texas

Residency - Neurological Surgery
UCLA Medical Center

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • Honors Program Academic Achievement Award, Texas A and M University
  • University Undergraduate Fellows Program, Texas A and M University
  • B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Texas A and M University
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Elliot Randall Medallion (outstanding score on National Medical Boards, pt. I), University of Texas Medical Branch