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Catherine Kamau

North Texas Institute of Neurology and Headache


Dr. Catherine Kamau has worked with and cared for people with epilepsy on multiple levels for over 20 years now. Initially, she was a Registered Nurse at Medical City Dallas in Neurology ICU and later became an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in Epilepsy in 2006. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree in 2019 to further advance her passion for epilepsy education.

She is especially passionate about Epilepsy Wellness which is the idea of enabling patients to live well and have fully productive lives despite the diagnosis. She guides patients with epilepsy through complex issues such as pregnancy and childbearing with epilepsy, memory problems of epilepsy, mood disorders associated with epilepsy, and overall disease management issues such as how other diseases and medications affect one’s epilepsy medications.

Fluent in Swahili, Dr. Kamau also participates in raising awareness, teaching, and improving treatments for epilepsy in Nairobi, Kenya through a non-profit ministry. She volunteers as a speaker on Epilepsy Programs and administers some self-management programs such as HOBSCOTCH and UPLIFT in her spare time.

Dr Kamau’s favorite title is “mom”. She and her husband have two children, who are her most treasured gifts. She enjoys travel and adventure with her family.


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Texas Woman’s University, Denton Texas-2019

Master of Science, Nursing at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas- 2006

Bachelor of Science, Nursing at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas-2003

Associate Degree Nursing at Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas-2000


Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Education Fellowship for Advance Practice Providers

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Board of Nurse Examiners Texas; Advance Practice