Child Neurology Consultants of Austin

Child Neurologist

Dilip J. Karnik, MD

Board-Certified Child Neurologist


Dr. Dilip Karnik received his medical training from Grant Medical College of the University of Bombay, India. He then completed his pediatric residency in the US at Rutgers Medical School, New Jersey, followed by a fellowship at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and King County Hospital in Brooklyn, where he served as chief resident in his last year.

Dr. Karnik has held a variety of positions both professionally and academically. He was the first physicians to practice pediatric neurology in Austin nearly 40 years ago.

He served as a director of pediatric neurology at the Starbright Rehabilitation Center, founded neuro-rehab services to children with neurological disorders in Austin at Texas Neurorehabilitation Center and at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center. He initiated many programs in central Texas including VNS for epilepsy, rhizotomy,  baclofen pump therapy and Botox for spasticity.  He also held a  position as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin and medical director of UTAP, the University of Texas Autism Program, dedicated to researching treatment options for those on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Karnik most recently acted as director of pediatric neurology for Pediatric Specialty Services at Dell Children’s Medical Center, a post he held since 2007. Prior to that, he spent many years as the director of pediatric neurology for ‘Specially for Children at Brackenridge Hospital.

Dr. Karnik is also the founder and chair of the Karnik Institute here in Austin and a nutraceutical company.

He authored many books including Rays of Wisdom, Karnik Dysgraphia Program and Make Your Child Visually Smart.

Special Interests:

Board Certifications:
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • American Board of Pediatrics


  • Medical Education: Grant Medical College of the University of Bombay, 1971
  • Residency: Rutgers University / New Jersey Medical School, 1979
  • Fellowship: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and King County Hospital, Brooklyn, 1982

To make an appointment with Dr. Karnik at our Central Austin clinic, please call (512) 494-4000 or book an appointment online.