Catherine Kamau, DNP

Catherine Kamau, APRN, DNP-BC, is an Epilepsy Specialist and Director of Epilepsy Services at North Texas Institute of Neurology & Headache.

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

Dr. Kamau has been involved with epilepsy management on multiple levels, from diagnosis to brain surgery candidacy evaluation and outpatient management of people with intractable epilepsy. She is especially passionate about Epilepsy Wellness which is the idea of enabling patients to live full, productive lives despite the diagnosis. She guides epilepsy patients through complex issues such as pregnancy and childbearing with epilepsy, memory problems of epilepsy, mood disorders with epilepsy and overall disease management issues such how other diseases and medications affect one’s epilepsy medications.

Dr. Kamau is also an advocate for advancing community awareness of epilepsy through the Epilepsy Foundation. She volunteers as a speaker for the Epilepsy Foundation Programs and administers some of their self-management programs in her spare time. Fluent in Swahili, Dr. Kamau also participates in raising awareness, teaching, and improving treatments for epilepsy in Nairobi, Kenya through a non-profit ministry.

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.

EDUCATION
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

CERTIFICATIONS
Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Education Fellowship for Advance Practice Providers
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Board of Nurse Examiners Texas; Advance Practice

LANGUAGE(S) SPOKEN
English
Swahili