Epilepsy Center

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Montefiore Medical Center was founded in 1983 and is internationally-recognized for havingone of the nationís best interdisciplinary epilepsy teams.Our expert team seamlessly treats patients at all stages of life and includes both adult and pediatric neurosurgeons, epileptologists, as well as neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, neuropathologists, physician assistants, neuroscience nurses, EEG technologists, and social workers.We offer state-of-the-art technology for intensive epilepsy monitoring, extensive neuropsychological and neurosurgical services for epilepsy treatment.

The Epilepsy Center at Montefiore has a prestigious designation as Level IV epilepsy center by the National Assembly of Epilepsy Centers, which signifies that we have high volume, excellent outcomes, and provide the most advanced treatments for epilepsy.

Members of our team are renowned national and international leaders. For example, Dr. Emad Eskandar is president of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN), Dr. Shlomo Shinnar is president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), and Dr. Solomon Moshe is president of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). The group is highly involved in research with numerous grants and hundreds of publications.

Our Team

Team Leader: Emad N. Eskandar, MD, MBA

Neurosurgery: Emad Eskandar, Pat LaSala, Rick Abbott

Neurology: Shlomo Shinnar, Solomon Moshe, Sheryl Haut, Alex Boro, Aristea Galanopoulou

Conditions Treated

Our team treats conditions that include:

  • Brain tumors
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Dysplasias
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemangiomas
  • Mesial temporal sclerosis
  • Seizures
  • Tuberous sclerosis

Treatments Provided

We provide treatments that include:

  • Corpus callosotomy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Foramen ovale electrodes grids and strips
  • Hemispherectomy and functional hemispherectomy
  • Laser ablation
  • Neuropace
  • Responsive neurostimulation
  • Robotic surgery
  • SEEG
  • Section of corpus callous
  • Selective amygdalohippocampectomy
  • Selective resection
  • Stereotactic encephalography
  • Temporal lobectomy
  • Vagal nerve stimulation