Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Montefiore Medical Center was founded in 1983 and is internationally recognized for having one of the nation’s best interdisciplinary epilepsy teams. Our expert team seamlessly treats patients at all stages of life and includes both adult and pediatric epileptologists, as well as neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, 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.
Research and Clinical Trials
Research scientists at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, a partnership between Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, conduct a broad range of investigations which advance our understanding of epilepsy and other neurological disorders. Whether it is basic science or clinical trials, the researchers at our center are busy collecting data and collaborating with other scientists from all around the world to bring our patients cutting-edge, state-of-the-art care and treatment options. From bench to bedside, our investigative spectrum includes research that aims to better understand the role that genetics play in epilepsy, examines the pathophysiology of seizures and evaluates new treatments for patients with seizures.
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For more information about ongoing epilepsy clinical trials please contact our clinical trials and research coordinator, Jeanne Gutierrez at 718-920-2898.
Our program employs a multidisciplinary collaboration of talented surgeons, physicians, nurses and other specialists to help understand and successfully treat nervous system illness and conditions afflicting children.
Our team includes these highly skilled physicians and nurses:
Pediatric Epilepsy Team Leader
Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of the Isabelle Rapin Child Neurology Division and Director of Clinical Neurophysiology at Montefiore Einstein; Charles Frost Chair in Neurosurgery and Neurology; Vice Chair, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology; and Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Pediatric Epilepsy Team
Koshi A. Cherian, MD; Susan E. Duberstein Coad, MD;
Karen R. Gil, MD; Elissa G. Yozawitz, MD
Adult Epilepsy Team Leader
Director of the Adult Epilepsy Program, Montefiore Medical Center and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adult Epilepsy Team
Alexis D. Boro, MD; Victor Ferastraoaru, MD;
Aristea S. Galanopoulou, MD; Christine Hung, MD;
Alan D. Legatt, MD, PhD
Make An Appointment
Adult Epilepsy - 718-920-4898
Child Epilepsy - 718-920-4378
Neuropsychological Services - 718-944-1832
Diagnostic Testing (EEG) - 718-920-4311
Diagnostic Testing (MRI) - 866-662-9729
Neurosurgery - 718-920-7400
Before Your Visit
Gather information - On the day of your appointment, bring the following with you:
- Referral/Authorization (if necessary) from your primary care physician's office.
- Medical Records: MRI, CT, X-RAYS, EEG, other study reports and copies of medical records.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment for registration and check-in. If you cannot keep your appointment, please contact our office within 24 hours prior to the scheduled date. If you have any questions, please feel free to call. We look forward to seeing you in our office.
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