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Mackenzie Cervenka, MD

Mackenzie Carpenter Cervenka, MD
Director, Adult Epilepsy Diet Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Female
Appointment Phone

410-955-9441

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Director, Adult Epilepsy Diet Center
  • Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Centers & Institutes

  • Epilepsy Center

Expertise

Epilepsy, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Ketogenic diet, Neurology

Research Interests

Efficacy of the modified Atkins diet in the treatment of adults with epilepsy; Language mapping in the brain in preparation for epilepsy surgery

Biography

Dr. Mackenzie Cervenka focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with seizures and epilepsy, including surgical treatment and dietary therapies. She is an attending physician in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Her specific interests include evaluations for seizure surgery, continuous electroencephalography in the intensive care unit, epilepsy in women (including considerations during pregnancy), and dietary therapies for adults with epilepsy.

Dr. Cervenka's research focuses on language mapping in the brain in preparation for epilepsy surgery. She also studies the efficacy of the modified Atkins diet in the treatment of adults with epilepsy.

Dr. Cervenka completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She then completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Cervenka completed a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Cervenka currently sees patients in The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. She also sees patients in The Johns Hopkins Adult Epilepsy Diet Center on Friday mornings once a month.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville VA ) (2004)

    Residencies

    • University of Maryland Medical Center / Neurology (Baltimore MD ) (2008)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (Baltimore MD ) (2010)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2008)
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  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    A Dietary Solution to Extreme Epilepsy, Doorways to Discovery (November 2014)

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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 443-287-0423
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 443-287-0423
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 443-287-0423
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-5624
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    Department/Division

    • Neurology - Epilepsy

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