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Mackenzie Cervenka, M.D.

Mackenzie Carpenter Cervenka, M.D.
Director, Adult Epilepsy Diet Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Female  | Languages: English, Spanish

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

Departments

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-0423

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-0423

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5624

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 443-287-0423

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Halstead
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Expertise

Epilepsy, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Ketogenic diet, Neurology

Research Interests

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

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.

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