If you or your child experience a seizure and have never had one before, you may have questions such as:
- What caused the seizure?
- Will there be more?
- Do I (or does my child) have epilepsy?
- Is treatment necessary?
The First Seizure Clinic at Johns Hopkins can help you find answers, and can evaluate you or your child to determine:
- The type of seizure
- What caused it
- The risk of another seizure
- Appropriate diagnostic tests
- Treatment, if necessary
Who should come to the First Seizure Clinic?
Children: Infants Through Age 17
Call 410-955-9100 and choose option 3 if your child:
- Lives in Maryland
- Has experienced their first seizure in the last 30 days
- Has visited their primary care physician
- Has not yet seen a neurologist for the seizure
Adults Age 18 and Older
Call 410-955-6772 and choose option 2 if you:
- Live in Maryland
- Have experienced your first seizure in the last 14 days
- Have not yet seen a neurologist for the seizure
Other Ways to See a Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Specialist
If these criteria do not apply to you or your child but you still wish to consult with one of our epilepsy doctors, please see Patient Information for details on how to request an appointment.
- W. Stanley Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon
- Gregory Bergey, M.D., neurologist, Director of the Epilepsy Center
- Dana Boatman, Ph.D., neurologist, otolaryngologist
- Mackenzie Carpenter Cervenka, M.D., neurologist, Director of the Adult Epilepsy Diet Center and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
- Nathan Crone, M.D., neurologist, co-director of the Epilepsy Fellowship Program
- Christa Whelan Habela, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric neurologist
- Emily Johnson, M.D., neurologist
- Christophe Jouny, Ph.D., neurophysiologist
- Joon-Yi Kang, M.D., neurologist
- Peter Kaplan, M.B.B.S., neurologist
- Sarah Aminoff Kelley, M.D., pediatric neurologist
- Eric Heath Kossoff, M.D., pediatric neurologist, Medical Director, Ketogenic Diet Program
- Gregory Krauss, M.D., neurologist
- Ronald Lesser, M.D., neurologist and neurosurgeon, Director of the Epilepsy Fellowship Program
- Shih-Chun Lin, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon
- Eva Ritzl, M.D., neurologist, anesthesiologist and critical care specialist, Director of Continuous EEG Monitoring and Interoperative Monitoring Services
- Shenandoah Robinson, M.D., pediatric neurologist and neurosurgeon
- Carl E. Stafstrom, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist, pediatrician, Director of Pediatric Neurology and the Pediatric Epilepsy Center
- Sarah Doerrer, M.S., C.P.N.P., pediatric nurse pracititioner
- Rebecca Fisher, R.N., B.S.N., C.N.R.N., nurse clinician and research coordinator
- Allison Griffiths, R.N., A.S.N., nurse clinician and researcher
- Laura Norton, C.R.N.P., nurse practitioner
- Noelle Stewart, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.R.N.,epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) coordinator
A new diagnosis of seizures in a child brings up many questions for parents, families and caregivers. If Your Child Has Seizures: A Guide for the Parents, Families, and Caregivers of Newly Diagnosed Children with Epilepsy or a Seizure Disorder can help you get up to speed quickly on what to expect and how to get help and support.