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The Epilepsy Center

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As early as 1908, Johns Hopkins physicians have been leading the way in assessment and treatment of patients with epilepsy. The diverse team of neurologists and neurosurgeons at the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center specialize in providing a comprehensive care program for our patients.

With a Level 4 Center accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center provides cutting-edge research, technology, surgical expertise, and patient care for those suffering from epilepsy or seizures. 

First Seizure ClinicLearn more about our First Seizure Clinic.

Expert and individually tailored treatment plans are provided for all patients—even those with the most difficult to control seizures. These plans are designed to enable each patient to live full and productive lives.

We provide a comprehensive approach to the patient in collaboration with a wide variety of other specialties –including neuropsychology and neuroradiology.

Our team includes both pediatric and adult specialists so that as our patients grow, their specific needs can continue to be addressed.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Information for Patients

Mackenzie Cervenka, M.D. and Sarah Kelley, M.D., co-directors of the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, share details about the unit and its purpose, why patients are referred, and what happens after discharge.

Learn more about the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

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Ketogenic Diet Shown Safe and Effective Option for Some with Rare and Severest Form of Epilepsy

In a small phase I and II clinical trial, Johns Hopkins researchers and colleagues elsewhere found that the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet was a safe and effective treatment option for the majority of adults experiencing a relatively rare, often fatal and always severe form of epilepsy marked by prolonged seizures that require medically induced comas to prevent them from further damaging the body and the brain..

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For more information about epilepsy or to meet with our doctors, request an appointment at the Epilepsy Center.

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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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