Eric Kossoff, M.D.

Eric Heath Kossoff, M.D.

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  • Director, Child Neurology Residency Program
  • Professor of Neurology


Epilepsy, Ketogenic Diet, Neurology, Sturge-Weber disease more

Research Interests

Seizures and Epilepsy – particularly treatments other than medications such as diet, neurostimulation and surgery. Ketogenic diet; Atkins diet for children and adults; Infantile spasms; Hemispherectomy; Interaction of migraine headaches with epilepsy; Sturge-Weber syndrome. more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-4259
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II, Suite 115
Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Dr. Eric Kossoff focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood seizures and epilepsy, particularly treatments other than medications such as diet, neurostimulation, and surgery. He is one of the world experts on dietary treatment for epilepsy (ketogenic diet) and lectures around the world about this therapy. Specific interests include the ketogenic diet, the modified Atkins diet for children and adults, infantile spasms, benign rolandic epilepsy, the interaction of migraine headaches with epilepsy, and Sturge-Weber syndrome.

Dr. Eric Kossoff is also very involved in teaching and is the Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program. He is a professor of neurology and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a co-author of Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders and the 6th edition of Ketogenic Diets. 

Dr. Kossoff currently sees epilepsy patients in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 5th floor, located in Baltimore on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. He sees patients at Green Spring Station on Wednesday afternoons as well.  He is active with telemedicine.

Dr. Kossoff received his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine in New York. He went on to complete a residency in pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed a second residency in child neurology and a fellowship in pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. more


  • Director, Child Neurology Residency Program
  • Director, Pediatric Ketogenic Diet Center
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Pediatrics

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  • MD; University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1995)


  • Pediatrics; Childrens Hospital of the King's Daughters (1998)
  • Neurology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology/Special Child Neurology) (2002)

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor 2007 - 2019, Baltimore Magazine, 2007 - 2019
  • Honorary Professor, Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018 - 2020
  • Fellow, American Epilepsy Society, 2016 - 2016
  • John Freeman Award for Excellence and Compassion in Prescribing and Administering Ketogenic Therapies for Epilepsy and Other Neurologic Disorders, 2016 - 2016
  • Isaiah Stone Visiting Professor, Oklahoma University, 2015 - 2015
  • Melissa Warfield Outstanding Alumni Award, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2011 - 2011
  • AAN Child Neurology Program Directors Travel Scholarship, 2010 - 2010

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Learn more about dietary therapies for epilepsy.

Report from the 4th Biannual Ketogenic Dietary Therapies Symposium, Epilepsy Foundation (11/12/2014)

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