Sarah Kelley, M.D.

Sarah Aminoff Kelley, M.D.

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  • Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Associate Professor of Neurology


Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurology

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Electrical Status Epilepticus of Sleep; Pediatric Status Epilepticus; Music in Epilepsy more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9100
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-9441
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)


Dr. Sarah Kelley focuses on treating children with epilepsy with an emphasis on those who continue to have seizures after trying multiple medications.

Dr. Kelley is the director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit where she oversees the evaluation and management of children with difficult to control or difficult to diagnose epilepsy. She evaluates and manages patients who may be candidates for epilepsy surgery. Dr. Kelley has additional expertise in the treatment of children with electrical status epilepticus of sleep (ESES). Dr. Kelley is also very involved with teaching and education and in addition to attending in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is one of the Attending Physicians on the Pediatric Neurology Inpatient Service.

Dr. Kelley received her medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo Medical School in New York. She then went on to complete her pediatrics residency training followed by her Child Neurology training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She then completed her fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/pediatric epilepsy at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Kelley sees patients with seizures/epilepsy on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday and Thursday mornings in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Telemedicine visits with Dr. Kelley are available in some circumstances. more


  • Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Co-Director, Epilepsy Fellowship Program
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2006)


  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Neurology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011)


  • Neurology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Epilepsy) (2013)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology/Special Child Neurology) (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Lowenstein DB, Cervenka MC, Mitchell L, Stewart N, Kossoff EH, Kelley SA. Child Life Services in an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Clin Pediatr. 2018 Oct;57(11):1269-1274

Kelley SA, Knupp KG. Infantile Spasms – Have we made progress? Cur Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2018 Apr 19;18(5):27

Kelley SA, Kossoff EH. How Effective is the Ketogenic Diet for Electrical Status Epilepticus of Sleep? Epilepsy Res. 127 (2016) 339-343.

Kelley Sarah Aminoff. Anticonvulsant Treatment of Epilepsy and Refractory Status Epilepticus: Recent Clinical Trials. The Neurology Report. Winter 2013. Volume 5, Number 3: 14-18.

Kelley Sarah A, Hartman Adam L, Kossoff Eric H. Comorbidity of migraine in children presenting with epilepsy to a tertiary care center. Neurology. 2012 Jul 31; 79(5):468-73.

Activities & Honors


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Child Neurology Society

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Innovations in Care for Patients with Pediatric Epilepsy, NeuroLogic (Winter 2021)

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