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.