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Eric Heath Kossoff, M.D.

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Director, Child Neurology Residency Program

Professor of Neurology


Expertise: Epilepsy, Ketogenic diet, Neurology, Sturge-Weber disease

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
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. Specific interests include the ketogenic diet, the modified Atkins diet for children and adults, infantile spasms, hemispherectomy, 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 coauthor of Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders and the 5th edition of Ketogenic Diets. 

Dr. Eric Kossoff currently sees epilepsy patients in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 5th floor, located in Baltimore on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. He sees patients at Green Spring Station on Wednesday afternoons as well.

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
  • Medical Director, Ketogenic Diet Program
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Pediatrics



  • MD, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (1995)


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

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor 2017, Baltimore Magazine, 2017 - 2017

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

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

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