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Sarah Kelley, M.D.

Sarah Aminoff Kelley, M.D.

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Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Languages: English, Hebrew

Expertise: Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

Research Interests: Epilepsy; Simulation based education research

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)


1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-955-9441

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-955-9100


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 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 and Thursday afternoons and Wednesday mornings in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. more


  • Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics



  • MD, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (2006)


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


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

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Kelley, Sarah Aminoff, Choi, Ji Soo, Krauss, Gregory. Lamotrigine. Atlas of Epilepsies. Panayiotopoulos, C.P. (Editor). Springer Reference. 2010. 1767-1774.

Kelley, SA, Kossoff, EH. Doose Syndrome (Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy) 40 years of progress. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2010. Nov;52(11) 988-93.

Kelley, Sarah A, Hartman, Adam L. Metabolic Treatments for Intractable Epilepsy. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 2011 Sep; 18(3): 179-85.

Kelley SA, Hartman AL, Kossoff EH. Epilepsy. Clinical Decision Support Program on Pediatrics. In Press.

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.

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.

Activities & Honors


  • American Academy of Neurology, 2008
  • American Epilepsy Society, 2011
  • Child Neurology Society, 2009

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