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Pediatric Epilepsy Program

The Pediatric Epilepsy Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children serves patients with seizures and related disorders.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-726-6540

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Overview

The Epilepsy Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children serves patients with seizures and related disorders. The service sees patients in all phases of their illness, from assessment after an initial event in our First Seizure Unit through evaluation of refractory seizure disorders in patients who have not been easily controlled.

A comprehensive epilepsy surgery program complements the latest medical therapy, including investigational new drugs, as required. Additional services include second opinions, review of neuropathological and radiographic materials, neurogenetic assessment, ketogenic diet program and psychiatric evaluation.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Cutting-Edge Treatment

State-of-the-art neurophysiology and neuroradiological diagnostic facilities supplement expert consultation. To assist in accurate diagnosis and treatment, inpatient and ambulatory long-term video-EEG monitoring using digital technology with computer assisted event detection, sophisticated MRI imaging and spectroscopy, functional imaging using MRI and PET scanning, and detailed neuropsychological testing are available.

A Tradition of Caring

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we know that the time of your child’s diagnosis and treatment is a very stressful one and we strive to provide an open, welcoming environment. We believe that no one knows a child as well as the parent does: parents, along with primary care providers, become our partners in a child's care and have an active voice in all treatment plans.

Doctors

  • Chu, Catherine J., MD

    617-726-6540

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric epilepsy
    • Neurophysiology
    • EEG
    • Epilepsy surgery
    • Epileptic encephalopathies
    • Neurocognitive aspects of epilepsy
    • Residency training and education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
  • Eskandar, Emad Nader, MD

    617-724-6590

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Epilepsy
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Brain and spinal cord tumors
    • Movement disorders
    • Parkinson's disease
    Board Certifications
    • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurosurgery, MGH
  • Morgan, Amy Kathryn, PhD

    617-724-9615

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric stroke
    • Pediatric Leukodystrophies
    • Pediatric Metabolic/Genetic Disorders
    • Learning disabilities
    • Neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Pediatric epilepsy
    Locations
    • Boston: Psychology Assessment Center
  • Sassower, Kenneth Clayton, MD

    617-724-7426

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Epilepsy
    • Pediatric Neurology
    • Sleep Disorders Medicine
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
    • Boston: Pediatric Sleep Lab
  • Thibert, Ronald L., DO

    617-726-6540

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Epilepsy
    • Angelman syndrome
    • Chromosome 15 duplications
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Pitt Hopkins syndrome
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Epilepsy Program
    • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
  • Thiele, Elizabeth Anne, MD, PhD

    617-726-6540

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Ketogenic diet
    • Tuberous sclerosis complex
    • Pediatric epilepsy
    Board Certifications
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Other Providers

Thrive

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Thrive is a wellness component of the Mass General Pediatric Epilepsy Program. It has been developed to provide opportunities and programs for children with epilepsy.

Learn More

Conditions & Diseases

  • Epilepsy and Seizures

    Epilepsy is a neurological condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having seizures.

Clinical Trials

News

  • Dietary Therapy for Pediatric Epilepsy - 12/10/2013, Mass General

    Dietary therapy is prescribed most often for patients with refractory epilepsy, whose seizures have not been controlled despite trying multiple antiepileptic drugs.

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care

Suite 6B55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-6540
  • Fax: 617-726-0230

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-726-6540

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