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Elizabeth Anne (Elizabeth) Thiele, MD, PhD

Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Director, Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

  • Phone: 617-726-6540
Departments
Department of Neurology
Department of Pediatrics

Specialties

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy Service
Clinical Interests
Ketogenic diet
Tuberous sclerosis complex
Pediatric epilepsy
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certifications
Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Gender
Female
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth A. Thiele is a neurologist and epileptologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her medical training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed a second residency in child neurology and a postdoctoral research fellowship in neurology at Children's Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Thiele organized and established the Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, a multidisciplinary comprehensive clinical program for TSC, as well as a ketogenic diet clinic to treat and manage patients with epilepsy. She is also the Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Service at MGH and an Associate Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Thiele's research and clinical interests include the role of diet in epilepsy treatment, genotype-phenotype correlation in TSC, the role of epilepsy surgery in management of intractable epilepsy, outcomes following infantile spasms, and neuropsychological profiles in relationship to tuber number and location in TSC.

Treatment for epileptic seizures in young patient

Treatment for epileptic seizures with Dr. Thiele and brain surgery performed by Dr. Duhaime help this young epileptic patient regain normalcy after experiencing up to 12 seizures daily.

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

The Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children is using genetic research to better understand TSC and other diseases like cancer, autism and obesity.

Lessons learned through pages turned

When it came time for Bryn Seltzer, 13, of Needham, to choose her bat mitzvah project, she knew she wanted to give back to the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which had cared for her since she was 6 years old.

Dietary Therapy for Pediatric Epilepsy

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

NeuroBlast e-Newsletter December 2013

In this issue: spinal metastases & stereotactic radiosurgery; skull base tumors & endoscopic surgery; pediatric epilepsy dietary therapy; Alzheimer Disease: tau pathology; drug & gene discovery; early treatment; preclinical diagnostic tools.

Pediatric Epilepsy Program
175 Cambridge Street
Suite 340
Boston, MA 02114-2796

Phone: 617-726-6540
Phone 2: 617-726-0241
Fax: 617-726-0230