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Care During COVID-19

Our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff are committed to providing the best possible care for children. We have taken unprecedented steps to ensure office visits and procedures are welcoming and safe. Your child’s health and safety is our top priority. Learn more.

You can also find information about epilepsy and the COVID-19 vaccine or download our THRIVE Meets COVID guide.

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 a comprehensive wellness program, second opinions, review of neuropathological and radiographic materials, neurogenetic assessment, ketogenic diet program and psychiatric evaluation.

State-of-the-Art 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.

Clinical Trials

Patient and Family Information

Understanding Epilepsy

Understanding Epilepsy

What you need to know about epilepsy, seizures, and the brain

Family Stories

Family Stories

Video profiles and essays sharing the lives of children with epilepsy and their families

Glossary

Glossary

A guide to medical terms you may encounter after your child's diagnosis

THRIVE Epilepsy Wellness Program

THRIVE Epilepsy Wellness Program

THRIVE enhances learning, self-efficacy, social competence and quality of life



Our Nurses

  • Patricia L. Bruno, RN, BSN
  • Heidi H. Pfeifer, RD, LDN
  • Amanda Tourjee, DNP

Our Social Workers

  • Emma Bauman, MSW, LICSW
  • Leigh Horne-Mebel, MSW, LICSW, BCD, ACSW