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Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

As a leader in epilepsy care, we provide personal treatment that improves seizure control and quality of life.

At NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, excellence in patient care is our core mission. Our specialized doctors, nurse practitioners, clinical nurses, neuropsychologists, and electroencephalogram (EEG) technologists are dedicated to exploring the complexities of epilepsy and seizure disorders in adults and children, and developing a comprehensive treatment plan that manages your symptoms and improves your quality of life.

Neurologist Dr. Orrin Devinsky with Patients

As a level 4 epilepsy center, ours is among the largest epilepsy treatment programs in the United States. We tackle both routine and highly complex epilepsy surgery cases, and are often able to offer surgical solutions for patients who have been told by other programs that they are not candidates. We also provide the latest responsive stimulation therapies that allow us to manage epilepsy without operating on brain tissue.

Our team is made up of neurologists, pediatric neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and EEG technologists who specialize in epilepsy care. We provide intensive epilepsy monitoring, neuropsychological, and psychosocial services. We also offer dietary therapies for the treatment of epilepsy through our nutrition program. Whether you are looking to start one of the ketogenic diets or just improve your dietary habits, our dietitian helps provide you with the support you need.

Neurologists at Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

In addition, if you are traveling from abroad to obtain treatment at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, our International Epilepsy Program helps make it easier for you to access our world-renowned care.

Treatment for Complex Conditions

Challenging forms of epilepsy are best addressed through collaboration, so we hold weekly conferences that bring more than 20 members of our team together to develop the best treatment strategy for you. We also have programs focused on the most complex epilepsy disorders, including Dravet syndrome and epileptic encephalopathies.

We have also developed a comprehensive program for people with tuberous sclerosis (TS), a rare genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow on the brain, triggering seizures.

Leaders in Epilepsy Research

Research remains a dedicated priority, and we concentrate our efforts on projects that we hope can have an impact on the lives of patients in the not-too-distant future. Teams of researchers are working on diverse projects, including new drug development, the genetics of epilepsy, sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, neuroinflammation as a treatment for epilepsy, TS and epilepsy, autism and epilepsy, and many others.

NYU Langone experts are committed to conducting clinical research for the benefit of both adults and children who have epilepsy and seizure disorders. Participation in a clinical trial offers the possibility of access to new anti-epileptic medications before they are marketed. Participants are seen regularly by experienced neurologists and research staff to assess safety and effectiveness of the medication or treatment being studied.

If you or your child have uncontrolled seizures, are between the ages of 12 and 80, and would like to participate in one of our ongoing clinical trials, talk to your doctor or call us at 646-558-0842 to determine your eligibility.

Our dedication to our patients' overall health and wellness is the driving force behind our success. We are committed to providing you and your family with the treatment you need to bring balance to your life.

More About Our Center

Our Team

Our team of physicians includes experts in neurology, neuropsychology, and neurosurgery.

Meet Our Doctors

Our Leadership

  • Orrin Devinsky, MD
    Director | Epilepsy, Neurology

    Dr. Devinsky's epilepsy research interests include surgical therapy, cannabinoids and other medications to manage epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis, sudden death in epilepsy, Dravet syndrome, quality-of-life concerns, and cognitive and behavioral issues in epilepsy. He has published widely on epilepsy and behavioral neurology, including more than 350 articles and chapters, and more than 20 books and monographs. He has chaired several committees for the American Epilepsy Society and has served as a board member. He is active in the American Academy of Neurology and the Epilepsy Foundation. He helped found two neurology journals, as well as Epilepsy.com and the Epilepsy Therapy Project, and serves as a reviewer for more than 30 journals.

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  • Ruben I. Kuzniecky, MD
    Co-Director | Epilepsy, Neurology

    Dr. Kuzniecky is director of epilepsy research. He has authored three books, 36 chapters, and more than 250 journal articles on topics related to epilepsy. He is co-principal investigator of the Epilepsy Phenome Genome Project, the largest epilepsy genetic study of its type funded by National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. He is also the co-principal investigator of the Human Epilepsy Project, a new international initiative to investigate biomarkers in epilepsy. His research interest focuses on brain imaging, malformations of brain development, and epilepsy.

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Plan Your Visit

Our Locations

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

223 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—Sleep Center

724 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016