• Epilepsy Center
  • Comprehensive care for children with epilepsy and seizures

    The Epilepsy Center at Texas Children’s Hospital evaluates and treats children with seizure disorders and epilepsy. The center offers comprehensive care for children with epilepsy and seizures that includes:

    • Treatment with antiepileptic medications (current and investigational)
    • The ketogenic diet and related diets
    • Vagus nerve stimulation
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery (with Gamma Knife)
    • State-of-the-art resective surgical procedures
    • MRI-guided laser ablation surgery 

    The center's multidisciplinary team includes pediatric epileptologists, neurosurgeons, specialized pediatric nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, dietitians and a social worker. 

    National Association of Epilepsy CentersIn addition, Texas Children's Epilepsy Center is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

    We need your input

    Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartomas has joined forces with the Epilepsy Foundation and other rare epilepsy organizations to apply for a million dollar ($1M) grant to create a rare epilepsy registry. This collaborative initiative has made it past the first round of the application process and we have been invited to submit a full application on September 27th.

    Our next step is to ask our patients to complete a brief 15-question survey which can be found here.

    This survey will take less than 5 minutes and asks some general questions about you (if you are the patient) or your child's epilepsy diagnosis. Responses from this survey will be used as part of the formal application to show there is a large population of patients impacted with rare epilepsies that want this grant application to be awarded. Your personal information will be kept private and you are under no obligation to participate in the registry should you choose not to.

    Director of Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Angus A. Wilfong, MD
    Clinic PhysiciansAnne Anderson, MD
    Daniel Curry, MD
    Sandi Lam, MD
    Amy Malphrus, MD
    Laura Masters, MD
    Michael M. Quach, MD
    Daniel Yoshor, MD 
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Teri Baierlipp MPAS, PC-C
    Rebecca J. Schultz, RN, MSN, CPNP
    Alise O. Welsh MSN, FNP-BC
    Neuropsychologist Mary Lynn Chapieski, PhD
    Clinic DietitiansEmily F. Ramsey MPH, RD, LD
    Emily R. Samuels RD, LD 
    Epilepsy Clinic CoordinatorTruzella Benton
    Epilepsy Monitoring Unit CoordinatorVanessa De Leon
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