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SUNY Downstate Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

State-of-the-art Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment for Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

We believe that every person with epilepsy deserves comprehensive and individualized care. Our goal is to help our patients achieve seizure freedom without side effects and lead healthy, independent lives.


The SUNY Downstate Comprehensive Epilepsy Center provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the complex needs of adults and children with epilepsy and seizures.

As the only Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in Brooklyn and Queens, we boast a team of fellowship-trained and board-certified specialists in both adult and pediatric epilepsy. Our new 6-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) facilitates rapid diagnosis and optimal treatment for our patients. A comprehensive surgical evaluation is available to patients whose seizures cannot be completely controlled with medication. Epilepsy surgery can often provide seizure freedom without loss of brain function in carefully selected patients.

Epilepsy Center Experiences Tremendous Growth in 2008

Highlights of our expansion and development include the addition of four adult epilepsy specialists, a neuropsychologist, a nurse practitioner, technical and support staff, and new research programs and state-of-theart video-EEG monitoring equipment.

We now offer all the services available at Manhattan epilepsy centers – right here in beautiful Brooklyn!

Phone (718) 270-2959
Fax (718) 270-4711


Nationally Recognized

SUNY Downstate Medical Center is internationally known for its neuroscience and epilepsy research. Many of our physicians have been nationally recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. ("Top Doctors") as well as the Best Doctors in America.