The Department of Neurosurgery and the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center are thrilled to announce a long anticipated surgical approach to the management of treatment resistant epilepsy. Read more »
NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) welcomes public comment on DRAFT 2014 Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research. Please view and comment HERE by November 4, 2014.
Preliminary results of the DNA analysis for the group with severe epilepsy (infantile spasms and Lennox-Gastaut) have found that at least 15% of cases can be explained by an identifiable gene mutation. This could lead to an early screening test, or a specific therapeutic intervention in these cases. Read more »
“In November 2008, when he was just 6, William Moller had his first epileptic seizure, during a reading class at school. For about 20 seconds, he simply froze in place, as if someone had pressed a pause button. He could not respond to his teacher...” Read more in the New York Times
New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is recognized by the 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.
At NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, the Mysteries of the Brain Humble Even the Best of the Best. Read more in News & Views.
A Mothers Mystery – By Clayton Sandel
A woman disappears for hours, then leaves children in a van and walks 12 miles into Denver. She says she doesn’t remember any of it. Orrin Devinsky, MD, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, is interviewed...
Congratulations to Orrin Devinsky, MD, Jacqueline French, MD, Souhel Najjar, MD, Steven Pacia, MD and Howard Weiner, MD for being featured in New York Magazine Best Doctors 2011
Orrin Devinsky, MD , Ruben Kuzniecky, MD, Daniel Luciano, MD and Steven Pacia, MD were featured in NY Time's magazine for "Super Doctors 2011"
Read about Dr. Devinsky and the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy center involved in the lives of adult and pediatric patients.
Dr. Souhel Najjar of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is featured in the New York Post article, "My mysterious lost month of madness" after diagnosing the first case ever of NMDAR encephalitis at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Read about seizure first aid, seizure related injuries, strategies for prevention, epilepsy and driving, seizure-related mortality and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)