Tuberous Sclerosis Center


The NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has developed a comprehensive program that provides well-coordinated, multidisciplinary care for individuals with tuberous sclerosis. The Tuberous Sclerosis Center at NYU Langone, organized under the direction of Dr. Daniel Miles and Dr. Orrin Devinsky, and now directed by Dr. James Riviello, strives to work closely and collaboratively with Dr. Judith Bluvstein, the patient's pediatrician, internist, family practitioner and neurologist to provide the best possible care. Kimberly Menzer, RN, NP, is the dedicated nurse practitioner.

Dr. Miles, the director of the pediatric epilepsy program at the NYU Langone Medical Center, is a board-certified pediatric neurologist with particular interest in the treatment of epilepsy who has worked with children with TS for over a decade. Dr. Devinsky, the director of the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, is recognized as one of the top adult epileptologists in the country. Dr. Riviello, the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the NYU Langone Medical Center, has a long-standing interest in epilepsy, refractory epilepsy, and Tuberous Sclerosis. Both Dr. Devinsky and Dr. Riviello are members of the Tuberous Sclerosis Study Group that produced the consensus statement for research into the mechanisms of epilepsy in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Dr. Howard Weiner, a pediatric epilepsy neurosurgeon, is one of the world's leading experts in the treatment of children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, having pioneered the multi-stage invasive monitoring technique and Dr. Werner Doyle, an adult epilepsy neurosurgeon, has a vast experience with adults with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Dr. Delia Talos, one of our research faculty, is specifically studying the underlying mechanisms of epileptogenesis in Tuberous Sclerosis.

The goal of the Tuberous Sclerosis Center at NYU Langone is to assist the patient, the patient's family and the patient's primary care physician in managing the many needs of individuals with TS. The program ensures appropriate and timely follow-up care for patients in all specialty areas. The Tuberous Sclerosis Center is located within the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at 223 East 34th Street in Manhattan. To learn more about the center or to refer a patient for evaluation, please call (646)558-0871 for pediatrics and (646)558-0873 for adults.

Together with the twenty neurologists, two neurosurgeons, three neuropsychologists, five nurse practitioners, four registered nurses, and five neuroscientists of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Drs. Devinsky, Miles, and Riviello have joined a dozen other specialists in the areas of child development, cardiology, dermatology, genetics, nephrology, ophthalmology, neuroradiology and psychiatry to guarantee complete care of all aspects of tuberous sclerosis complex.


Our specialists in the care of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex:


Child development: Cecelia McCarton, M.D.
Cardiology, Pediatric: Colin Phoon, M.D.
Cardiology, Adult: Alan Shah, M.D.
Dermatology: Roy Geronemus, M.D.
Genetics: John Pappas,M.D.
Genetic Counseling:  NYU Langone Medical Center: Erica Ward, MS, Katherine Daley, MS, Jill Borsuk, MS and Elsa Reich, MS.
Hospital for Joint Disease: Ellen Moran, MS
Nephrology: Rahmin Rabenou, M.D.
Ophthalmology, Children: Mark Steele, M.D.
Ophthalmology, Adult: Mohammad Fouladvand, M.D.
Pulmonary: Rahmin Rabenou, M.D.
Neuroradiology: Sarah Milla, M.D.
Neuropsychiatry, Children and Adult: Siddhartha Nadkarni, M.D.
Neuropsychiatry, Adult: Scott Hirsch, MD
Neuropsychology, Children: William MacAllister, PhD.
Neuropsychology, Adult: Christina Morrison, PhD.
Social Work: John Figueroa, MSW


Tuberous Sclerosis Research Articles

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Apr;7(4):421-30.
Bilateral invasive electroencephalography in patients with tuberous sclerosis
complex: a path to surgery?
Carlson C, Teutonico F, Elliott RE, Moshel YA, LaJoie J, Miles D, Devinsky O, Weiner HL.

Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Mar;20(3):561-5. Epub 2011 Feb 1.
Quality of life following epilepsy surgery for children with tuberous sclerosis
complex.Roth J, Olasunkanmi A, MacAllister WS, Weil E, Uy CC, Devinsky O, Weiner HL.

Epilepsia. 2010 Jul;51(7):1242-51. Epub 2010 May 17.
Do tubers contain function? Resection of epileptogenic foci in perirolandic
cortex in children with tuberous sclerosis complex.

Bollo RJ, Kalhorn SP, Carlson C, Haegeli V, Devinsky O, Weiner HL.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Dec;24(12):1437-45. Epub 2008 Aug 14.
Epilepsy surgery in tuberous sclerosis complex: early predictive elements and

Moshel YA, Elliott R, Teutonico F, Sellin J, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Weiner HL.
Neurosurg Focus. 2008 Sep;25(3):E13.
Epilepsy surgery and tuberous sclerosis complex: special considerations.

Ann Neurol. 2008 Apr;63(4):454-65.
Talos DM, Kwiatkowski DJ, Cordero K, Black PM, Jensen FE.
Cell-specific alterations of glutamate receptor expression in tuberous sclerosis
complex cortical tubers.

Teutonico F, Mai R, Devinsky O, Lo Russo G, Weiner HL, Borrelli P, Balottin U,
Veggiotti P.
Epilepsia. 2007 Aug;48(8):1625-8. Epub 2007 May 1.
Surgical outcome in tuberous sclerosis complex: a multicenter survey.
Epilepsia 2007;48(4):617-630.
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Epilepsy: Recent developments and Future Challenges.
Holmes GL, Stafstrom CE, and The Tuberous Sclerosis Study Group.
Madhavan D, Schaffer S, Yankovsky A, Arzimanoglou A, Renaldo F, Zaroff CM, LaJoie
J, Weiner HL, Andermann E, Franz DN, Leonard J, Connolly M, Cascino GD, Devinsky O.
Pediatrics. 2006 May;117(5):1494-502.

Epilepsy surgery in young children with tuberous sclerosis: results of a novel
Weiner HL, Carlson C, Ridgway EB, Zaroff CM, Miles D, LaJoie J, Devinsky O.
Epileptic Disord. 2005 Dec;7(4):321-6.

Developmental outcome of epilepsy surgery in tuberous sclerosis complex.
Zaroff CM, Morrison C, Ferraris N, Weiner HL, Miles DK, Devinsky O.
J Child Neurol. 2004 Sep;19(9):687-9.

Epilepsy surgery for children with tuberous sclerosis complex.
Weiner HL, Ferraris N, LaJoie J, Miles D, Devinsky O.
Epilepsia. 2004;45 Suppl 4:41-2.

Tuberous sclerosis and multiple tubers: localizing the epileptogenic zone.
Weiner HL.
J Child Neurol. 2002 Sep;17(9):689-92.