Comprehensive epilepsy program

The Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy Program of the Wayne State University Physician Group provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment for individuals with epilepsy and is a top research program in epilepsy research. The program provides comprehensive epilepsy care through dedicated neurologists/epileptologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, epilepsy nurse coordinators, neuroradiologists and EEG technologists. Control of seizures is one treatment goal; optimizing quality of life is a second. The program has been designated a Level Four Epilepsy Center, the highest category, by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

Adult epilepsy program

The adult epilepsy program is well integrated with the pediatric epilepsy program in the Division of Pediatric Neurology, which receives referrals for surgery from national and international sources; and extramural research support from  National Institutes of Health grants.

Our providers come from diverse backgrounds and are leaders in their respective fields. They are recognized as the best in their fields by their peers and named Best Doctors in America for 2001-2011, a national listing of physicians who represent the top 5 percent in doctors in more than 400 specialties and sub-specialties of medicine.

Services and technology

A full complement of advanced diagnostic tests, including video-EEG monitoring, high-resolution volumetric MRI scanning, positron emission tomography scanning with multiple tracers, functional MRI , MR spectroscopy and other cutting-edge MR imaging modalities utilizing the 3-Tesla unit at WSU, intraoperative EEG monitoring, and neuropsychological evaluation including intracarotid amytal  testing, is available to establish seizure classification, to assess response to medical therapy and to evaluate patients for epilepsy surgery.

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For more information about neurosciences at WSUPG, or to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified neurologists, call 313-745-4275.