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Meet the Epilepsy Surgery Team

The Epilepsy Surgery Program of Children’s Hospital's Brain Care Institute comprises a team of pediatric specialists from Child Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Adult Neurology, Pediatric Neurorimaging, Pediatric Nuclear Medicine, and Pediatric Neurophysiology.

Pediatric Neurosurgeons

Mandeep Tamber, MD
Mandeep Tamber, MD, PhD
Surgical Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
Dr. Tamber's interests include brain and spinal cord tumor surgery, neuro-oncology clinical trials, and the clinical outcomes of epilepsy surgery. Read more.
Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Dr. Tyler-Kabara is a pediatric neurosurgeon who is widely recognized for her research into stem cell therapies for traumatic brain injury and brain tumors. Read more.

Pediatric Epileptologists

Patricia Crumrine, MD
Director of Medical Epilepsy and EEG
Dr. Crumrine specializes in epilepsy neurology. She reads EEGs and is an attending physician for the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. She also researches anticonvulsant drug treatments for childhood epilepsy. Read more.
Christina Patterson, MD
Interim Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Interim Medical Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program
Dr. Patterson has specialty training in epilepsy and electroencephalography. Her research interest is in studying new medications to treat children with seizures and in using epilepsy surgery to improve the lives of children with epilepsy. Read more.
Bilal Sitwat, MD
Pediatric Epileptologist
Dr. Sitwat specializes in treating comorbid conditions and refractory seizures in children with epilepsy. He is also actively involved in the Epilepsy Surgery Program. Read more.
Yoshimi Sogawa, MD Yoshimi Sogawa, MD
Pediatric Epileptologist
Dr. Sogawa completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology. Her interests include understanding the relationship between infantile onset epilepsy and cognitive/developmental outcomes, and exploring optimal management options for brain tumor–related epilepsy in children. Read more.
Inna Vaisleib, MD
Pediatric Epileptologist
Dr. Vaisleib is a neurologist specially trained in epilepsy, with a particular interest in sleep disorders and headaches in children. She also consults at the Sleep Disorders Clinic. Read more.
Shelley Williams, MD
Pediatric Epileptologist
Dr. Wiliams specializes in child neurology and pediatric epilepsy. She directs the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic as well as the Ketogenic Diet Clinic. Read more.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Staff

Pat Lordeon, R.EEG.T., Supervisor, Neurodiagnostics
Gerri vonHofen, RN, Supervisor, Patient Services
Last Update
February 27, 2015
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Last Update
February 27, 2015