Epilepsy Center

Learn more about Shannon's experience with Epilepsy at Children's Hospital.

Shannon underwent epilepsy focus mapping in 2010. Read her story.

The Epilepsy Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Brain Care Institute is a nationally recognized joint effort of Children’s Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Epilepsy Center. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) designates Children's Hospital's as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center.

Children’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, or EMU, is one of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in the nation. Each of the eight private rooms in the EMU is fully equipped with state-of-the-art EEG equipment, video monitors, and intercoms to ensure instant communication with the EMU technicians and nurses.

Our Multidisciplinary Team

A multidisciplinary team of medical professionals provide high-quality care for children with all types of seizures and seizure disorders, and can include specialists from: 

The Epilepsy Center is the only center in the region that provides comprehensive evaluation and surgical treatment options for children with hard-to-manage, or intractable, epilepsy.

Clinical Studies and Research

As a nationally recognized research center, Children’s Hospital’s Brain Care Institute participates in the latest clinical trials and studies.

Learn more about Epilepsy Surgery Program Patient Stories and the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA.

Contact Us 

To make a referral, schedule an appointment, or request an evaluation for a child or teen, contact us at 412-692-7833.



Clinical Studies

Patricia Crumrine, MD

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Christina Patterson, MD

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Inna Vaisleib, MD

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Shelley Williams, MD

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Bilal Sitwat, MD

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Yoshimi Sogawa, MD

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Sue Beers, PhD

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Hilary Feldman, PhD, LCSW

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Viveca Meyer, MD

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Giulio Zuccoli, MD

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  • Pediatric Epilepsy Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 6
    Pittsburgh PA, 15224

  • Childhood Absence Epilepsy Study

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    Epilepsy Surgery Study

    Retrospective Review of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program Read more

    Refractory Status Epilepticus in Children

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