Epilepsy Center

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

Shannon underwent epilepsy surgery. 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. Our center is accredited 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.

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.