Epilepsy Surgery Program Doctors and Staff

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 Neuroimaging, Pediatric Nuclear Medicine, and Pediatric Neurophysiology.

Christina Patterson, MD

Director, Epilepsy, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Medical Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Taylor Abel, MD

Surgical Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
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Patricia Crumrine, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Bilal Sitwat, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Yoshimi Sogawa, MD

Director, Clinical Research, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Inna Vaisleib, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Shelley Williams, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Staff

Pat Lordeon, R.EEG.T., Supervisor, Neurodiagnostics

Gerri vonHofen, RN, Supervisor, Patient Services

Contact the Epilepsy Center

To make a referral, schedule an appointment, or request an evaluation for a child or teen, call at 412-692-6928.