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.

Mandeep Singh Tamber, MD, PhD

Surgical Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
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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 K. Crumrine, MD

Director, EEG, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Director, Medical Epilepsy Program, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Christina M Patterson, MD

Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Medical Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Assistant 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
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Inna I. Vaisleib, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Shelley D. 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.