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 UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’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.

NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center

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 the Epilepsy Center

For inquiries to or interest in the Epilepsy Center or to make a referral, schedule an appointment, or request an evaluation for a child or teen, contact us at 412-692-6928.