Epilepsy Surgery Program Care Team

The Epilepsy Surgery Program of UPMC Children's Hospital's Brain Care Institute comprises a team of pediatric specialists including:

  • Child Neurology.
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery.
  • Pediatric Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology.
  • Pediatric Neuroimaging.
  • Pediatric Nuclear Medicine.
  • Pediatric Neurophysiology.

Contact the Epilepsy Surgery Program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

To make a referral, schedule an appointment, or request an evaluation for a child or teen, contact us at 412-692-6928 or email epilepsysurgery@chp.edu.


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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Patricia Crumrine, MD

Professor of 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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