Epilepsy

At the Vanderbilt Epilepsy Center, we evaluate and care for adult and pediatric patients who are experiencing a range of symptoms — from mild seizures to more complex epilepsy disorders. We also work with patients who have been diagnosed with medication-resistant epilepsy. Here at Vanderbilt, you’ll find a full range of the latest medications and non-medication treatment options.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to epilepsy, including:

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    Seizure disorders

Meet Your Care Team

Bassel W. Abou-khalil
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4.8

Bassel W. Abou-khalilMD

    Epilepsy, Neurology, Neurosciences
Nandakumar Bangalore Vittal

Nandakumar Bangalore VittalMD

    Epilepsy, Neurology, Neurosciences
Martin J. Gallagher

Martin J. GallagherMD, PhD

    Epilepsy, Neurology, Neurosciences
Kevin F. Haas
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4.8

Kevin F. HaasMD, PhD

    Epilepsy, Neurology, Neurosciences
Andre H. Lagrange

Andre H. LagrangePhD, MD

    Epilepsy, Neurology, Neurosciences
Robert P. Carson
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Robert P. CarsonMD, PhD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Kevin C. Ess
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4.9

Kevin C. EssMD, PhD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Cary Fu
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4.8

Cary FuMD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Kaitlin C. James
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4.8

Kaitlin C. JamesMD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Lindsay M. Pagano

Lindsay M. PaganoMD

    Epilepsy, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurology
Shilpa B. Reddy
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4.7

Shilpa B. ReddyMD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Dario J. Englot
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4.7

Dario J. EnglotMS, PhD, MD

    Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Neuralgia, Trigeminal, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences
Sarah K. Bick

Sarah K. BickMD

    Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy, Essential Tremor, Movement Disorders, Neuralgia, Trigeminal, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Monica L. Jacobs

Monica L. JacobsBS, Psy.D.

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry
Danielle Mattingly
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Danielle MattinglyMSN, MPH, BA

    Epilepsy, Neurology, Neurosciences

Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    We’re recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as the only Level 4 Epilepsy Center for adults in Tennessee, and we’re one of only two Level 4 Epilepsy Centers for children in the state. Additionally, we have the largest Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) in Tennessee, with eight adult and four pediatric monitoring beds.

  • Skilled clinicians

    Our epileptologists, neurosurgeons and neuropsychologists provide the highest level of care to patients living with mild to complex epilepsy. They, along with our team of experienced nurses, have the expertise you want when you’re looking for the answers you need. In addition to treating patients, our doctors also teach residents, medical students and epileptology fellows — training the next generation of researchers and physicians who will lead the way in epilepsy treatment

  • Coordinated care

    Because of the wide range of symptoms and severity levels of epilepsy, effective treatment often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Depending on your symptoms, we collaborate with Vanderbilt doctors in other specialties to provide the most comprehensive care for you. 

  • Innovation

    Our doctors are involved in a variety of research projects designed to deliver a deeper understanding of epilepsy and improve treatment options. They’re also committed to providing the latest treatments to patients — including those whose epilepsy can’t be controlled with medication. 

  • Care coordinators

    If your treatment plan involves a surgical procedure, our program coordinator will help you navigate the process, from scheduling pre-surgical tests to obtaining your medical records to assisting with insurance authorizations.

  • Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

An epilepsy patient's life transformed by surgery

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Dietary therapies
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    Epilepsy monitoring
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    Epilepsy pre-surgical evaluation
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    FDG-PET Scan
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    Functional MRI
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    Ictal SPECT

Location

2220 Pierce Avenue, Suite B1053
Nashville, TN 37232

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