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NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center

The Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program 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. Located in the internationally known Texas Medical Center, people travel from all over the world to receive care that is unmatched. The UT Physicians adult and pediatric epilepsy team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, neuropathologists and other highly trained, proficient staff who provide patient-centered, compassionate care you can count on during your epilepsy journey.

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MEET THE TEAM

James A. Ferrendelli James A. Ferrendelli, MD , is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Shaila Gowda Shaila Gowda, MD , is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Omotola A. Hope Omotola A. Hope, MD , is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Nuria Lacuey Lecumberri Nuria Lacuey Lecumberri, MD, PhD , is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Samden Lhatoo Samden Lhatoo, MD , is a professor and John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Chair in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Ai Sumida Ai Sumida, MD , is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Sudha Tallavajhula Sudha Tallavajhula, MD , is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Melissa S. Thomas Melissa S. Thomas, MD , is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Stephen A. Thompson Stephen A. Thompson, MD , is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Nitin Tandon Nitin Tandon, MD , is a professor of neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Joshua I. Breier Joshua I. Breier, PhD , is a clinical neuropsychologist and professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Learning Institute/Center for Clinical Neurosciences at UTHealth.
Christina L. Burrows Christina L. Burrows, PhD , is a clinical neuropsychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UT Health.
Jeremy E. Lankford Jeremy E. Lankford, MD , is an assistant professor of pediatric neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Manish N. Shah Manish N. Shah, MD , is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UT Health.

Indira M. Kommuru Indira M. Kommuru, MD , is an assistant professor of pediatric neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Jeremy E. Lankford Jeremy E. Lankford, MD , is an assistant professor of pediatric neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Olga Rodziyevska Olga Rodziyevska, PA-C , is the program coordinator for the pediatric epilepsy program at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Gretchen K. Von Allmen Gretchen K. Von Allmen, MD , is an associate professor of pediatric neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Michael W. Watkins Michael W. Watkins, MD , is an assistant professor of pediatric neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

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Support Group Sign Up

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Discovering you aren’t alone is an important experience for anyone affected by epilepsy. Join us for this regular monthly gathering and meet others who are facing similar challenges. The group also meets for fun events and family activities.

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Patient Stories


Against all odds

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