Pediatric epileptologists Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD, and Douglas Nordli, MD, reviewing information on a screen

No Seizures, No Side Effects

At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital Pediatric Epilepsy Center, this is the goal our experts set for every child we treat.

We understand how important it is to tailor epilepsy care to children and their specific needs. Because their brains are still growing, children are more vulnerable than adults to the harm that uncontrolled seizures can cause.

Our experts have success reducing and eliminating seizures in children, often helping children who other physicians have deemed “untreatable.” Even if you've been told that your child has drug-resistant, intractable or refractory epilepsy, we encourage you to bring your child to our experts at Comer Children's.

Why Choose Comer Children's for Your Child's Epilepsy Care?

At Comer Children's, we offer effective treatments that are not available from community neurologists, including some therapies that are not available at other epilepsy centers. These new treatments are backed by our extensive research and clinical trials. Our carefully individualized drug regimens, sophisticated seizure monitoring and comprehensive surgery plans set us apart from other centers. We are one of the most experienced pediatric epilepsy centers in the nation.

Expert Epilepsy Care from Infancy through Adulthood

Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center brings together our pediatric and adult epilepsy centers — both nationally recognized as Level 4 centers — into one integrated system. So with us, your child can transition seamlessly through exceptional pediatric care into leading-edge adult epilepsy care.

NAEC Level 4 badge

As a Level 4 epilepsy center, our Pediatric Epilepsy Center has been awarded the highest classification granted by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). It means we provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for children with complex epilepsy.

A Customized Epilepsy Treatment Plan for Each Child

Our dedicated pediatric specialists work together to develop individualized epilepsy treatment plans based on the type of seizure your child is experiencing, the underlying cause of the seizure disorder, your child's medical history and other relevant criteria. We work to balance seizure control, improve learning and increase quality of life for every patient.

When visiting Comer Children's, you can expect a unique and positive patient experience. Our doctors listen to you and your child, making sure you understand and are involved in decisions about your child's care.

Convenient Locations for Pediatric Epilepsy Care

Comprehensive, Family-Centered Pediatric Epilepsy Care

We understand you may have questions. We want to help you learn all you need to know to make informed decisions about your child's care.

Request an Appointment

The information you provide will enable us to assist you as efficiently as possible. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule an appointment.

You can also make an appointment with our providers by:

Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home

Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists 

To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.


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