Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Child Neurology Residency Training Program

Pediatric neurologist and epileptologist Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD, specializes in the treatment of children with epilepsy, using medication and medical diets. He has unique expertise in ketogenic diets for the treatment of difficult-to-control seizures. He also offers evaluation and care for children with epilepsy from genetic disorders. His interests include dietary therapy for epilepsy, and the genetic of epilepsy, in addition to providing pediatric care for epilepsy and other neurological conditions in underserved communities.

Dr Phitsanuwong is also a respected teacher, serving as a mentor to child neurology residents and epilepsy fellows. His research interests include ketogenic diets and epilepsy genetics.

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Medical Council of Thailand
  • American Medical Association

Practicing Since

  • 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Medical Education

  • Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University


  • Udon Thani Hospital


  • University College of London; Ascension St. John Hospital; University of Chicago Medicine


  • Miami Children's Hospital; University of Chicago Medicine

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