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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Director, Child Neurology Residency Training Program

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Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD
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, particularly when epilepsy surgery is not deemed an option. When surgery is the recommended treatment option, Dr. Phitsanuwong provides pre-surgical evaluation and post-surgical care for children in the Pediatric Epilepsy Center. He also offers comprehensive evaluation for children with other neurological conditions. His interests include drug-resistant epilepsy, dietary therapy for epilepsy, and the genetics of epilepsy, in addition to providing pediatric care for epilepsy and other neurological conditions in underserved communities.

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

Education

Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Additional Education

  • Residency: St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine
  • Fellowship: Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Council of Thailand
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

At a Glance

Practicing Since2013

Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurophysiology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Thai