Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Director, Child Neurology Residency Training Program

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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.

Medical Education

  • Khon Kaen University

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine; St. John Hospital and Medical Center

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine; Miami Children's Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Council of Thailand
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2013

Board Certifications

  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Child Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Thai