Epilepsy Center 

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The Epilepsy Center at the Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute at Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive care to children with epilepsy, including monitoring, medical management and advanced surgical treatments for the most severe cases.

Our multidisciplinary medical staff is comprised of nationally recognized pediatric subspecialists with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is ranked as one the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery care by U.S. News & World Report.

Neurodiagnostics and Other Diagnostic Tools

  • Complete Seizure History
  • Comprehensive Neurological Examination
  • Neurophysiological Tests
    • EEG
    • Outpatient Video EEG
    • Wada Language and Memory Testing
  • Long-Term Video-EEG Monitoring (Scalp and Intracranial)
  • Neuroimaging tests
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
    • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
    • functional MRI (fMRI)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Speech and Auditory Processing Evaluations

Treatments We Offer

  • Antiepileptic Medication Therapy
  • Diet Therapies
  • Surgery
    • Focal Resection
    • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
    • Corpus Callosotomy
    • Hemispherectomy
    • Epilepsy Focus Mapping (Grid Surgery)

Making an Appointment

If you are a patient or family member and would like to make an appointment or for more information please call us at 904.202.NEURO (6387).

Making a Referral

We welcome referrals and inquiries from physicians. To request an appointment, for more information, or make a referral, please call us at 904.202.NEURO (6387) or email us at neuroscience@bmcjax.com.

For direct inpatient transfers, please call the Wolfson Children’s Hospital Transfer Center at 904.202.KIDS (5437) or 1.877.240.KIDS (5437).

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary medical staff is comprised of nationally recognized pediatric sub-specialists from the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville.

Philipp R. Aldana, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Co-Medical Director, Stys Neuroscience Institute
Medical Director, Lucy Gooding Children’s Neurosurgery Center
University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Raj Sheth, MD
Pediatric Epileptologist
Co-Medical Director, Stys Neuroscience Institute
Medical Director, Wolfson Children’s Hospital Pediatric Epilepsy Center
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville

Harry Abram, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville

Rubina Bakerywala, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville

David Hammond, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville

Alexandra D. Beier, DO
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Nathan J. Ranalli, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville

M. Allison Cato Jackson, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville

 
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