Further expanding Jefferson's abilities to treat patients with epilepsy, the staff of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Neuropsychology Division of Graduate Hospital has moved to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
The new Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, directed by Michael R. Sperling, MD, Professor of Neurology, Jefferson Medical College, is part of Jefferson's Department of Neurology. The Center officially opened June 30.
The move to Jefferson comes on the heels of the February appointment of neurosurgeon Michael J. O'Connor, MD, another former Graduate physician, as Professor of Neurosurgery at Jefferson Medical College and as a member of the staff at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Wills Eye Hospital.
Jefferson's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is one of the largest epilepsy programs in the nation and the world. The Epilepsy Center offers patients a wide array of services and an expert staff of neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychologists and neuroscientists dedicated to the latest treatment options and research. The Center offers complete outpatient care for people with epilepsy using both standard and investigational drugs, a full array of diagnostic services including video EEG monitoring, an internationally renowned epilepsy surgery program, genetic counseling, specialty care during pregnancy, neuropsychological evaluations, psychological care, cognitive rehabilitation, social support and community education.
Joining Dr. Sperling at Jefferson's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center are former Graduate Hospital neurologists Joyce D. Liporace, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology; Joseph I. Sirven, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology; and Neuropsychologists Barbara L. Malamut, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology; David S. Glosser, ScD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology; and Henry J. Riordan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Additional staff from Jefferson include Leopold Streletz, MD, Professor of Neurology; Ramon Maņon-Espaillat, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology; and Michael J. O'Connor, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Andrew Freese, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Neurosurgery; Michael H. Goodman, M.D., clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics and Neurology; and Charles B. Brill, M.D., clinical professor of Pediatric Neurology.
For more information about the Center or for an appointment, please call 1-800-JEFF-NOW.