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Sejal V. Jain, MD

Director, Epilepsy-Sleep Clinical Program

Director, Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Pediatric Epileptologist

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4222

Fax 513-636-1888



Medical and surgical management of epilepsy; sleep disorders


Sleep disorders in children with epilepsy; clinical drug trials

Dr. Jain is a clinical researcher who is trained in pediatric epilepsy and sleep medicine. Her clinical research is focused on sleep disorders in children with epilepsy. The core of her research is to identify the best treatment options for sleep disorders in children with epilepsy and evaluate the impact on seizure control. Dr. Jain is also interested in antiepileptic drug trials.

Dr. Jain developed and is currently directing the Epilepsy-Sleep Clinical Program. She also directs the Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program. She is ranked among America’s top physicians (Consumer Research Council of America, 2009-2012).

MD: Gujarat University, India.

Residency: Nassau University Medical Center, NY.

Fellowships: Clinical Neurophysiology and Pediatric Neurology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certifications: Neurology (Child Neurology); Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine.

View PubMed Publications

Jain SV, Simakajornboon N, Arthur TM. Central sleep apnea: does stabilizing sleep improve it? J Child Neurol. 2014 Jan;29(1):96-8.

Jain SV, Simakajornboon N, Glauser, TA. Provider practices impact adequate diagnosis of sleep disorders in children with epilepsy. J Child Neurol. 2013 May;28(5):589-95.

Natarajan, N, Jain SV, Chaudhry H, Hallinan BE, Simakajornboon N. Narcolepsy-cataplexy: is streptococcal infection a trigger? J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Mar 15;9(3):269-70.

Jain SV, Horn PS, Simakajornboon N, Glauser, TA. Obstructive sleep apnea and primary snoring in children with epilepsy. J Child Neurol. 2013 Jan;28(1):77-82.

Fujiwara H, Greiner HM, Hemasilpin N, Lee KH, Holland-Bouley K, Arthur T, Morita D, Jain SV, Mangano FT, Degrauw T, Rose DF. Ictal MEG onset source localization compared to intracranial EEG and outcome: improved epilepsy presurgical evaluation in pediatrics. Epilepsy Res. 2012 May;99(3):214-24.

Jain SV, Simakajornboon S, Shapiro SM, Morton LD, Leszczyszyn DJ, Simakajornboon N. Obstructive sleep apnea in children with epilepsy: prospective pilot trial. Acta Neurol Scand. 2012 Jan;125(1):e3-6.

Jain SV, Kothare SV. Should we be targeting the sleep-wake patterns of children with epilepsy? Neuropsychiatry. 2011;1(6), 517–520.  

Book Chapters

Jain SV. Sleep Terrors and Confusional Arousals in Children and Adolescent. In Kothare SV and Ivanenko A. Prasomnia: Clinical Characteristics and Treatment. Springer. 2013.

Arya R, Jain SV. Sleep Walking in Children and Adolescent. In Kothare SV and Ivanenko A. Prasomnia: Clinical Characteristics and Treatment. Springer. 2013.

Jain SV, Morton LD. Evaluating the Child with Seizure: In Pellock JM, Dodson EW, Bourgeois BF, and Nordlii DR: Pediatric Epilepsy, Diagnosis and Treatment. New York, Demos Medical Publishing: Nov 2007.