Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

  • Meet the Team

    The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.

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    Director - Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

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    Tracy A. Glauser, MD
    Associate Director, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation

    513-636-4222

    tracy.glauser@cchmc.org

    Tracy A. Glauser, MD

    Associate Director, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation

    Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

    Co-Director, Genetic Pharmacology Service

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: tracy.glauser@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Epilepsy; pharmacogenetics; clinical pharmacology

    Research Interests

    Clinical pharmacology; pharmacogenetics; antiepileptic clinical trials 

    Biography

    Tracy A. Glauser, MD, is professor of pediatrics, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and co-director of the Genetic Pharmacology Service at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Glauser received his medical degree, cum laude, from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and fellowship in child neurology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Glauser completed a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke research fellowship in pediatric neurology and was a fellow in epilepsy and electroencephalography at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Dr. Glauser has authored and co-authored more than 130 articles and book chapters, been involved with the development of 6 evidence based guidelines about epilepsy therapy and given over 150 invited lectures throughout the world. He has been the principal investigator on multiple NIH grants. Currently, Dr. Glauser directs the NIH funded Childhood Absence Epilepsy clinical trial involving 32 pediatric centers around the United States. Dr. Glauser’s fields of expertise are pediatric neurology, pediatric epilepsy, clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenetics.

    Education and Training

    MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1985.

    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

    Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1990; Neurology (with special competence in child neurology), 1991.

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    Director - Epilepsy Surgery Program

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    Hansel M. Greiner, MD
    Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

    513-636-4222

    hansel.greiner@cchmc.org

    Hansel M. Greiner, MD

    Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: hansel.greiner@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric epilepsy; medically refractory epilepsy

    Education and Training

    MD: Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA, 2005.

    Residency: Neurology, Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

    Fellowships: Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Certification: Neurology, 2011.

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    Francesco T. Mangano, DO, FACS, FACOS
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

    513-636-4726

    francesco.mangano@cchmc.org

    Francesco T. Mangano, DO, FACS, FACOS

    Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery

    Phone: 513-636-4726

    Fax: 513-636-2808

    Email: francesco.mangano@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Francesco Mangano joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's in July 2005, as an associate professor of neurosurgery.

    A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mangano completed his neurosurgical residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2004 followed by a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Since joining the faculty of the division of pediatric neurosurgery at this Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, he has been instrumental in developing our nationally renowned Pediatric Epilepsy Program and is director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program. This program has already given many children a chance to experience a whole new life with marked reduction in the frequency of their debilitating seizures. After extensive evaluation and state of the art imaging and monitoring of the seizures, surgical intervention in many cases can then be exactly targeted to the source of the seizures. An extensive array of surgical techniques may be offered these patients, which ranges from implantation of a vagal nerve stimulator to resection of one whole side of the brain.

    In addition, he is a co-principal investigator for an NIH-funded multi-institutional research study investigating advanced MRI imaging techniques in children with congenital hydrocephalus. This is only one of his numerous active research projects which have resulted in numerous publications, book chapters and national and international presentations in the fields of epilepsy, diffusion tensor imaging (MRI) of hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, and vascular and neoplastic brain lesions. He also has expertise in complex disorders of the spine and spinal cord, including spinal cord tumors, and craniocervical junction.

    Dr. Mangano is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He was board certified in 2008 in Neurological Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

    Education and Training

    DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Philadelphia, PA.

    Residency: NYCOM-Long Island, Jewish Medical Center / North Shore University Health System, New Hyde Park, NY.

    Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine-St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

    Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, 2008.

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    Directors - New Onset Seizure Clinic

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    Avani C. Modi, PhD
    Director, Center for Adherence and Self-Management

    513-636-4336

    avani.modi@cchmc.org

    Avani C. Modi, PhD

    Director, Center for Adherence and Self-Management

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Co-Director, New Onset Seizure Clinic

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-803-0415

    Email: avani.modi@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Adjustment and adaptation in pediatric epilepsy

    Research Interests

    Treatment adherence; health-related quality of life; epilepsy; obesity; cystic fibrosis; sickle cell disease; bariatric surgery

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    Biography

    Avani Modi, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology and the Director of the Center for Adherence and Self Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her research lab focuses on adherence to pediatric medical regimens, including the measurement of adherence, identifying barriers to effective disease management, and developing and evaluating family-based interventions to improve adherence, especially within pediatric epilepsy. She also has an interest in the development of health-related quality-of-life outcome measures.

    Education and Training

    BS: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1998.

    MS: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2001.

    PhD: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2004.

    Internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

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    Grants

    National Institutes of Health-Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01HD073115)
    Supporting Treatment Adherence Regimens in Pediatric Epilepsy
    Principal Investigator (60% effort)
    Entire Project Period: 4/13-3/18.

    National Institutes of Health (UM1 DK07249301)
    Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits and Risks
    Co-Investigator (4% effort)
    Entire Project Period: 7/06-8/16.

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    Diego A. Morita, MD
    Co-Director, New Onset Seizure Clinic

    513-636-4222

    diego.morita@cchmc.org

    Diego A. Morita, MD

    Co-Director, New Onset Seizure Clinic

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: diego.morita@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Epilepsy; therapeutic drug management; pharmacogenetics

    Research Interests

    Clinical pharmacology; population pharmacokinetics; antiepileptic drug tolerability

    Biography

    Dr. Morita obtained his Medical Degree with honors from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He finished a three-year residency in Pediatrics at Buenos Aires British Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1996, he came to the United States and continued his training in Pediatrics at Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida.

    Dr. Morita was then a resident in Neurology at the University of Cincinnati, and later a fellow in Child Neurology at Cincinnati Children's. He completed fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy, and Epilepsy Clinical Neuropharmacology, both at Cincinnati Children's.

    After his fellowships, Dr. Morita opened a Child Neurology private practice in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in 2005 returned and joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children's.

    Dr. Morita's interests currently include the objective assessment of antiepileptic drug side effects, pharmacogenetics of antiepileptic drugs, and individualization of drug therapy.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1992.

    Residency: Buenos Aires British Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Child Neurology: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Epilepsy Clinical Neuropharmacology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

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    Providers

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    Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD
    Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

    513-636-4726

    ellen.air@cchmc.org

    Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD

    Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery

    Phone: 513-636-4726

    Email: ellen.air@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Movement disorders; epilepsy; deep brain stimulation; chronic pain syndromes; spinal cord stimulation

    Biography

    Ellen Air, MD, PhD, joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in September 2011. After earning her doctorate and medical degrees at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she completed her residency in neurosurgery with the UC Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Air continued her training with a fellowship in neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy, movement disorders, and pain at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Center.

    Dr. Air specializes in the use of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of dystonia, a disabling movement disorder which often presents in childhood. She brings particular expertise in the use of real-time magnetic resonance imaging to guide deep brain stimulator placement. This approach allows for highly accurate placement with improved patient comfort. In addition, Dr. Air treats a variety of chronic intractable pain syndromes using spinal cord stimulation which delivers electrical stimulation to the spinal cord, interrupting pain signals traveling to the brain.

    In addition to seeing patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Air is in private practice with Mayfield Clinic. She also serves as assistant professor of neurosurgery and director of the Division of Epilepsy at UC, and is a member of the UC Epilepsy Center and the UC Neuroscience Institute.

    Dr. Air's professional memberships include the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Women in Neurosurgery, and the American Medical Association. She is board-eligible with the American Board of Neurological Surgeons (ABNS).

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2002.

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2004.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery 2004-2010.

    Fellowship: Epilepsy, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco; 2011.

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    Todd M. Arthur, MD
    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    todd.arthur@cchmc.org

    Todd M. Arthur, MD

    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: todd.arthur@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neurophysiology in the ICU; epilepsy

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

    Residency: Pediatrics, West Virginia University, Charleston; Pediatric Neurology, University of Washington.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2002.


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    Ravindra Arya, MD, DM
    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    ravindra.arya@cchmc.org

    Ravindra Arya, MD, DM

    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: ravindra.arya@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Medically refractory epilepsy in children; epilepsy surgery; EEG; ECoG; functional mapping

    Biography

    Ravindra Arya, MD, DM, is a pediatric epileptologist with special interest in medically refractory epilepsy of childhood onset, epilepsy surgery and functional mapping. Children with epilepsy require multi-disciplinary care under supervision of a trained specialist for optimizing their management and to attain best possible outcomes. 

    Dr. Arya is also motivated towards bridging evidence gaps in patient care through clinical and translational research. He has diverse research interests in the field of childhood epilepsy. He has been principal investigator for two clinical trials:  “Intranasal versus intravenous lorazepam for control of acute seizures in children: A randomized, open-labeled non-inferiority trial (NCT 00735527)”, and “Effect of low-dose oral folic-acid supplementation on phenytoin induced gingival overgrowth: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial (NCT 00781196)”. The latter study provided class I evidence for efficacy of a vitamin (folic acid) to prevent a side effect of phenytoin, which is a widely used anti-seizure medication. He has also been principal investigator of an epidemiologic study looking at epilepsy in children with Down syndrome. This study was funded by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of India.

    Currently, he is principal investigator for a study aimed at developing and validating a novel methodology for language mapping in children undergoing invasive evaluation prior to epilepsy surgery, based on signal processing of corticograph data. He is also a co-investigator for other research projects including a retrospective study looking at comparative outcomes and their predictors in children undergoing vagus nerve stimulation and corpus callosotomy; a long term extension of the landmark Childhood Absence Epilepsy study; and a multicentric observational study on pediatric status epilepticus.

    Education and Training

    Medical School: NSCB Medical College, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP, India, 2001.

    Residency: Pediatrics, NSCB Medical College, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP, India, 2005.

    Residency: Pediatric Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 2010.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Epilepsy, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

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    Grants

    Impact of Initial Therapy and Response On Long Term Outcome in Children with Childhood Absence Epilepsy. Co-investigator. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Sept 2011 – Aug 2014.

    Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group. Co-investigator. American Epilepsy Society and Epilepsy Foundation of America Infrastructure Award. Jan 2013 – Dec 2013.

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    Peggy O. Clark, MSN, APRN, PNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-8467

    peggy.clark@cchmc.org

    Peggy O. Clark, MSN, APRN, PNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-8467

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: peggy.clark@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric epilepsy; new onset and treatment resistant epilepsy; antiepileptic clinical trials 

    Biography

    Peggy Clark received her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Kentucky. She graduated with honors from the university’s Honors Program, served as student senator for the College of Nursing, and was named Outstanding Nursing Student in her senior year. She has worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center since receiving her undergraduate nursing degree, and has been a clinical nurse, assistant head nurse, educational nurse specialist, and a nurse practitioner with an epilepsy research focus since 1995. She is a member of the Children’s Medical Center Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, The Greater Cincinnati Epilepsy Foundation Board of Directors, and the APN Professional Inquiry Council.

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Kentucky, 1979.

    MSN: University of Kentucky, 1985.

    Post-Masters Clinical Scholar (PNP): University of Kentucky, 1995.

    Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center, 1995.

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    Hansel M. Greiner, MD
    Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

    513-636-4222

    hansel.greiner@cchmc.org

    Hansel M. Greiner, MD

    Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: hansel.greiner@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric epilepsy; medically refractory epilepsy

    Education and Training

    MD: Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA, 2005.

    Residency: Neurology, Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

    Fellowships: Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Certification: Neurology, 2011.

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    Barbara E. Hallinan, MD, PhD
    Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    Barbara E. Hallinan, MD, PhD

    Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Neurology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

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    Specialties

    Infantile epilepsy

    Education and Training

    PhD: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1989.

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2007; Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2007.

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    Katherine D. Holland, MD, PhD
    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    katherine.holland@cchmc.org

    Katherine D. Holland, MD, PhD

    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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    Specialties

    Mechanisms of epileptogenesis

    Education and Training

    MD: Washington University, St Louis MO, 1991.

    PhD (pharmacology): Washington University, St Louis MO, 1991.

    Internship: Children's Hospital, Boston MA.

    Residency: St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO.

    Certification: Neurology with added qualification in pediatric neurology, 2000.

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    Sejal V. Jain, MD
    Director, Epilepsy-Sleep Clinical Program

    513-636-4222

    sejal.jain@cchmc.org

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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

    Email: sejal.jain@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Medical and surgical management of epilepsy; sleep disorders

    Research Interests

    Sleep disorders in children with epilepsy; clinical drug trials

    Biography

    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).

    Education and Training

    MD: Gujarat University, India.

    Residency: Nassau University Medical Center, NY.

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

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

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    Sally R. Monahan, DNP, APRN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    sally.monahan@cchmc.org

    Sally R. Monahan, DNP, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: sally.monahan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Epilepsy

    Education and Training

    Doctor of Nursing Practice: The Ohio State University, 2012.

    MSN, CPNP: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

    RN, BSN: College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2000.

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    Douglas F. Rose, MD
    Pediatric Epileptologist

    513-636-4222

    douglas.rose@cchmc.org

    Douglas F. Rose, MD

    Pediatric Epileptologist

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: douglas.rose@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Epilepsy; improvement of the quality of life for children with epilepsy; studies of brain and physiology to better understand brain function

    Research Interests

    Neuropharmacology; epilepsy surgery; central auditory processing; magnetoencephalography; functional cortical mapping; fMRI; SPECT; vagus nerve stimulator; ketogenic diet; language development and language disorders

    Biography

    Dr. Rose grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife lived briefly in Fairborn and Dayton, Ohio when first married. Subsequently they moved to Washington, DC to study and work at the National Institutes of Health. They then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico for several years to continue work and research, before moving to Memphis, Tennessee and then Cincinnati.

    Education and Training

    MD: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1977

    Residency: Rainbow Babies and Childrens, Cleveland, Ohio, 1979

    Fellowship: University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, 1982

    Instructor:, Department of Neurology, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, 1983

    Fellowship: Epilepsy, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1983-1984

    Fellowship: Neurophysiology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1984-1985

    Medical Staff Fellow: Clinical Epilepsy Section, National Institutes of Health, 1983-1984

    Medical Staff Fellow: EEG Laboratory, National Institutes of Health, 1984-1986

    Medical Staff Fellow: Unit on Neurophysiology, National Institutes of Health, 1986-1987

    Senior Staff Fellow: Unit on Neurophysiology, National Institutes of Health, 1987-1989

    Associate Professor: Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., 1989-1992

    Director: Center for Magnetoencephalography, Albuquerque, N.M., 1989-1992

    Associate Professor: Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn. 1992-2000

    Associate Professor: Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn. 1992-2000

    Adjunct Associate Professor: Memphis Speech and Hearing Center, Department of Audiology, University of Memphis, Tenn., 1998-present.

    Division Chief: Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, 1994-2000

    Medical Director: Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Le Bonheur Children's Medical, Center, Memphis, Tenn., 1992-2000

    Director: Cincinnati Children's Neurodiagnostic Laboratory, 2003 to present.

    Director: Cincinnati Children's Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program, 2001 to present.

    Medical Director: Cincinnati Children's MEG Center, 2005 to present.

    Certification: Pediatrics 1984 ; Neurology with special competence in Child Neurology 1984; Clinical Neurophysiology 1986; Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology 1994

    Practice Locations: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Main Campus; Outpatient Services -- Anderson


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    Shannon M. Standridge, MPH, DO

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: neurodesk@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General neurology

    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Neurophysiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008; Neurology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2007.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2004.

    MPH: The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, OH, 2008.

    DO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO, 2002.

    BS: Biology, Lyon College, Batesville, AS, 1997.

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    Jeffrey R. Tenney, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: jeffrey.tenney@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Epilepsy; EEG; MEG; Functional MRI

    Biography

    Jeffrey Tenney, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology within the Division of Neurology and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Cincinnati Children's. He has a joint academic appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Tenney graduated with his BS and MS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. He earned his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship (F30 NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health. He completed his residency in child neurology followed by a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Tenney’s research interests include mapping the onset and spread of generalized seizures and how these patterns may relate to treatment response and clinical outcome. Dr. Tenney has received a “Taking Flight Award” from CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) to fund this work. Clinically, Dr. Tenney evaluates and manages patients with epilepsy in the New Onset Seizure clinic and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. He also reads electroencephalograms (EEGs) and has a special interest in patients with Childhood Absence Epilepsy (CAE). Dr. Tenney is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, Organization for Human Brain Mapping and Child Neurology Society.

    Education and Training

    MD/PhD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2006.

    Residency: Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Certification: Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, 2011.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Seizure Generator Location and Antiepileptic Drug Efficacy. Principal Investigator. CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) “Taking Flight Award”. Feb 2011-Dec 2012.

    Imaging the effect of centrotemporal spikes and seizures on language in children. Collaborator. NINDS. Sep 2011-June 2016.

    Cameron Thomas, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: cameron.thomas@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2005.

    Residency: Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2010.

    MS: Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Publications

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    Michele M. Turner, MSN, APRN, CNS
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurology / Epilepsy

    513-636-4224

    epilepsysurgery@cchmc.org

    Michele M. Turner, MSN, APRN, CNS

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurology / Epilepsy

    Phone: 513-636-4224

    Fax: 513-636-2989

    Email: epilepsysurgery@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Michele M. Turner, MSN, APRN, CNP, has more than 30 years experience in both pediatric and adult neurosciences. She has been a neurology advance practice registered nurse for the last 13 years with a focus in epilepsy. Her subspecialty interest is in the special needs of women with epilepsy. She is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Nursing at Wright State University. She has participated in multiple educational presentations addressing seizures. 

    Education and Training

    Two Masters of Science: Nursing, The Ohio State University.

    Certificate of Authority: Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist with Prescriptive Authority.


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    Cindy A. Wesolowski, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    cindy.wesolowski@cchmc.org

    Cindy A. Wesolowski, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-4026

    Email: cindy.wesolowski@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric epilepsy

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Cincinnati.

    MSN: Indiana University.

    Post Masters: University of Cincinnati.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1997.

    Psychologists / Neuropsychologists

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    Shanna M. Guilfoyle, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    shanna.guilfoyle@cchmc.org

    Shanna M. Guilfoyle, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Email: shanna.guilfoyle@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Childhood depression and anxiety; epilepsy management; behavior modification; cognitive-behavioral therapy; family functioning; parenting stress and distress; self-management; adherence

    Biography

    Shanna M. Guilfoyle, PhD, is an assistant professor in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She currently serves as the clinical psychologist within a multi-disciplinary team in the Division of Neurology’s New Onset Seizure Clinic. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of psychological comorbidities associated with pediatric epilepsy. Broadly, she has studied child, caregiver, and family functioning and their impact on pediatric chronic disease management and adherence across a variety of pediatric chronic conditions (i.e., obesity, transplant, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes). She has served as a clinical interventionist on multiple NIH-funded randomized clinical trials to promote pediatric self-management and medication adherence.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Kent State University, 2009.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2008-2009.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2009-2011.

    Publications

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    Avani C. Modi, PhD
    Director, Center for Adherence and Self-Management

    513-636-4336

    avani.modi@cchmc.org

    Avani C. Modi, PhD

    Director, Center for Adherence and Self-Management

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Co-Director, New Onset Seizure Clinic

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-803-0415

    Email: avani.modi@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Adjustment and adaptation in pediatric epilepsy

    Research Interests

    Treatment adherence; health-related quality of life; epilepsy; obesity; cystic fibrosis; sickle cell disease; bariatric surgery

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    Biography

    Avani Modi, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology and the Director of the Center for Adherence and Self Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her research lab focuses on adherence to pediatric medical regimens, including the measurement of adherence, identifying barriers to effective disease management, and developing and evaluating family-based interventions to improve adherence, especially within pediatric epilepsy. She also has an interest in the development of health-related quality-of-life outcome measures.

    Education and Training

    BS: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1998.

    MS: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2001.

    PhD: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2004.

    Internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    Publications

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    Grants

    National Institutes of Health-Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01HD073115)
    Supporting Treatment Adherence Regimens in Pediatric Epilepsy
    Principal Investigator (60% effort)
    Entire Project Period: 4/13-3/18.

    National Institutes of Health (UM1 DK07249301)
    Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits and Risks
    Co-Investigator (4% effort)
    Entire Project Period: 7/06-8/16.


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    Anna Weber Byars, PhD, ABPP-Cn
    Pediatric Neuropsychologist

    513-636-4222

    Anna Weber Byars, PhD, ABPP-Cn

    Pediatric Neuropsychologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

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    Specialties

    Functional MRI; stroke; epilepsy; language disorders

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

    Internship: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Neuroradiology

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    Michael J. Gelfand, MD
    Chief, Section of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-7650

    michael.gelfand@cchmc.org

    Michael J. Gelfand, MD

    Chief, Section of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7650

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: michael.gelfand@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Nuclear medicine

    Biography

    Michael J. Gelfand, MD, is chief of the Section of Nuclear Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    He received his BA from the University of Michigan and his MD from Stanford University. After two years at the National Institutes of Health, he completed residencies in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's and nuclear medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

    Dr. Gelfand's research interests include I-123-MIBG imaging of neuroblastoma, new applications of hybrid imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT, PET/MRI) in pediatrics, and radiation dose reduction in nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging.

    Dr. Gelfand has served as president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and served on the board of directors of that organization for 10 years.

    Dr. Gelfand co-edited the textbooks Effective Use of Computers in Nuclear Medicine and Pediatric Nuclear Imaging. His publications include 126 journal articles and 31 book chapters. He has been an invited lecturer or visiting professor in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and Australia.

    Education and Training

    BA: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1966. 

    MD: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1971. 

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1973-1975, 1977; Nuclear Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-1977. 

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1978; Nuclear Medicine, 1978.

    Publications

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    Blaise V. Jones, MD
    Chief, Neuroradiology

    513-636-8574

    blaise.jones@cchmc.org

    Blaise V. Jones, MD

    Chief, Neuroradiology

    Associate Director for Clinical Operations

    Medical Director, MRI

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8574

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: blaise.jones@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric neuroradiology; cerebrovascular disease; neuro-oncology

    Biography

    Blaise V. Jones, MD, completed his undergraduate work at Duke University in 1984 and received his MD from Georgetown University in 1988. Dr. Jones did his radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati and a pediatric neuroradiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Jones was an assistant professor of radiology and pediatrics and section chief of MR imaging at the M.S. Hershey Center of the Penn State University School of Medicine before joining the pediatric neuroradiology faculty at Cincinnati Children's.

    He is past president of the American Society for Pediatric Neuroradiology and former chair of the Pediatric Neuroradiology Committee of the Society for Pediatric Radiology. He is an examiner for the American Board of Radiology in Neuroradiology.

    Education and Training

    MD: Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC, 1988.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1989-1993. 

    Fellowships: Neuroradiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1994; Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1994-1995. 

    Certification: Maintenance of Certification in Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 2006; Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 1996; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1993; Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989.

    Publications

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    James L. Leach, MD
    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-7591

    james.leach@cchmc.org

    James L. Leach, MD

    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7591

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: james.leach@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neuroradiology; advanced imaging in epilepsy; multimodal imaging of brain tumors; imaging of stroke; MRI utilization; quality assurance initiatives for neuroradiologic interpretation

    Biography

    James (Jim) Leach, MD, is a neuroradiologist specializing in pediatric neuroradiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He grew up in southeastern Ohio and attended Ohio University majoring in Zoology with an emphasis on comparative anatomy. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a third-year student.

    After seeing a clinical conference given by Bob Lukin, MD, then chief of Neuroradiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he decided on Radiology as a career. He was Chief Resident of Radiology in 1994, and fellow in neuroradiology from 1995-1997 at the University of Cincinnati.

    After serving as a staff neuroradiologist at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Leach spent five years in private practice at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville, Indiana. Dr. Leach returned to the University of Cincinnati in 2003. He was program director for the Radiology Residency Program from 2003-2006. Dr. Leach began his full time career at Cincinnati Children's in September 2007, focusing on pediatric neuroradiology.

    Education and Training

    BS: Ohio University, Athens, 1985.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1990.

    Residency: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1990 -1994.

    Fellowship: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1994 -1996.

    Visiting Fellowship: Intensive Introduction to Functional MRI, MGH / MIT / HMS Martinos Center, Charlestown, MA, March 2006.

    Certification: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1990; American Board of Radiology, 1994; Neuroradiology, 1997, 2007.

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    Pathology

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    Lili Miles, MD
    Staff Pathologist

    513-636-4261

    lili.miles@cchmc.org

    Lili Miles, MD

    Staff Pathologist

    Director, Fellowship Training Program

    Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Pathology

    Phone: 513-636-4261

    Fax: 513-636-3924

    Email: lili.miles@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric pathology; pediatric neuropathology; pediatric neuromuscular disease

    Research Interests

    Mitochondrial diseases; coenzyme Q10; pediatric brain tumors; classification and grading of cortical dysplasia; hepatic pathology in pediatric NASH patients and animal models

    Education and Training

    MD: The Shanghai Second Medical University, Shanghai, China, 1986.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

    Fellow: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

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    Nutrition

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    Jessica C. Harvey, MS, RD, LD
    Registered Dietitian, Division of Nutrition Therapy

    513-636-1574

    jessica.harvey@cchmc.org

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    Therese O'Flaherty, MS, RD, LD, CSP
    Dietician Specialist, Division of Nutrition Therapy

    513-636-8421

    therese.oflaherty@cchmc.org


    Nursing Staff

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    Nicole M. Inman, RNII, BSN, CPN
    Nurse Practitioner, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Neurology

    513-636-4222

    nicole.inman@cchmc.org

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    Leslie M. Reed, RN, BSN, CPN
    Care Manager, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

    513-636-4222

    leslie.reed@cchmc.org