A photo of Gewalin Aungaroon.

Pediatric Epileptologist, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Division of Neurology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4222

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

Epilepsy is a condition of the central nervous system in which brain activity does not act correctly —bringing seizures and other strange sensations as well as a lack of awareness. I’m most interested in research areas involving pediatric epilepsy, functional brain mapping, epilepsy surgery and investigational anti-seizure medication studies.

One of the problems I’m attempting to solve is finding a better strategy to understand the medical devices necessary to treat children with epilepsy. Since I work with children who have epilepsy in my clinical care, I realized that research in this area will help enhance the care I give my patients.

I specialize in pediatric epilepsy because I have a passion for enriching the quality of life for children with epilepsy. My research also involves medical and surgical therapies for children with epilepsy. I have pursued research aimed at electrocortical stimulation for language and motor mapping in children who receive epilepsy surgery.

I’ve also explored the utility of SISCOM (Subtraction Ictal SPECT Co-registered to MRI) in evaluating epilepsy surgery planning in children. Furthermore, I have investigated clinical neuropharmacology research in pediatric epilepsy.

At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, I completed my pediatric neurology residency and my fellowship in pediatric epilepsy. My research has been published in numerous journals, such as Clinical Neurophysiology, Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy, Epilepsy Research and the International Journal of Neuroscience.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric epilepsy; drug-resistant epilepsy; epilepsy surgery; electroencephalography (EEG); electrocorticography (ECoG)

Research Interests

Electrocortical stimulation for functional mapping; clinical neuropharmacology

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Neurology

Research Divisions

Neurology, Global Health

My Locations

My Education

MD: First-class honors, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

Residency: Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

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

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

My Publications

Neuropsychological outcomes after pediatric epilepsy surgery: Role of electrical stimulation language mapping. Sakpichaisakul, K; Byars, AW; Horn, PS; Aungaroon, G; Greiner, HM; Mangano, FT; Holland, KD; Arya, R. Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association. 2020; 80:183-191.

Ictal Bradyarrhythmia in a 2-Year-Old Male with Brainstem Embryonal Tumor. Garris, J; Aungaroon, G; Peariso, K. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy. 2020; 09:018-021.

Teaching Video NeuroImages: Ictal vomiting in a child. Aungaroon, G; Vawter-Lee, M. Neurology. 2018; 91:e1836-e1837.

Impact of radiotracer injection latency and seizure duration on subtraction ictal SPECT co-registered to MRI (SISCOM) performance in children. Aungaroon, G; Trout, A; Radhakrishnan, R; Horn, PS; Arya, R; Tenney, JR; Arthur, TM; Holland, KD; Mangano, FT; Leach, JL; et al. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 2018; 129:1842-1848.

Ictal nose wiping in childhood absence epilepsy: A case series. Aungaroon, G; Arya, R; Arthur, TM; Holland, KD. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2018; 172:134-136.

Fosphenytoin pre-medication for pediatric extra-operative electrical stimulation brain mapping. Arya, R; Aungaroon, G; Vera, AZ; Horn, PS; Byars, AW; Greiner, HM; Mangano, FT; Holland, KD. Epilepsy Research. 2018; 140:171-176.

Drug-resistant epilepsy in children with partial onset epilepsy treated with carbamazepine. Aungaroon, G; Holland, KD; Horn, PS; Standridge, SM; Imming, CM. International Journal of Neuroscience. 2017; 127:849-853.

Language and motor function thresholds during pediatric extra-operative electrical cortical stimulation brain mapping. Vera, AZ; Aungaroon, G; Horn, PS; Byars, AW; Greiner, HM; Tenney, JR; Arthur, TM; Crone, NE; Holland, KD; Mangano, FT; et al. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 2017; 128:2087-2093.

After-discharges and seizures during pediatric extra-operative electrical cortical stimulation functional brain mapping: Incidence, thresholds, and determinants. Aungaroon, G; Vera, AZ; Horn, PS; Byars, AW; Greiner, HM; Tenney, JR; Arthur, TM; Crone, NE; Holland, KD; Mangano, FT; et al. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 2017; 128:2078-2086.