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.