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Gewalin Aungaroon, MD

  • Pediatric Epileptologist, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Division of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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.

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A Muddy Crystal Ball for Infantile-Onset Epilepsy Outcomes. Aungaroon, G. Epilepsy Currents. 2022.

Posterior Quadrant Disconnection Procedure for Intractable Epilepsy: A Case Series of 5 Young Pediatric Patients. Patel, SK; Gibson, JL; Lovha, M; Leach, JL; Arya, R; Tenney, JR; Holland, KD; Aungaroon, G; Greiner, HM; Skoch, J; et al. Operative Neurosurgery. 2022.

Responsive neurostimulation device therapy in pediatric patients with complex medically refractory epilepsy. Hartnett, SM; Greiner, HM; Arya, R; Tenney, JR; Aungaroon, G; Holland, K; Leach, JL; Air, EL; Skoch, J; Mangano, FT. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2022; 1-8.

Does Deep Brain Stimulation Work in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome? Well…it Depends. Aungaroon, G. Epilepsy Currents. 2022; 22:222-224.

Improving Detection of Hippocampal Epileptiform Activity Using Magnetoencephalography. Sidler, E; Greiner, H; Mangano, F; Skoch, J; Arya, R; Holland, K; Aungaroon, G; Arthur, T; Fujiwara, H; Horn, P; et al. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2022; 39:240-246.

Subtraction ictal SPECT co-registered to MRI (SISCOM) patterns in children with temporal lobe epilepsy. Aungaroon, G; Trout, AT; Radhakrishnan, R; Horn, PS; Arya, R; Tenney, JR; Holland, KD; Mangano, FT; Leach, JL; Rozhkov, L; et al. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2021; 121.

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.

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