I believe that every patient presents as a puzzle, and I work with a fabulous team — which includes the patient and family — to solve that puzzle.
Hansel M. Greiner, MD



I am a pediatric neurologist and epilepsy specialist who treats children and adolescents with epilepsy, drug-resistant epilepsy and focal cortical dysplasia.

I've always been interested in the brain, and I completed an adult neurology residency before "seeing the light" and switching to children. Then, I did additional training at Cincinnati Children’s, so I would be confident practicing in a pediatric hospital.

In our epilepsy surgery group, we are continually adding new ideas and technology to help kids with drug-resistant epilepsy. The program is truly cutting-edge. I believe that every patient presents as a puzzle, and I work with a fabulous team — which includes the patient and family — to solve that puzzle.

Through my research, I want to find a better way to identify areas of cortical dysplasia that causes seizures. I also want to find a better way to identify important language areas in children who need surgery.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife, our four great kids and our ever-changing assortment of animals. We are an active family — with sports, cycling and tree-house building being some of our favorite activities.

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.


Pediatric epilepsy; medically refractory epilepsy


Services and Specialties

Neurology, Epilepsy

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Tolerability of transcranial magnetic stimulation language mapping in children. Greiner, HM; Maue, E; Horn, PS; Vannest, J; Vedala, K; Leach, JL; Tenney, JR; Williamson, B; Fujiwara, H; Coghill, RC; et al. Epilepsy Research. 2023; 194:107183.

Neuronal Circuits Supporting Development of Visual Naming Revealed by Intracranial Coherence Modulations. Arya, R; Ervin, B; Buroker, J; Greiner, HM; Byars, AW; Rozhkov, L; Skoch, J; Horn, PS; Frink, C; Scholle, C; et al. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2022; 16:867021.

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.

Beta synchrony for expressive language lateralizes to right hemisphere in development. Sharma, VV; Vannest, J; Greiner, HM; Fujiwara, H; Tenney, JR; Williamson, BJ; Kadis, DS. Scientific Reports. 2021; 11:3949.

A distributed network supports spatiotemporal cerebral dynamics of visual naming. Ervin, B; Buroker, J; Byars, AW; Rozhkov, L; Leach, JL; Horn, PS; Scholle, C; Mangano, FT; Greiner, HM; Holland, KD; et al. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2021; 132:2948-2958.

Categorizing cortical dysplasia lesions for surgical outcome using network functional connectivity. Bdaiwi, AS; Greiner, HM; Leach, J; Mangano, FT; DiFrancesco, MW. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2021; 28:600-608.

Fast Automated Stereo-EEG Electrode Contact Identification and Labeling Ensemble. Ervin, B; Rozhkov, L; Buroker, J; Leach, JL; Mangano, FT; Greiner, HM; Holland, KD; Arya, R. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 2021; 99:393-404.

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; 121:108074.

Early identification of epilepsy surgery candidates: A multicenter, machine learning study. Wissel, BD; Greiner, HM; Glauser, TA; Pestian, JP; Kemme, AJ; Santel, D; Ficker, DM; Mangano, FT; Szczesniak, RD; Dexheimer, JW. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. 2021; 144:41-50.

Neuromagnetic high frequency spikes are a new and noninvasive biomarker for localization of epileptogenic zones. Xiang, J; Maue, E; Tong, H; Mangano, FT; Greiner, H; Tenney, J. Seizure-European Journal of Epilepsy. 2021; 89:30-37.

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