A photo of Hansel Greiner.

Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4222

Board Certified

"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."

About Me

Biography

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.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric epilepsy; medically refractory epilepsy

 

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Neurology, Epilepsy

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Delineation of epileptogenic zones with high frequency magnetic source imaging based on kurtosis and skewness. Xiang, J; Maue, E; Fujiwara, H; Mangano, FT; Greiner, H; Tenney, J. Epilepsy Research. 2021; 172.

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; 1-12.

High-gamma modulation language mapping with stereo-EEG: A novel analytic approach and diagnostic validation. Ervin, B; Buroker, J; Rozhkov, L; Holloway, T; Horn, PS; Scholle, C; Byars, AW; Mangano, FT; Leach, JL; Greiner, HM; et al. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020; 131:2851-2860.

Generator replacement with cardiac-based VNS device in children with drug-resistant epilepsy: An observational study. Hadjinicolaou, A; Jain, P; Arya, R; Roth, C; Whitney, R; Yau, I; Greiner, HM; Mangano, FT; Rutka, JT; Go, C. Epilepsy Research. 2020; 167.

Electrical stimulation sensorimotor mapping with stereo-EEG. Arya, R; Ervin, B; Holloway, T; Dudley, J; Horn, PS; Buroker, J; Rozhkov, L; Scholle, C; Byars, AW; Leach, JL; et al. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020; 131:1691-1701.

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.

Functional MRI in Children: Current Clinical Applications. Guerin, JB; Greiner, HM; Mangano, FT; Leach, JL. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 2020; 33.

Prospective validation of a machine learning model that uses provider notes to identify candidates for resective epilepsy surgery. Wissel, BD; Greiner, HM; Glauser, TA; Holland-Bouley, KD; Mangano, FT; Santel, D; Faist, R; Zhang, N; Pestian, JP; Szczesniak, RD; et al. Epilepsia. 2020; 61:39-48.

Kurtosis and skewness of high-frequency brain signals are altered in paediatric epilepsy. Xiang, J; Maue, E; Fan, Y; Qi, L; Mangano, FT; Greiner, H; Tenney, J. Brain Communications. 2020; 2.

Clinical Letter: A case report of targeted therapy with sirolimus for NPRL3 epilepsy. Vawter-Lee, M; Franz, DN; Fuller, CE; Greiner, HM. Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association. 2019; 73:43-45.