Comprehensive list of GOOD Neurologists, Epileptologists, Neurosurgeons, Pediatric Docs

Below is a compilation by forum members of who have had positive experiences with docs over the years. This list is based on personal recommendations and, of course is purely subjective. But I thought it might be helpful for anyine looking for a good Neurologist…Epileptologist…Neurosurgeon…or Pediatric Doctor.

The list is organized alphabetically by state...


Dr. Jennifer DeWolfe, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Dr. Nasrollah Eslami, Bessemer, AL
Dr. Edward Faught, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Dr. Robert Knowlton, Universtiy of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Dr. A. Lebron Paige, UAB, AL
Dr. Potts, Tuscaloosa, AL

Dr. David Labiner, University of Arizona, AZ

Dr. Kristin D. Ashley, Auburn, CA
Dr. Everett Austin, Kaiser in Redwood City. Also UCSF Epilepsy Center, CA
Dr. Robert Burgerman, Sacramento Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, CA
Dr. Robert S. Fisher, Stanford Epilepsy Center, CA
Dr. Blondell Gage, Kaiser, Stockton, CA
Dr. Christianne Heck, USC, CA
Dr. Rosalind Hsia, Sacramento Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, CA
Dr. Vincente Iragui, UCSD, CA
Dr. Kenneth Laxer, California Pacific Medical Center, CA
Dr. William Marks, UCSF, CA
Dr. Martha Morrell, Chief Medical Officer of NeuroPace, Mountain View, CA
Dr. Edwin Tasch, Kaiser, Santa Clara (Permanente Medical Group), CA
Dr. Jill Trice, Choc Epilepsy Center, Orange, CA
Dr. Calvin Wheeler, Kaiser, Fremont, CA

Dr. Patricia Fodor, Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Robert Duckrow, Yale (at least somewhere in New Haven, if not at Yale), CT
Dr. Adam Mednick, Comprehensive Neurological Management, North Haven, CT
Dr. Susan Spencer, Yale New Haven Hospital, CT

Dr. George Dmytrenko, Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL
Dr. Erasmo A. Passaro, Bayfront Medical Center & Suncoast Medical Clinic, FL
Dr. Hal Pineless, Winter Park, FL
Dr. William Tatum, Tampa, FL

Dr. Donald King, Medical College of Georgia, GA
Dr. Suzette LaRoche, Emory Epilepsy Center, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Joseph Smith, Medical College of Georgia, GA
Dr. David Villasanna, Kennestone Neurology Associates, Marietta, GA

Dr. Balabanov, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Dr. John Ebersole, University of Chicago, IL
Dr. Andres Kanner, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Dr. Michael Smith, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Dr. Allison Weaver (somewhere in Evansville, IN)

Dr. Fatima Rahdi, Manhattan, KS

Bensalem, University of Kentucky Hospital, KY

Dr. William Gladley, Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Heidi L. Henninger, Maine Neurology, ME

Dr. Francis Mwaisela, Towson Neurology Associates Towson, MD

Dr. Edward Bromfield, Brigham & Women's Hospital, MA
Dr. Andrew Cole, MD, Massachusetts General, Boston, MA
Dr. G. Rees Cosgrove, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA
Dr. Dan Hoch, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Catherine Phillips, UMassachusetts Medical Center, MA

Dr. Gregory L. Barkley, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Dr. Kerry Hulsing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Jack Parent, U of MI Neurology, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Linda M. Selwa, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Brien J. Smith, Henry Ford Neurology, Detroit, MI
Dr. Adriana Tanner, St. Mary's Epilepsy Clinic, Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Greg Cascino, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
Dr. Thomas Henry, MN
Dr. Frank Ritter, Minnesota Epilepsy Group, MN

Dr. William Rosenfeld, St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, MO

New Hampshire
Dr. Greg Holmes, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

New Jersey
Dr. Eric Gellar, St. Barnabas, NJ
Dr. Wei Ma, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ

New York
Dr. Carl Bazil, Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York City, NY
Dr. Orrin Devinsky, NYU Comp Epilepsy Center, NY
Dr. Werner Doyle, NYU, NY
Dr. Mark Gudesblatt, South Shore Neurological Associates, Long Island, NY
Dr. Cynthia L. Harden, Cornell-Weill Medical Center, NY
Dr. Lawrence J. Hirsch, Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York City, NY
Dr. Steven Karceski, Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York City, NY
Dr. Jeffrey T. Kessler, North Shore University Hospital, Great Neck, NY
Dr. Daniel Luciano, NYU, NY
Dr. Alison Pack, Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York City, NY
Dr. Stanley R. Resor, Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, NY
Dr. Jody Stackman, Cayuga Neurologic Services in Ithaca, Cortland, NY

North Carolina
Dr. John DeToledo, Wake Forest Medical Center, NC
Dr. Laura Jozewicz, Raleigh, NC
Dr. James Parrott, Neuroscience and Spine Institute, Charlotte, NC
Dr. Sheila Smalls, Forest City, NC

Dr. William Carroll, Grant Medical Center Columbus, OH
Dr. Jean Cibula, Mt. Carmel Healthcare, Columbus, OH
Dr. Miles E. Drake, Ohio State University OH
Dr. David Ficker, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Robert Simkins, Wallace Kettering neurologist-Science Center, Kettering, OH
Dr. Michael Karathanos, Tulsa, OK

Dr. W. Brewster Smith, Oregon Comprehensive Epilepsy Center/OHS, OR
Dr. Norman So, Oregon Epilepsy Clinic, Portland, OR

Dr. Shobha Asthana, Belle Vernon and Lemont Furnance, PA
Dr. Jacqueline French, University of Pennsylvania Epilepsy Center, PA
Dr. Roderick Hines, Neurological Associates of Lancaster, PA
Dr. Joyce Liporace, Media, PA
Dr. Timothy Martin, Neurological Associates of Lancaster PA
Dr. Paul L. Schraeder, Albert Einstein? (somewhere in Philly area), PA
Dr. Michael Sperling, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

South Dakota
Dr. Kathryn Florio, Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Bola Adamolekun, Semmes-Murphy Neurological Clinic-Memphis, TN
Dr. Andre Lagrange, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN
Dr. Julie Jacques, Morristown, TN

Dr. Stasha Gominak, Tyler, TX
Dr. Robert Leroy, Medical City, Dallas, TX
Dr. Michael Newmark, Houston, TX
Dr. Padraig O'Suilleabhain, UT Southwestern Aston Center, Dallas, TX
Dr. Jeremy Slater, Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at UT, TX
Dr. Paul Van Ness, Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Dr. Jane Fountain, PhD, UVA geneticist, VA
Dr. Mark Quigg, UVA, VA
Dr. Donald Taylor, Saint Mary's Hospital, Richmond, VA

Dr. Lisa Caylor, Swedish Epilepsy Center, Seattle, WA
Dr. Michael Elliot, Virgina Mason...Seattle, WA
Dr. Nicholas Poolos, Harborview Epilepsy Ctr, Seattle, WA
Dr. David Vossler, Washington Neuroscience Institute, WA
Dr. Alan Wilensky, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington's Epilepsy Center, WA

Washington D.C.
Dr. Samuel Potolicchio, GW Medical Faculty Associates, Washington D.C.

Dr. Greg Fischer, Gundersen Luthern Clinic, LaCrosse, WI

Ontario, Canada
Dr. Marika J. Hohol, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Pediatric Doctors Recommended by The Epilepsy Foundation of America

Dr. Kevin Chapman (Pediatric Epileptologist/Neurologist), Barrows Neurological Institue, Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Nutik, Kaiser-Redwood City, CA
Dr. Joyce Wu, UCLA Mattel Childrens Hospital Division of Ped. Neurology, CA

Dr. Robert Flamini, Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Marianne Larsen, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Dr. Vicenta Salanova, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. William R Leahy, Greenbelt, MD

Dr. Adjani, UMassachusetts Medical Center, MA
Dr. Blaise Bourgeois, Children's Hospital of Boston, MA
Dr. Laurie Douglass, Boston, MA

Dr. Harry Chugani, Detroit Childrens Hospital, Detroit, MI
Dr. Eileen McCormick, Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders (MIND), Farmington Hills, MI

Dr. Mary Dunn, St. Paul Children's, St. Paul, MN

Dr. David Callahan, St. Luke's Hospital, West Chesterfield, MO
Dr. Richard Torkelson, Childrens Mercy, Kansas City, MO

New Jersey
Dr. Steven Kugler, Robert Wood Johnson, NJ
Dr. Wollack, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

New York
Dr. Claudia Chiriboga, Columbia Presbyterian, NY
Dr. Gail Solomon, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, NY

North Carolina
Dr. Darrell V. Lewis, Duke Children's, NC

Dr. Kerry Crone, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Khurana, Pediatric St. Christopher's Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Barbara Olsen, Pediatric Neurology Associates, Nashville, TN
Dr. James Wheless, Le Bonheur Hospital, Memphis, TN

Dr. Imad T. Jarjour, Houston, TX
Dr. Anthony Riela, Texas Child Neurology, Plano, TX
Dr. Angus Wilfong, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Dr. Kurt Hecox, (spec. epilepsy) Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, WI
Dr. S. Anne Joseph, (pediatric neurology), Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, WI
Dr. Mary Zupanc, Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Neurosurgeon Recommendations from the Epilepsy Foundation of America

Dr. Michael Appuzo, USC, CA
Dr. Charles Liu, USC, CA

Dr. Dennis Spencer, Yale New Haven Hospital, CT

Dr. Kirk Jobe, Bayfront Medical Center & Suncoast Medical Clinic, FL

Dr. Robert Gross, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Roger Hudgins, Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, GA

Dr. Richard Byrne, Rush University, IL

Dr. Madsen, Children's Hospital of Boston, MA
Dr. Emad Nader Eskandar, Massachusetts General, MA

Dr. Oren Sagher, University of Michigan, MI

Dr. Richard Marsh, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

New York
Dr. Robert Goodman, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY
Dr. Guy McKhann, Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, NY
Dr. Theodore Schwartz, Cornell, NY

Dr. William Bingaman, Cleveland Clinic, OH

Dr. Michael J. O'Conner, Jefferson University Hospital, PA

Dr. Boop, Le Bonheur Hospital, Memphis, TN

Dr. Nitin Tandon, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX
Dr. Yosher, Baylor Clinic, Houston, TX

Dr. Mark Shaffrey, UVA, VA

Dr. Jeff Ojemann, U of Washington, WI




2 BEST DOCTORS - 1 has just moved from WI to CA

DR. MARY ZUPANC has moved to Children's Hospital of Orange County in CALIFORNIA

DR. MARCUCCILLI is a "protege" of hers in Milwaukee, WI.

BOTH are the world's greatest epileptologists in my opinion.  We fly to see them from TN.  No distance is too great.  They are the only ones who could help save our daughter from intractable epilepsy.  She is now seizure-free on her magic bullet combination of Depakote, Felbatol & Diamox.

Also, DON'T waste your time with Johns Hopkins Ketogenic Diet program.  Go to a real EMU with real epileptologists first.  Dr. Eric Kossoff treated my daughter shamefully.  I am only glad that his  closing the door on us led us to Zupanc & Marcuccilli.

We thank God every day for his healing mercies in our family and pray that you will find the same!

Re: 2 BEST DOCTORS - 1 has just moved from WI to CA

Wow! That's great info. And thanks for the heads-up!

Phylis Feiner Johnson

Re: 2 BEST DOCTORS - 1 has just moved from WI to CA

Can you tell me which doctors they are?


Phylis Feiner Johnson

Re: Comprehensive list of GOOD Neuro

Just had neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix AZ. it hasn't even been a week, it was six days ago, and I'm slowly in the healing process.

I met my doctor about a year and a half ago, I had just moved to Arizona 2 years ago and had to get new prescriptions for the drugs which were way too rough on me, very tired and fuzzy. they switched me to another medication and things improved as far as side effects, but the seizures were still an issue. they brought up the idea of surgery. something I'd never have considered.

Dr Matthew Hoerth is my Neurologist, Was a fellow when I first met him there. he's now a full blown neurologist. I don't see him in the actual directory on mayo's site. it was just a couple months ago.

Dr. Richard S Zimmerman is my Neurosurgeon

Dr. Katherine H. Noe, did the neuropsych testing that helped decide on how good of an option surgery would be and the possible deficits

Awesome results. Was very ready for possible shortcomings from speech and memory, but am lucky to have very little from it. I'm very optimistic things will continue to improve. Still in the healing process, and am taking things very carefully as I'm recovering, but am surprised how well I'm doing so soon after.

Re: Comprehensive list of GOOD Neuro

Deep C, You are worth your weight in gold!

We didn't have a neurosurgeon in Arizona, nor ANY Neuropsychs!!!

A zillion thanks!!!

Phylis Feiner Johnson

To vouch for a neuro...

Dr Vossler in Washington is outstanding.  He takes his time with every patient, always asks a ton of questions and never makes you feel "silly."  He also does research for UCB, and has been published several times.  He specializes solely in epilepsy in adults. I consider myself incredibly fortunate that I am under his care.

Peoria, IL

My son is only 2 months old, and we have only seen one neurologist so far (pediatric neurologist), Dr. Blas Zelaya in Peoria, IL. He has been wonderful, and that is coming from someone who has had very few positive experiences with doctors or specialists myself. He has shown nothing but true concern over my son and it is so wonderful to know your doctor feels that way.