The Epilepsy.com Editorial Board is comprised of renowned experts who cover a wide range of disciplines in the field of epilepsy treatment and research. They are constantly adding critically important content to help users learn about the spectrum of epilepsy and seizures, discover the latest news on treatments, understand how to manage epilepsy, and find help for living with seizures.

Andres M. Kanner MD

Elaine Wirrell MD

Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN
Associate Editor / Community Manager

Topic editors

  • Jeffrey W. Britton MD
    Autoimmune Epilepsies Editor
    Rochester, MN
  • Sloka Iyengar PhD
    Basic Science Editor
    New York, NY
  • Teresa M. Cook RN
    Children & Families Editor
    Rochester, MN
  • Katherine C. Nickels MD
    Comorbidities (Pediatric) Editor
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Katherine Noe MD, PhD
    Comorbidities, Quality Care, and Wellness Editor
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Amy Crepeau MD
    Diagnostics Editor
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Charuta Joshi MBBS
    Epilepsy Syndromes Editor
    Aurora, CO
  • Naymee J. Velez-Ruiz MD
    Gender Issues in Epilepsy Editor
    Miami, FL
  • Annapurna Poduri MD, MPH
    Genetics Co-Editor
    Boston, MA
  • Beth Rosen Sheidley MS, CGC
    Genetics Co-Editor
    Boston, MA
  • Eric Kossoff MD
    Ketogenic Diet Editor
    Baltimore, MD
  • Kamil Detyniecki MD
    Medications Co-Editor
    Miami, FL
  • Barry Gidal Pharm D
    Medications Co-Editor
    Madison, WI
  • Selim Benbadis MD
    NES, Controversies, and Hot Topics Editor
    Tampa, FL
  • Angel Hernandez MD
    Pediatrics Editor / Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board Chair
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Nancy McNamara MD
    Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Editor
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Jacqueline French MD
    Research Editor / Epilepsy Foundation Chief Medical and Innovation Officer
    New York, NY
  • John Hixson MD
    Seizure Detection and Alerting Devices Editor
    San Francisco, CA
  • Matthew Hoerth MD
    Seizure Emergency Editor
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Omar A. Danoun MD
    Structural Epilepsies Editor
    Detroit, MI
  • Daniel Friedman MD
    SUDEP Editor
    New York, NY
  • Sandra Dewar RN, MS
    Surgery and Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers Editor
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Adriana Bermeo-Ovalle MD
    Surgery and Devices Co-Editor
    Chicago, IL
  • Stephan U. Schuele MD, MPH
    Surgery and Devices Co-Editor
    Chicago, IL
  • David Taplinger MD
    Wellness Editor
    Scarborough, ME
  • Hamada Hamid Altalib DO, MPH
    Wellness & Emotional Health Comorbidities in Adults
    New Haven, CT
  • Jay Salpekar MD, FANPA, FAES
    Wellness & Emotional Health Comorbidities in Children
    Baltimore, MD
  • Sandra Cushner-Weinstein PT, LICSW, LCSW-C
    Youth & Families Editor
    Washington, DC

Editors Emeritus

Contributors and Previous Editors

Epilepsy.com Staff

  • Ken Lowenberg
    Vice President Communication and Digital Strategy
  • David Jost
    Senior Director of Digital Strategy
  • Judy Gretsch
    Senior Director of Web and Social Media
  • Elaine Kiriakopoulos MD, MSc
    Roving Editor / Director of Health Communications & Engagement
    Boston, MA
  • Miesha Dennis
    Manager of Graphic and Web Design
  • Elizabeth Dueweke MPH
    Manager of Communications
  • Sarah Kaider
    Social Media Coordinator
  • Ryan Brown-Kohalmy
    Digital Engagement Coordinator
  • Devan Ferguson
    Digital Strategy Administrator
Reviewed By: 
Judy Gretsch, Senior Director of Web and Social Media
Thursday, August 22, 2019