Epilepsy centers provide a comprehensive team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. A patient-oriented team will typically include epileptologists (neurologists with expertise in treating seizures), neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, EEG technologists, social workers, and others with training and experience in epilepsy care. Specialized epilepsy centers provide routine care to individuals with seizures or epilepsy and specialize in providing comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with uncontrolled seizures (i.e., intractable or refractory epilepsy).
Alabama is fortunate to have several outstanding epilepsy centers. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) recognizes four levels of epilepsy care. The levels of epilepsy care are a useful tool for both patients and healthcare providers to evaluate the appropriateness and quality of specialized epilepsy care.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Epilepsy Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
Level 4 Adult Epilepsy Center
1719 6th Avenue South, CIRC 312
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
(205) 934-3866 | https://www.uab.edu/medicine/neurology/patient-care/clinical-programs
Medical Director: Jerzy P. Szaflarski, MD, PhD
Pediatric Epilepsy Program At Children’s of Alabama UAB Dept of Pediatrics
Level 4 Pediatric Epilepsy Center
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
(205) 638-6655 | https://www.uab.edu/medicine/peds/divisions/neurology
Medical Director: Pongkiat Kankirawatana, MD
Co-Medical Director: Monisha Goyal, MD