About the Epilepsy Program
Overview of Boston Children's Epilepsy Program
When you come to Boston Children’s Hospital you can expect individualized care from a dedicated team of epilepsy specialists built on the foundation of the nation’s most experienced neurology and neurosurgery programs.
In 1944, Boston Children’s neurologist William Lennox, MD, developed the Seizure Unit, the first comprehensive pediatric epilepsy unit in the world. Since its founding, Boston Children’s has stayed at the forefront of pediatric epilepsy research and care.
We are nationally recognized as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers for delivering the highest level of care, including comprehensive evaluation, testing, treatment and counseling for children with epilepsy and seizures. We are one of only a few Level 4 Epilepsy Centers in the country that is entirely dedicated to caring for children.
A friendly, supportive environment focused on patients and families. We are dedicated to making your child’s care as easy for him as we can—whether he is receiving treatment from us or coming for a diagnostic test. Our team is focused on helping you and your family every step of the way.
You can learn about the treatment of one of our patients and see how her neurologists used many different tools to peer inside her brain and pin down the sources of her seizures in this summer 2009 article.