Pediatric Epilepsy Center

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The nationally-prominent Lurie Children’s Epilepsy Center boasts an extensive range of services, providing the highest level care for children with various forms of epilepsy. Our team of specialists provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for children with epilepsy, complete evaluation services, specialized epilepsy clinics and epilepsy surgery services.

Each year we treat at least 2,200 children from around the country and the world, making us one of the busiest child epilepsy centers in the Midwest. Best known for helping infants with complex and hard-to-treat (intractable) epilepsy, our comprehensive epilepsy center offers state of the art neurodiagnostic monitoring including video EEG (video electroencephalography) for children of all ages. Here at Lurie Children’s, we perform over 4,000 video EEG studies a year. 

The Division of Epilepsy is part of Lurie Children's Clinical Neurosciences, which is ranked 10th in the nation for child neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News World Report.

Our multidisciplinary team addresses the medical, behavioral, educational and developmentalneeds of children and their families to promote the best possible quality of life. Few epilepsy programs offer the level of specialty programs and leading technology available to patients at Lurie Children’s, which include:

We strive to serve more children, train more specialists, augment our current research particularly focusing on improving clinical outcomes and expand our advocacy initiatives using our unique care model. The mission of the Epilepsy Team is to provide the highest care. All, for your one.

In partnership with Northwestern University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Lurie Children's Epilepsy Center has been recognized as a Level 4 program by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). Our Level 4 designation means our high-quality specialized epilepsy care voluntarily meets all of the NAEC’s rigorous criteria. Learn more.

Conditions We Treat

We specialize in treating children with epilepsy and a variety of other conditions. 


Our entire staff is dedicated to treating infants, children and teens. Our team consists of nurse practitioners and highly experienced doctors (called epileptologists) who are board-certified in child neurology and specialize in epilepsy, and our nurse practitioners have completed advanced training in pediatrics.

The team also includes an education specialist who serves as a liaison to your child’s schoolsocial workers and dietitians specializing in the ketogenic diet — a diet that helps reduce seizures in many children.

The center’s neurosurgeons are experts in epilepsy surgery. More than 250 Lurie Children’s patients have had surgery to treat seizures with excellent outcomes. 

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We offer easy online scheduling for your child's neurologic needs. 


We have specialized resources available for families and children with epilepsy.

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Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500