Accurate diagnosis is critical for determining the best treatment plan to control recurrent seizures. Early recognition of treatment-resistant epilepsy is essential. Uncontrolled seizures can cause permanent brain injury leading to social impairments and eventually physical disability.
We are your partners in ensuring the highest quality of life possible with the ultimate goal of achieving no seizures with no side effects.
The multidisciplinary treatment team collaborates to ensure that an accurate epilepsy diagnosis is made quickly and treatment goals are reached soon thereafter. This team approach provides well-coordinated, comprehensive care and ensures all your concerns and needs are addressed.
Epilepsy Specialty Physicians
Board-certified neurologists with fellowships in both epilepsy and neurophysiology who are on the faculty at Rush University Medical Center and in association with Rush Epilepsy Center and the Epilepsy Foundation Outreach Clinic.
Antoaneta Balabanov, M.D.
Michael C. Smith, M.D.
Michael A. Stein, M.D.
Abdul Mazin, M.D.
Neurosurgeons (for VNS therapy)
Szymon Sami Rosenblatt, M.D., Medical Director – adults
Bryan Bertoglio, M.D. – children, adolescents, adults
Epilepsy Nurse Specialists
Brian James Leahy, Ph.D., Medical Director – adults
Nicole Cruz, Ph.D. - children, adolescents
Amy Davis, Ph.D. – children, adolescents
Jill Dorflinger, Ph.D. – children, adolescents
Shelley Gremley Rowland, Ph.D. – adults
Konstantinos Kostas, Ph.D.
Experts at the Illinois MEG Center
All experts at the Alexian Brothers Epilepsy Center are supported by state-of-the-art hospital services that understand the unique needs of epilepsy patients: