The Epilepsy Program at Boston Medical Center provides comprehensive consultation for patients within the clinic and hospital setting. We are a Level 4 Epilepsy Center as reported in US News and World Report. We offer our patients diagnostic clarity with a full range of imaging and diagnostic evaluations including electroencephalopgrams, epilepsy-specific imaging, and neuropsychological evaluations.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Generalized Epilepsy
  • Women and Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Syndromes
  • Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures
  • Surgical Planning for Epilepsy


  • Routine Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Long-term Epilepsy Monitoring
  • MRI
  • fMRI
  • Nationally accredited 4- bed EMU
  • Neuropsychological evaluation

Special Programs

Our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit admits eight patients a month for diagnosis and surgical planning. During these admissions, our patients undergo spell characterization and medication tapers and titrations in order to optimize their treatment plans and quality of life.

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Neurology Department

Specialty Clinics


The Neurology Department offers a full spectrum of neurological care, including examination, diagnostic evaluation, consultation, treatment, comprehensive follow-up, and rehabilitation recommendations for disorders of the nervous system.

Our Team


Maria Stefanidou, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts


Colleen Jackson, PhD

Epilepsy Nurse

Janine Barrett, RN

Research Overview

Areas of Focus

Women and epilepsy
Drug refractory epilepsy
Non-epileptic seizures

Residency and Fellowship Information

Education and Training

The epilepsy division faculty participate in the education and training of residents who wish to gain experience in electroencephalography and related procedures. Trainees are invited to participate in EEG and epilepsy conferences.