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Epilepsy Clinic

The Epilepsy Program at Upstate Medical University has received the highest accreditation as a Level 4 comprehensive program that serves adults and children.

Our providers accept referrals for cases with difficult diagnostic questions or patients with seizures that have not responded to traditional treatment methods.

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) for adults is located at the Upstate University Hospital Community Campus.  The Pediatric Monitoring Unit is located at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.  The video EEG monitoring performed at the EMU compliments the other diagnostic methods to develop the best course of treatment for Epilepsy. The data gathered at the EMU allows physicians to evaluate the type of seizures to develop a treatment plan and to identify non-epileptic seizures.

In collaboration with Upstate Neurosurgery, we have developed a successful Epilepsy surgical program which includes localization and removal of the epileptic focus. Our team consults regularly with the adult and pediatric neurosurgeons.

Our providers are engaged in clinical research and work closely with scientists within our institution and other regional and national institutions all with the goal to improve the treatment of Epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Clinic is located at the Upstate Health Care Center.

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Epilepsy Clinic
Upstate Health Care Center
Map & directions
4th Floor
90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315 464-4243
Fax: 315 464-7328
Office Hours: 8-4:30


Robert L Beach, MD, PhD, FAAN, FACNS
Robert L Beach, MD, PhD, FAAN, FACNS
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Severe; Seizures; Comprehensive Epilepsy Program; more

Shahram Izadyar, MD
Shahram Izadyar, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Epileptology; Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Severe; Seizures; more

Xiangping Zhou, MD/PhD
Xiangping Zhou, MD/PhD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Neurophysiology; Neurology; Epileptology; Epilepsy; Seizures; Comprehensive Epilepsy Program; more

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