• Director's Welcome

    Welcome to the UMMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center!

    Our mission is to care for people with epilepsy and improve their quality of life. Our focus is on each child or adult who comes to the center, and their families and loved ones, but our goals extend to research and beyond. We are very fortunate to have a remarkable group of physicians, nurses, technologists, and others who make our center as Level 4 comprehensive epilepsy program.

    Excellence in patient care is our core mission. Epilepsy is a complex disorder. For many, the effects of stigma as well as other social, work, and educational issues and medication problems equal or exceed the impact of seizures. To care for a child, adolescent or adult with epilepsy requires a comprehensive perspective that extends far beyond the "symptoms." Through a deeply connected collaborative team of doctors, nurse practitioners, clinical nurses, neuropsychologists, EEG technologists and others, we remain intensely dedicated to providing the best care for each person. Challenging cases often benefit from conferences that bring different departments specialist members together to brainstorm and explore alternative therapeutic strategies.

    Research remains an enormous priority and we concentrate our efforts on projects that we hope will impact the lives of patients in the not-too-distant future.

    We welcome you to our website and hope it provides valuable information about our center, our people and our passion.

    Abuhuziefa, Abubakr, MB, FRCP, FRCPI, FAAN
    Director, UMMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center