Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

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Neurosurgery

Tufts Children's Hospital's Pediatric Neurosurgery Division in Boston uses the latest neurosurgical methods to treat diseases of the nervous system in children.
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Seizure & Epilepsy Care Program

The pediatric neurologists at Tuft’s Medical Center’s Tufts Children's in Boston provide care for seizures and epilepsy in children.
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Seizure + Epilepsy Surgery Program

Our Seizure and Epilepsy Surgery Program is run by some of Boston’s top pediatric neurologists. Learn more about our program’s treatment options and care team.
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Doctors + Care Team

Lily T.  Grossmann, MD

Lily T. Grossmann, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Neurologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5356
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Pediatric neurology, pediatric epilepsy

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Anthony Rodrigues, MD, PhD

Anthony Rodrigues, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Neurologist
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5356
Fax #: 617-636-8375

General neurology with special interest in pain syndromes (headaches, migraines, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), etc.)

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John N. Gaitanis, MD

John N. Gaitanis, MD

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Neurology
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5356
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Pediatric brain malformations, epilepsy

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Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Pediatric EEG Laboratory; Pediatric Neurologist; Epileptologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5356
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Epilepsy, pediatric neurology

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