About the Epilepsy Center

The Epilepsy Center features a state-of-the-art inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit, plus full outpatient electroencephalography (EEG) and diagnostic capabilities. Our services include outpatient consultation, medication management, screening for depression and anxiety, and timely follow-up care. The Center advocates for an orderly and systematic approach to treatment options, including lifestyle modifications, medications, and surgical interventions.

People with epilepsy may at times require inpatient admission with video EEG monitoring. This is done to characterize or diagnosis the problem, to change medications in a safe environment, or to perform a pre-surgical evaluation. While admitted, each person is observed by a trained epilepsy nurse.

When required, patients can be outfitted with small portable monitors that can be taken home for several nights and returned for analysis. The Center has a computer network that allows doctors to access a patient’s EEG remotely.

The goal of the Epilepsy Center is to optimize the quality of life for people living with epilepsy. Our team works closely with loved ones to maximize patient safety and to fully understand the impact of epilepsy on the patient and the family.  

In addition, our staff functions as advocates for the epilepsy community, seeking to decrease stigma and discrimination through education.

Contact Us

The Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center
1468 Madison Avenue
Annenberg 2nd floor
New York, New York 10029
Tel: 212-241-2627
Fax: 646-537-9690

Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai
1184 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-2401
Fax: 212-241-3470

Epilepsy Surgery
1000 10th Avenue, Suite 10G
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-636-3666

Home Video EEG for Epilepsy

Lara Marcuse, MD; Madeline Fields, MD; and Ji Yeoun “Jenna” Yoo, MD, discuss how home video electroencephalography (EEG) can help optimize the diagnosis and management of epilepsy. Watch this video