Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
The Northwestern Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is a specialized service staffed by a team of people whose major focus is on the treatment of Epilepsy.
This multidisciplinary team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, and specialized nurses and EEG technicians. We see our patients by referral to allow continuation of care with the local neurologist and primary physicians.
Today, there are an increasing number of treatment options for patients with epilepsy. There are also several disorders that can look like epilepsy but require unique treatment. You should request an evaluation at the Northwestern Comprehensive Epilepsy Center if you continue to have seizures despite medical treatment, experience unpleasant side effects, or have questions about your diagnosis.
Our specialists can provide further information about epilepsy and other options which may be available to you.
Women with epilepsy have unique health concerns and should consider a consultation with one of our epilepsy specialists early in their care. We can help you choose a birth control method that works well with your seizure medication, as well as plan ahead for pregnancy by choosing a seizure medication with a low risk of birth defects.
Our program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, nurses, social workers, and educators to provide comprehensive care.
Meet Our Team
Department Chair: Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD
Epilepsy Center Director: Stephan Schuele, MD, MPH
Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
675 North St. Clair
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Lake Forest Campus
800 N. Westmoreland Ave
Lake Forest, IL 60045
For hours and more information regarding Epilepsy Care at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest, please call 847-735-8550.