Neurophysiology - Epilepsy Center

The Yale Epilepsy Program provides promising options for many adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy. Internationally known for clinical excellence and innovative research, this program was one of the nation's first and has evolved into one of the most active and advanced in the world.

Yale is internationally recognized as a leader in innovative treatment for medically intractable and new onset epilepsy. This multidisciplinary program includes neurosurgeons, epileptologists, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists and nursing and technology faculty and staff; outpatient facilities; an adult epilepsy monitoring unit; a pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit; and a technologically advanced operating suite.

The program provides educational opportunities and training for physicians, students, patients and their families. Referring physicians can send patients for consultations, specific procedures or clinical trials, and comprehensive evaluations.

For more information regarding Epilepsy and the Division of Neurophysiology, please visit the Epilepsy Program website.

Hirsch, Lawrence J.

Division Chief

Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Epilepsy and EEG
Co-Director, Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Co-Director, Critical Care EEG Monitoring Program

Alkawadri, Rafeed

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Brain Mapping Program

Blumenfeld, Hal

Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology and of Neurosurgery
Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)

Detyniecki, Kamil

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Duckrow, Robert Bradford

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery
Chief, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Farooque, Pue

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Mattson, Richard Henry

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Neurology
Epilepsy Fellowship Director

Moeller, Jeremy J.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurology Residency Program Director

Petroff, Ognen A. C.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Rampal, Nishi

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Clinic Information

Scheduling Your First Visit with Us

Prior to scheduling an appointment, it is helpful for our office to receive a physician referral letter, recent office visit notes, MRIs, EEGs and other testing and/or imaging available, a current list of all medications, including antiepileptic drugs and any allergies to medications. Please be sure the patient's name, address, contact information, and insurance is attached as well. Our fax number is (203) 737-2799.

Once the above information is received by our office and reviewed by the Neurologist, the scheduling staff will contact the patient to set up the initial consultation.

You may contact the office at any time for questions regarding appointments and/or new patient records status at (203) 785-3865.

What to expect at the clinic visit

  • You will be with us anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.
  • Our epilepsy group works together as a team. This group includes Medical Assistants, Physician Assistants, Clinical Nurse Coordinators, Resident Staff, Fellows and Attending Physicians.
  • You will be asked for a detailed history of your seizures.
  • A neurological examination will also be completed.
  • After a thorough evaluation has been performed, a plan of care is developed. We will inform you if additional testing is needed, or make recommendations regarding adjustments to current treatment regimens, or referrals to other physicians or consultants.

Contact Information

Our patients and families are treated with respect.  We try not to have your office visit interrupted with phone calls. Phone calls are returned by our nurses between patient visits and at the end of the day, Monday through Friday. Please be sure to leave a detailed message, along with telephone number(s) at which you can be reached. If you feel your call is urgent, please let the receptionist know immediately so that your call is dealt with promptly.

Emergency Calls

Physicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies. Please call the office at (203) 785-3865, during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.  Evenings, weekends and holidays the answering service will contact the physician on call who will return your phone call as quickly as possible. Routine phone calls and calls for test results, medication refills, and appointment requests will only be taken during regular business hours. For those issues, please hang up and call when the office reopens. 

If you have a medical emergency, dial 911.


Be assured that we will not release any information to anyone without your written consent. You will be asked to complete a HIPAA form for each and any outside communication including letters and phone calls. This form is separate from the insurance related release you have signed, and will be part of your chart. 

Referral form Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Protected Health Information

For more information please visit the Epilepsy Program website.