About

About

Sean T. Hwang, MD joined Northwell Health in 2008 and is an attending physician in the Division of EEG and Epilepsy. Dr. Hwang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Hwang earned his MD from Tufts University, and completed his residency in neurology at Stanford University Medical Center before completing a two year fellowship in EEG and Epilepsy at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Hwang is member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and the American Epilepsy Society. He is also a member of the Long Island Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Hwang is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Hwang specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures, the interpretation of neurophysiologic studies, operative planning for epilepsy surgery, and in performing functional cortical mapping. Dr. Hwang s research interests also involve studying the interaction between epilepsy and behavior.

Dr. Hwang is the Northwell EEG Site Director of the ACGME approved Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program, and is closely involved with the training of the fellows and formulation of the curriculum. His duties at Northwell also include supervision and instruction of the general neurology residents, as well as participating in the education of the medical students on rotation with the department.

People with epilepsy are faced with making complicated decisions about their healthcare everyday. I am dedicated to educating every individual about the important latest medical and surgical advancements available to them. It is my role to ensure patients are fully informed about the potential impact these therapies may have on their overall physical and mental well-being

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Neurology

    • Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psych/Neurology-Neurophysiology

    • EEG/Epilepsy - American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Epilepsy

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Stanford University Hospitals & Clinics

  • Internships

    • Englewood Hospital & Medical Center

  • Fellowships

    • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Affiliations

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09/10/2018
"Dr. Hwang is always willing to answer all of my questions and he puts my mind at ease."
08/29/2018
"Dr. Hwang is an excellent doctor I chose him for my son because of the care and concern he showed my son when he was in the hospital."
07/31/2018
"Outstanding - have recommended to others excellent. Dr. Hwang. "
06/29/2018
"Very professional and very informative."
06/26/2018
"Dr Hwang has change all my meds to brand new name brand drugs. And we have kept him keenly involved of my control of seizures. Thanks Dr Hwang."
06/22/2018
"Dr. Hwang is kind, caring, and professional. He takes his time and responded to any questions or concerns I had."
06/22/2018
"It was our first appt. w/DR. Hwang. Dr. Sean Hwang took his time with us. He spent time reviewing history and concerns. We liked him very much and would recommend him."
06/18/2018
"Dr. Hwang is the only doctor that has shown concern for my complaints and thoroughly investigated the cause I would be lost without him!"
06/11/2018
"excellent doctor whose diagnosis may considerably change my quality of life"
05/17/2018
"Dr Hwang is an excellent and honest physicians! I trust him impeccably"
04/20/2018
"Dr. Hwang is a caring practitioner who is always there for me. When I needed an advocate for a brand name medication he wrote me a 2 page letter. Reinforcing the need for such medication. He is an asset to Northwell!"
03/31/2018
"Excellent."
03/27/2018
"Dr. Hwang is an excellent doctor who listens & spends time to answer all concerns. he is one of the best MD & I would recommend him highly."
03/23/2018
"I just recommend Dr. Hwang to 2 friends. Dr. Hwang is always great with my autistic son. He takes the time he needs to explain everything."
02/24/2018
"I always have full confidence when seeing Dr. Sean Hwang. He has helped my medical condition tremendously."
02/24/2018
"I appreciate that Dr Hwang always lets me be included after explaining the opinions. I like that I have some control in decisions."
02/23/2018
"Dr. Hwang is wonderful. He is clearly knowledgeable, but also genuine & compassionate. He's down to earth & has great bedside manner. It's no wonder his wait list is long! Highly recommend this physician."
02/23/2018
"Excellent - Dr./neurologist. Always recommend. "
02/15/2018
"Very good doctor. Doesn't rush you in & out."
12/06/2017
"I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Hwang to family, friends and co-workers. He is a fantastic physician."
11/22/2017
"Excellent professional and kind human being."
10/19/2017
"My new favorite doctor! Patient, thorough, not in a rush to leave, helpful, offered alternatives to taking meds forever - awesome doctor."
09/30/2017
"My doctor is extremely excellent doctor"
09/25/2017
"I like Dr. Hwang very much. He has an incredible bedside manor, and takes time to include me in making a plan of care. He is a excellent neurophysician & I trust his decision for my care. I would rank him as if there was a excellent circle. 1. Dr. Hwang. "
08/01/2017
"Dr. Hwang is an excellent doctor, always take the time I need to explain."
07/19/2017
"Understanding and so considerate."
05/24/2017
"Dr Hwang is an excellent care provider. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to family and friends"
03/19/2017
"I was placed at ease and felt I was in the best of care"
03/06/2017
"Very smart knowledgable he's a good doctor."
11/22/2016
"NEVER at all a problem. The best care ever!! I have a lot of medical problems so I know personally about patient care."
11/19/2016
"I am the Dr. Hwang fan club! He treats me with respect, and in doing that, he encourages my input on how I am feeling during medication changes and how we can continue working together via intermittent updates to the office from me while I implement said medication changes at home. He operates on a safety-first basis, and educates me on ways I can boost the potential of my therapies. He clearly values his patients as people, and has always spoken with me at a level appropriate to my own knowledge. Doctors with such careful attention to the wide variations in ability and know-how are hard to find, so I'm thrilled to be working with him."
11/16/2016
"Excellent experience."
11/10/2016
"I'm very confident in Doctor Hwangs care. he serms to be the first physician to address my various issues"
11/07/2016
"Dr. Hwang is the BEST."
09/27/2016
"very good"
09/26/2016
"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Hwang. I have never been to a doctor who goes over things in such detail. He is always prepared for an appointment, having information about my prior visit. He spends time, asking questions and does a full review. In my most recent visit, he pulled my bloodwork up on the screen and explained each test performed and the result. Previously, I began a new medicine that had potential for a serious rash. He showed me pictures of what to look for, explained how he was slowly dosing up to the correct dose and made me feel very comfortable about the changes taking place."
09/14/2016
"Very attentive and goes into detail. Always takes any worries or concerns into consideration. Very friendly and professional."
06/27/2016
"Excellent experience."
06/06/2016
"Excellent service. #9. Excellent."
05/03/2016
"Very good he's highly patient, calm, pays attention and gives good explanation. Thank you."
03/25/2016
"Dr. Sean t. Hwang showed his concern for my seizures and getting a copy of all my past medical records from my other neurologist & neurosurgeon. He has only been my neurologist since July 2015 & my husband & I thing he's great, he shows concern for his patients & in less then a year the test he wants done & how he speaks with my husband & myself is great especial since I cant remember what may have been talked about in his office he discusses with my husband also. If he doesnt like the results of the bloodwork him himself calls & asked for me to have them retaken, That is A DOCTOR THAT CARES...."
02/10/2016
"Dr. Hwang was completely understandable of the situation, and really asked relevant questions that would lead to tips to ease the difficulties I'm experiencing. He really is an awesome physician. Thank you Dr. Hwang."
01/22/2016
"A-OK."
01/14/2016
"Dr. Hwang is so knowledgeable, caring and professional. I feel from the bottom of my heart he is trying to help me."
01/07/2016
"Dr. Hwang is never in a rush to get you to of your visit. The addressees all concerns and questions each and every time we have seen him. Even when he returns a hone call, he takes the time to explain things thoroughly."
11/24/2015
"A very good doctor; who knows the latest treatments available."
09/15/2015
"I was recently changed to Dr. Hwang, so was a bit nervous if I would get the same care as my previous dr. He is very knowledgeable, reviewed my case, & an excellent doctor."
09/10/2015
"I already have recommended the practice."
06/25/2015
"Excellent, caring MD!"
03/30/2015
"Excellent doctor."
02/16/2015
"Very surprised at how professional everybody is. I cannot say enough praise."
09/17/2014
"I like Dr. Hwang & his bedside manner. However disappointed w/answers & approach to illness."
06/27/2014
"Most impressed w/the knowledge & up-to-date treatments he knew about/explained."
06/26/2014
"Sometimes dr. seems too focused on staying within time limits of appt. & I feel I don't get his full attention."
06/18/2014
"Dr. Hwang was excellent."
03/07/2014
"Overall I like Dr. Hwang but he seems to rush a bit & appointment length is too short."

In the news

In the news

In the news
Sean T. Hwang, MD, and Deborah N. Risbrook, FNP-BC, from Northwell Health’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, each received the Professional Leadership Award at the EPIC Long Island Epilepsy Foundation’s Gala, held on January 26 at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale, NY...
Manhasset, NY ?" April Gentile, 27, from Long Beach is the proud mother of healthy twins and credits her enrollment in a research study at Northwell Health’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, for helping to gain greater understanding about her epilepsy during her recent pregnancy...