Lenox Hill Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Lenox Hill Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

(212) 434-6400

130 E. 77th Street, 8 Black Hall
New York, New York 10075

About us

The Lenox Hill Comprehensive Epilepsy Center was established in 2004. The center offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients suffering from seizure disorders in new and comfortable surroundings on the premises of Lenox Hill Hospital.

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center includes a four-bed, state-of-the-art epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by dedicated observation personnel, including epilepsy-trained doctors, nurses, neuropsychologists and a team of compassionate, certified video electroencephalogram (EEG) technologists. The EMU enables us to offer the most advanced and safest treatments for epilepsy.

We are interested not only in accurate diagnosis and prompt effective treatment, but also in improving quality of life for our patients. Disabling medication side effects, driving, pregnancy, uncontrolled seizures, exercise and many other issues are common concerns of our patients, that are best dealt with by a comprehensive center experienced in solving these issues and open to alternative solutions.

Clinical expertise

  • Diagnosis of seizures/ epilepsy
  • Unexplained falls or loss of consciousness
  • Spells, transient events or neurologic symptoms or dysfunction:
    • Language difficulty
    • Weakness
    • Sensory disturbance (numbness/tingling)
  • Management and withdrawal of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)
  • Seizures related to brain tumors

Services provided

  • New patient visits
  • Follow up visits
  • Consultation visits
  • Routine EEGs
  • Sleep deprived EEGs
  • Ambulatory EEG monitoring
  • Inpatient video EEG monitoring during medication changes, refractory epilepsy or for initial diagnosis and classification of epilepsy
  • Pre-surgical epilepsy evaluations
  • Consultations available from numerous specialties including physical therapy, neuropsychology, psychiatry, cardiology and neurosurgery

Our team

Souhel Najjar, MD

  • Executive Director - Neurology Service Line
  • Senior Vice President - Neurology Service Line
  • Chairman of Neurology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
  • Chairman of Neurology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Derek Chong, MD

  • Vice Chairman of Neurology,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director of the Epilepsy Program,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
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Meghan Elizabeth Fleming, DO

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Virginia Ann De Sanctis, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Justin Ross Marcus, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Brittany Catherine LeMonda, PhD

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

Ida Kiss

  • EEG Technician,
    Lenox Hill Hospital

Richard Steer, MBA, R.EEG.T

  • EEG Technician,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
130 E. 77th Street , 8 Black Hall
New York, New York 10075
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