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

Award-winning epilepsy care

Lenox Hill Hospital has been recognized as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, the highest rating by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). Level 4 centers provide complex and intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring, in addition to extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment options. Fourth-level centers also offer comprehensive evaluations for epilepsy and a broad range of surgical procedures to treat the condition.

Our team

Souhel Najjar, MD

  • Executive Director - Neurology Service Line
  • Senior Vice President - Neurology Service Line
  • Chairman of Neurology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Chairman of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital
  • 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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Tatyana R. Gitlevich, MD

Ruben Itamar Kuzniecky, MD

  • Director - Research& Clinical Trials NS, LIJ, LHH
  • Vice Chairman - Academic Affairs - NS, LIJ, LHH
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Steven Vincent Pacia, MD

  • Director - Neurology, Eastern Region
  • Director of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
  • Vice Chairman of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Meghan Elizabeth Fleming, DO

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Sanjeev Vithal Kothare, MD

  • Co-Director - Pediatric Sleep Program/Neurology,CCMC
  • Director - Pediatric Neurology Service Line
  • Director - Pediatric Neurology, CCMC
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Nadia Sotudeh, MD

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

  • Chair, Department of Neurosurgery,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director,
    Moyamoya Center
  • Professor, Neurosurgery and Radiology,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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John Andrew Boockvar, MD

  • Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director, Brain Tumor and Pituitary/ Neuroendocrine Center,
    Lenox Hill Hospital & Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
  • Investigator, Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology,
    The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
  • Professor, Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jason A. Ellis, MD

  • Neurosurgeon,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Ashesh Dinesh Mehta, MD, PhD

  • Chief of Surgery - Neurosurgery, Glen Cove Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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David Barrett Weintraub, MD

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

Virginia Ann De Sanctis, PhD

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

  • Neuropsychology Fellow,
    Lenox Hill Hospital

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

Otakhon Matchanov, R.EEG.T

  • EEG Technical Coordinator,
    Lenox Hill Hospital

Gina Antolino-Resnick, BSN, RN, OCN, CHPN

  • Nurse Manager 7 Wollman,
    Lenox Hill Hospital

Richard Steer, MBA, R.EEG.T

  • Head EEG Coordinator,
    Lenox Hill Hospital

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