The Western University - Epilepsy Program is widely recognized for its highly qualified team of professionals consisting of neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, psychologists, EEG technologists neuropathologists, neuroradiologists and neurophysiologists dedicated to the management of epilepsy, particularly epilepsy surgery.
Its centrepiece is the 11-bed, in-patient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, the largest in Canada. Devoted primarily to investigation of patients for possible epilepsy surgery, the Epilepsy Unit is also used to aid diagnosis of epilepsy and other related conditions, and to evaluate patients for other types of treatment, including trials of antiepileptic medications.
In addition to patient care, the department supports world-class research and teaching. More than 30 neurologists and neurosurgeons have come from numerous countries to learn about the complex epilepsies in our program. While the majority of patients treated in the Epilepsy Unit are from Ontario, patients from other Canadian provinces and as far away as Holland, Mexico, Spain and Australia have come to London as a result of its specialized expertise.
Neurology residents will complete a rotation in epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). During this rotation residents will learn how to:
During Academic Half-days, neurology residents will study the following topics related to epilepsy:
Neurosurgery residents will learn the following skills during their residency:
phone: 519-685-8500 x33464
London Health Sciences Centre
339 Windermere Road
London Ontario Canada
Dr. Jorge Burneo has a cross-appointment with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and co-supervises Masters students, sits in committee thesises of MSc and PhD candidates within the Department of Neurosciences at Western. Dr. Seyed Mirsattari, has supervised and mentored MSc and PhD student within the Department of Neurosciences on topics including the localization of epileptogenic zones using high frequency oscillationsa (HFOs) in people with drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Dr. de Ribaupierre has acted as a supervisor and co-supervisor to undergraduate, masters, and postdoctoral students on research projects looking at the visualization of medical imaging, paediatric epilepsy surgery, and neuromonitoring of premature infants with post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilatation using near-infrared spectroscopy.
Duque KR, Burneo JG. Clinical presentation of neurocysticercosis-related epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2017 Sep 4. pii: S1525-5050(17)30545-0. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.08.008. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 28882721.
Wang JZ, Vyas MV, Saposnik G, Burneo JG. Incidence and management of seizures after ischemic stroke: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology. 2017 Aug 23. pii: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004407. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004407. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28835405.
Massot-Tarrús A, Steven DA, McLachlan RS, Mirsattari SM, Diosy D, Parrent AG, Blume WT, Girvin JP, Burneo JG. Outcome of temporal lobe epilepsy surgery evaluated with bitemporal intracranial electrode recordings. Epilepsy Res. 2016 Nov;127:324-330. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2016.08.008. Epub 2016 Aug 11. PubMed PMID: 27697718.
Massot-Tarrús A, Mousavi SR, Dove C, Hayman-Abello S S, Hayman-Abello B, Derry PA, Diosy DC, McLachlan RS, Burneo JG, Steven DA, Mirsattari SM. Coprolalia as a manifestation of epileptic seizures. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Jul;60:99-106. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2016.04.040. Epub 2016 May 16. PubMed PMID: 27195785.