Epilepsy and Related Disorders

The Friedman Brain Institute is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (Level 4) as a provider of the most comprehensive medical and surgical care for people with seizures or epilepsy.  Our multidisciplinary team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and electroneurodiagnostic technologists, all with subspecialty training in epilepsy.  Our dedicated multidisciplinary team approach for patients and their families provides an individualized treatment plan to improve the quality of life for those affected by epilepsy combined with the goal of curing seizures.

Treatment at Mount Sinai Health System

Comprehensive epilepsy care is provided at several sites. It includes:

  • Initial consultation
  • Diagnostic evaluation, including 3 Tesla (3T) MRI, electroencephalography (EEG), video-EEG monitoring, neuropsychological evaluation, Wada testing and advanced imaging (single-photon emission computed tomography -SPECT, positron emission tomography [PET], and functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI]
  • Medication selection and management, including the treatment of women with epilepsy who are planning a pregnancy
  • Dietary and lifestyle management
  • Surgical treatments, including the latest in neurostimulation
  • Diagnostic and treatment programs for children

Epilepsy Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital 


Our multidisciplinary team is working on a number of projects:

  • Advances in neurostimulation
  • Role of exercise in the care of patients with seizures
  • Measuring happiness in patients with chronic epilepsy
  • Understanding social stigmas associated with epilepsy
  • Exploring neural networks during direct recording of intracranial electroencephalography (EEG)

Clinical Trials  

We participate in a number of multicenter and multinational clinical trials of potential new anti-seizure medications for the treatment of seizures and epilepsy. We also participate in trials looking at the genetic basis of epilepsy and provide access to new treatments not available at other centers, including transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) of the brain.

Contact Us

Schedule an Appointment

The Mount Sinai Hospital
The Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center
Phone: 212-241-2627
Fax: 646-537-9690

1468 Madison Avenue
Annenberg Building,
Second Floor
New York, NY 10029

Mount Sinai Beth Israel  
Adult Epilepsy
Phone: 212-844-6111

Jeffrey Cohen, MD, PhD
Kyusang Lee, MD

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square East (at E. 14th St.)
New York, NY 10003