Our comprehensive Epilepsy Program is committed to delivering world-class care for patients with epilepsy by providing accurate diagnosis and unmatched clinical management, using state-of-the-art techniques and approaches. Only a few medical centers in the United States provide the range of care for epilepsy that is available here.

Our team of physicians and medical professionals provide a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of seizure disorders and epilepsy. Our epilepsy team includes board-certified epileptologists, an epilepsy neurosurgeon, neuroradiologists, and a dedicated team of nurses and technologists.

Surgical Treatment - Request a Consultation

An estimated three million people in the United States have epilepsy; approximately one third of these patients do not respond to treatment with medications, and, unfortunately, the possibility of obtaining seizure freedom is lessened with each additional medication trial. Surgery can be a safe and highly effective alternative to excessive medication management.

Research has shown that surgical treatment of epilepsy consistently provides the best outcomes. We recommend that these patients with hard-to-treat cases of epilepsy, be evaluated by an epilepsy specialist. If you would like to refer a patient to our program, please click the link below.

Refer a patient for surgical treatment.

Pegah Afra, MD

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Dr. Afra is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Program Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program in University of Utah’s Department of Neurology. She focuses her practice on diagnosis and treatment of adults and adolescents with seizures and epilepsy. Her interests include treatment of intractable epilepsies including evaluation ... Read More

Felippe Borlot, MD, MSc

Dr. Borlot is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is both clinical and research faculty in the Division of Epilepsy within the Department of Neurology. He was born in Brazil, where he attended medical school and completed residency. Dr. Borlot was also a chief resident and pursued an additional year as residents'... Read More

Specialties:

EEG, Epilepsy, Pediatric Epilepsy

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center 801-585-7575

Shari L. Combe, MPAS, PA-C

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Shari Combe MPAS, PA-C has over 18 years of clinical experience in child and general Neurology. She worked at Primary Children's Medical Center prior to joining the University of Utah, in August of 2012. As a physician assistant, she is involved in the diagnosis, treatment and manangement of seizure disorders or epilepsy. She has expertise in presc... Read More

Specialties:

Epilepsy, Neurology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center
EEG & Epilepsy Services
801-585-7575

Angela D. Eastvold, PhD

Dr. Angela Eastvold, PhD is a board certified Clinical Neuropsychologist in the General Neurology Division and performs neuropsychological evaluations on patients with a wide array of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. She is an integral member of the epilepsy team and performs pre- and post-surgical evaluations, as well as Wada tests. Dr. East... Read More

Specialties:

Cognitive Disorders, Concussion, Epilepsy, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury

Locations:

Imaging & Neurosciences Center 801-585-7575

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD is a long-time faculty member of the Department of Neurology. His main expertise as a clinical electroencephalographer is to develop and evaluate clinical neurophysiological testings in the assessment of episodic neurobehavior symptoms, and application to separating epileptic seizures from non-epileptic events. Recent research ... Read More

Specialties:

EEG, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neurology, Seizures

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Blake J. Newman, MD

Dr. Newman grew up in a suburb south of Salt Lake City and went to the University of Utah for his undergraduate education. While there, he completed a dual B.S./M.S program in Biomedical Engineering. He then completed his medical school and residency training at Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He recently completed a ... Read More

Specialties:

Epilepsy

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center 801-585-7575

Angela Peters, MD

Angela Peters, MD joined the Epilepsy Division as faculty in 2015. She currently holds a position as an assistant professor of neurology and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Neurology. She specializes in epilepsy and neurophysiology. She currently sees patients at the University of Utah with medically intractable epilepsy who might be surg... Read More

Specialties:

Epilepsy

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center 801-585-7575

Awais Riaz, MD, PhD

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Awais Riaz, MD, PhD is the Chief of Epilepsy Division and Director of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Services at the University of Utah. Dr. Awais Riaz received his medical education from King Edward Medical University in Lahore Pakistan. He completed his Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology at the Southern Illinois University in Springfield, ... Read More

Specialties:

EEG, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Monitoring, Long Term Monitoring, Neurology

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center 801-585-7575

Specialties:

Epilepsy

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Matthew T. Sweney, MD, MS

Dr. Sweney is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant pediatric epilepsy. He is Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Primary Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in General Pediatrics, Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology. He partici... Read More

Specialties:

EEG, Epilepsy, Long Term Monitoring, Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 585-7575
Imaging & Neurosciences Center 729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Map
(801) 585-7575
  • GWEP 1521
    Keywords: Seizure, Cannabidiol, tuberous sclerosis complex
    Status: Recruiting
  • Cannibidiol (CBD)
    Keywords: Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy, cannabidiol
    Status: Recruiting