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The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is an active branch of the internationally regarded Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Individuals and families receiving care through the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center have available to them the vast resources of one of the country's most prestigious medical and teaching institutions... Learn more




Before a medication is available by prescription, it is tested extensively on animals for safety, effectiveness and effects on reproduction. Later, when the medication is shown to be safe, it is tested for long-term safety and effectiveness on people with the illness in question. Likewise, new treatment methods are extensively tested for safety and effectiveness before being approved for use. Learn more




Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an exciting new technique available at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. This surgical procedure, designed to treat poorly controlled seizures by reducing their frequency and severity, does not involve surgery on the brain. Learn more or View VNS video




Children and adults with hard-to-manage seizures may be considered for epilepsy surgery if seizures remain uncontrolled after treatment with three or more anti-epileptic medications. Learn more




The COPE program's singular focus is to enhance the quality of life of the individual living with this condition, and to sustain being fully engaged in society and in family life. The COPE program offers a combination of health information and education, access to professionals, community resources, and psychosocial support. Learn more
Epilepsy Watch

To make an appointment to see one of our physicians, please call us and our staff will be happy to assist you.
Phone: (212) 746-5519


Epilepsy Watch

Thursday, April 3rd, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Better Sleep for a Better Life with Epilepsy

Carl W. Bazil, MD, PhD


Thursday, April 24th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Mindfulness Workshop: Relieving Stress, Finding Joy

Amy Gross, Teacher, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


Thursday, May 29th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

What Are Some of the Medical Concerns Unique to Epilepsy, and How Can They Be Treated?

Shahin Nouri, MD


Monday, June 23rd, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Brain Food 101: How to Eat to Feed the Brain

Drew Ramsey, MD

Two Ongoing Self Help Groups
Peer Support Group
Artistic Expressions Group

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Register for the COPE Program


To RSVP, call
Luydmila Jovine, LCSW, BCD
Co-Director, COPE Program
(212) 746-2471

luj9002@nyp.org




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