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Pediatric Epilepsy Program

A seizure during childhood is not uncommon. Reasons for a seizure include genetic disorders, congenital brain malformations, lack of oxygen, head trauma or other illnesses. Seizures that happen more than once or repeatedly might indicate epilepsy.

Our team of nationally recognized pediatric epilepsy specialists at Children's Hospital provide consultations, ongoing care and diagnostic services for children and teens.

Conditions We Treat

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    Absence seizures
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    Aicardi syndrome
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    Angelman syndrome
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    Atonic seizures
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    Autoimmune encephalitis
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    Childhood epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (CECTS)
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    Cortical dysplasia
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    Cortical malformations – lissencephaly, schizencephaly, polymicrogyria, pachygyria, hemimegaloencephaly

Meet Your Care Team

Robert P. Carson
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Robert P. CarsonMD, PhD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Emma G. Carter

Emma G. CarterMD

    Child Neurology, Developmental Delay, Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology, Seizure Disorders
Kevin C. Ess
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Kevin C. EssMD, PhD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Melanie E. Franklin
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Melanie E. FranklinCRNP

    Pediatric Neurology
Cary Fu
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Cary FuMD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Kaitlin C. James
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Kaitlin C. JamesMD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology

Why Choose the Epilepsy Program at Children​‌‘s Hospital

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    Exclusive care

    Children's Hospital is the only facility in Middle Tennessee with video-EEG monitoring for the evaluation of children for epilepsy surgery. Our four-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is ideal for diagnosing seizure disorders and providing precise treatment plans.

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    Recognized care

    The National Association of Epilepsy Centers identifies us as the only Level 4 center in Middle Tennessee. Level 4 centers have the highest level of care for epilepsy.

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    Recognized care

    U.S. News and World Report has ranked Children's Hospital as a top provider of pediatric neurology care.

What to Expect at the Epilepsy Clinic

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Locations

2200 Children's Way, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2105 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1155 Kennedy Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.