Epilepsy Awareness Month - November

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

Overview of Epilepsy: The  Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, estimates 6,100 children in Arizona have epilepsy, and about 1,800 of those children have  intractable (difficult to treat or cure) seizures that require specialized care.

Program Information: Barrow at Phoenix Children's Epilepsy Program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.  Specialized medical equipment, pediatric patient rooms, and pediatric specialists - in addition to the hospital's family-centered focus - makes Barrow at Phoenix Children’s uniquely qualified to treat pediatric patients.


Derek's Story

Epilepsy can be treated with medications, diet, and/or surgery. Surgical treatment is possible if the region of the brain where the seizures begin can be identified and is safe to remove. Read Derek’s Story about living with epilepsy and his decision to choose surgery.


   Barrow at Phoenix Children’s

  Pediatric Neurosurgeons and Epileptologists

P.David Adelson, MD

Ratan Bhardwaj, MD, PhD

Ruth Bristol, MD

Randa Jarrar, MD

John F. Kerrigan, MD

Makram Obeid, MD

David Shafron, MD

Matthew Troester, DO

Korwyn Williams, MD, PhD






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