A healthcare provider consulting with an epilepsy patient.


Our internationally recognized F. E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program offers the most advanced resources available to help you achieve remission of seizures.

Nationally Certified

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has certified our epilepsy program as a Level 4 center because UVA has the expertise and facilities necessary to provide the highest level of care for patients with complex epilepsy.

    Conditions We Treat

    • Benign rolandic epilepsy
    • Childhood absence epilepsy
    • Developmental malformations
    • Frontal lobe epilepsy
    • Hypothalamic hamartomas
    • Infantile spasms
    • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
    • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

    Why Choose UVA?

    Nathan Fountain, MD, explains why he treats epilepsy at UVA. View transcript.

    A Team Approach to Care

    Our team-based approach to care allows us to explore all available testing and treatment options, including epilepsy surgery.

    The epilepsy team includes:

    • Adult and pediatric epileptologists
    • Neuropsychologists
    • Nurses
    • Technicians
    • Social workers
    • Nutritionists
    • Educational counselors

    Our program includes: 

    • Evaluation 
    • Video-EEG monitoring 
    • Medication management
    • Surgical evaluation
    • Neuropsychological evaluation and consultation
    • Rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy
    • Psychological evaluation and social services
    • Nutritional guidance