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Eric Kossoff MD

Eric H. W. Kossoff MD

Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics; Medical Director, Ketogenic Diet Center; Director, Pediatric Neurology Residency Program, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Kossoff is a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  He received his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine in New York, followed by a residency in pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed a fellowship in child neurology and then pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.  He has been at Johns Hopkins since 1998.

His research and clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood seizures and epilepsy, particularly treatments other than medications such as diet, neurostimulation and surgery. He is a world expert on the ketogenic diet and created the modified Atkins diet for children and adults in 2003.  He is dedicated to bringing the use of diet therapies for neurologic disorders to the entire world and is the head of a Task Force within the International League Against Epilepsy to help achieve this goal.  He is a coauthor of Ketogenic Diets: Treatments for Epilepsy and Other Disorders.  Dr. Kossoff is also published in the fields of Sturge-Weber syndrome, the interaction between migraine and epilepsy in children, infantile spasms, Doose syndrome, and benign rolandic epilepsy. 

Dr. Kossoff is also very involved in teaching and mentorship and is the Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program at Johns Hopkins.


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