Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Center
Dr. Joseph Sullivan, a pediatric neurologist, is the director of the UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center, where he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with epilepsy, in particular the treatment of refractory epilepsy that does not respond to medications. He also has a specialized Dravet/PCDH19 clinic, where he follows a large cohort of children with these types of genetic epilepsy.
Sullivan is a member of the Pediatric Epilepsy Consortium, which brings together pediatric epilepsy centers across the United States to collaborate on various studies in pediatric epilepsy. Sullivan has been involved in research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify areas in the brain that control language in children with epilepsy.
Prior to joining UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in 2007, Sullivan completed residencies in pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University where he spent an additional year as chief resident. He then completed his child neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2437
Fax: (415) 353-2837
Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Albany School of Medicine 1998
Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Pediatrics 2002
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Child Neurology 2005
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy 2007
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