Robert Knowlton


Neurologist and epilepsy specialist
Fanatic for seizure localization

About me

Dr. Robert Knowlton is a neurologist who specializes in diagnosing complex cases of epilepsy, such as those with no clear origin found using standard tests. In his clinical practice, Knowlton combines a variety of advanced diagnostic tests to pinpoint the source of seizures in the brain. He is especially interested in identifying patients who could successfully be treated with surgery and given a permanent option for a life free from seizures.

Knowlton's research focuses on neuroimaging and clinical decision making in the surgical treatment of seizure disorders and brain tumors.

  • Education

    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1989

  • Residencies

    UCLA Medical Center, 1993

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, 1995

  • Academic Title


My job is one big privilege. I learn more from my patients than from any other experience in my work or study. I can only hope that what my patients receive is close to the same.

Epilepsy Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Neurology Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143


"You can help many patients just by giving them information."