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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

My reviews


Overall Experience
78 Reviews
Dr. Knowlton is an amazing caring Provider. He treats me with dignity and respect always discusses my medical concerns with me and provides clear information and makes sure that I understand his recommendations and is always open for discussion.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
77 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
78 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
75 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
78 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
78 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
78 Reviews

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

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