Seizures

Seizures happen when there is sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There are many different types of seizures, but all are a symptom of a brain disorder.

Programs + Services


Seizure & Epilepsy Care Program

The pediatric neurologists at Tuft’s Medical Center’s Floating Hospital in Boston provide care for seizures and epilepsy in children.
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Seizure + Epilepsy Surgery Program

Our Seizure and Epilepsy Surgery Program is run by some of Boston’s top pediatric neurologists. Learn more about our program’s treatment options and care team.
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Doctors + Care Team

Anthony Rodrigues, MD, PhD

Anthony Rodrigues, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Neurologist
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5356
Fax #: 617-636-8375

General neurology with special interest in pain syndromes (headaches, migraines, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), etc.)

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John N. Gaitanis, MD

John N. Gaitanis, MD

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Neurology
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5356
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Pediatric brain malformations, epilepsy

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Research + Clinical Trials


A Salivary Transcriptomic Approach to Drug Discovery for Neonatal Seizures

Neonatal seizures have developmentally unique and heterogeneous disease mechanisms that differ from epilepsies seen in older populations. Anti-seizure drug discovery has had limited success over the decades to improve treatment of neonatal seizures. A knowledge gap exists in the molecular mechanisms responsible for neonatal seizures, limiting anti-seizure therapeutic targets unique to this population. Our study goal is to identify unique molecular networks and pathways responsible for neonatal seizures by salivary gene expression analyses, so that we may identify novel drug therapies to improve outcomes in this vulnerable population.
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