NEWS | April 2, 2020

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program receives highest national accreditation rating

(SACRAMENTO)

The UC Davis Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program recently earned accreditation as a level 4 epilepsy center, the highest rating awarded by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

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The NAEC is a non-profit association that supports epilepsy centers in delivering comprehensive care to people with epilepsy by setting standards of care, advocating for access to high quality epilepsy center services and providing resources and knowledge to its member centers.

“I’m very proud that our program is recognized as a level 4 epilepsy center by the NAEC,” said Masud Seyal, director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and the epilepsy program. “We’re one of only a handful of epilepsy centers in Northern California that have this designation.”

The UC Davis epilepsy program is a leader in the medical and surgical management of complex epileptic disorders. The program provides a wide array of services including clinical neurophysiology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, child neurology and nuclear medicine.

As a level 4 epilepsy center, the program is recognized as providing more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring, as well as more extensive medical neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment. Level 4 centers also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery and a broad range of surgical procedures for the condition.

“Our team at UC Davis includes four adult and pediatric epileptologists, epilepsy-trained neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and EEG technologists,” Seyal said. “Several epilepsy-related research studies are also underway in the Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery that may lead to innovative treatments in the future.”