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  • Assistant Professor – Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

I have always been moved by how epilepsy can have a profound effect on a person’s life, impacting one’s physical and emotional health, family life/planning, and sense of independence. As a result, I believe that the management of epilepsy is more than just about controlling seizures, but also about giving patients back the confidence to live their lives. As a specialist in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, I will provide comprehensive epilepsy care for patients to achieve these goals.

Clinical Interests

  • Management of refractory epilepsy through epilepsy surgery, including pre-surgical work up, intracranial EEG monitoring, and targeted treatment options.

Procedures and Research Interests

  • Epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, electroencephalography (EEG) in the EMU and ICU settings, stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), intraoperative monitoring, and evoked potentials.

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences
    North Carolina State University, 2009
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2015
  • Residency in Neurology
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2018
  • Fellowship in Epilepsy
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2019
  • Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2020


Atif Sheikh, MD