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  • Assistant Professor – Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

Epilepsy places a heavy burden on the wellness of our patients and their families. As member of the wonderful team of epileptologists, advanced practice providers, support clinicians, and trainees, I strive to improve seizure control, comorbidities, and ultimately quality of life for my patients. We aim to provide the highest quality clinical care through a multifaceted approach – including targeted pharmacotherapy, neuropsychological comorbidity management and support, and (when applicable) surgical intervention or neurostimulation.

Clinical Interests

  • Status epilepticus diagnosis and treatment; refractory epilepsy management, including complex pharmacotherapy and epilepsy surgery; pre-surgical evaluations for epilepsy surgery; neuropsychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy.

Procedures and Research Interests

  • Procedures: Continuous video electroencephalography (EEG) in the EMU and ICU settings, ambulatory EEG, stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), Electrocorticography (ECoG), WADA testing, intraoperative neuromonitoring, neurostimulation (VNS, RNS, DBS) and evoked potentials.
  • Research: Status epilepticus treatment and outcomes; development of epileptic networks in patients with focal epilepsy; cognitive and neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery; quantitative EEG in critical care monitoring.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Neurology, 2020

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    East Tennessee State University, 2011 – 2015
  • Master of Science, Pharmacology
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, 2010 – 2011
  • Master of Arts, General Psychology-Experimental Track
    Western Carolina University, 2006 – 2008
  • Residency, Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
    University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2016 – 2019
  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2015 – 2016
  • Fellowship, Epilepsy
    Columbia University Medical Center, 2020 – 2021
  • Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology
    Columbia University Medical Center, 2019 – 2020


  • UNC Division of Epilepsy
  • Patient Ratings (when available) – Physician satisfaction data is posted when a physician has received a minimum of 30 returned patient surveys within the last 12 months.
Brandon Waters, MD