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Adult Epilepsy

Suzette LaRoche, MD, FACNS, FAAN

  • Interim Chief of the Division of Epilepsy
  • Professor of Neurology, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Interests: Providing specialty care to under-served and rural populations
  • Research Interests: EEG monitoring in critically ill patients, video EEG monitoring for diagnosis of seizures, non-epileptic seizures and functional neurological disorders
  • Board Certifications: ABPN Epilepsy,  ABCN Critical Care EEG, ABCN Epilepsy Monitoring, ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology, ABPN Neurology

Albert Hinn, MD

  • Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM)
  • Professor of Neurology, Adjunctive Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Clinical interests: Epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology
  • Research interests: Intraoperative monitoring
  • Board Certification: ABPN Neurology and ABCN Clinical Neurophysiology

Bradley V. Vaughn, MD

  • Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Allied Health Sciences
  • Clinical interests: Epilepsy, sleep disorders, and nocturnal events
  • Research interests: Sleep disorders, epilepsy, interaction of sleep and epilepsy, sleep physiology and disorders in neurological disorders
  • Board Certification: ABPN Neurology, ABPN Sleep Medicine, ABCN Clinical Neurophysiology, ABSM Sleep Medicine

Angela Wabulya, MBChB

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Fellowship Program Director
  • Clinical interests: Epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, intraoperative monitoring
  • Research interests: Epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, epilepsy care in underserved populations
  • Board Certification: ABPN Neurology, ABPN Epilepsy

Clio Rubinos, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Clinical Interests: Critical care, traumatic brain injury, intracranial hemorrhage, acute ischemic stroke, status epilepticus, epilepsy, critical care EEG and clinical neurophysiology
  • Research Interests: EEG, serum and CSF biomarkers and multimodality monitoring to measure brain function and prediction of epileptogenesis
  • Board Certification: ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology, ABPN Adult Neurology

Atif Tahir Sheikh, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology – Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 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

Brandon Waters, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology – Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 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: 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
  • Board Certification: ABPN Neurology

Linh Ngo, FNP

  • Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner

Shabina Sheikh, NP

  • Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner

Ann Walker, RN

  • Epilepsy Nurse

Erin Carrier, LCSW

  • Epilepsy Social Worker

Pediatric Epilepsy

Chon Lee, MD

  • Division Chief, Child Neurology
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Interests:  Evaluation and management of pediatric epilepsy
  • Research Interests: Epidiolex (cannabidiol) for epilepsy
  • Board Certifications: Epilepsy, Epilepsy Monitoring, Child Neurology, Pediatrics

Yael Shiloh-Malawsky, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Associate Director – Epilepsy Fellowship Program
  • Program Director – Child Neurology Residency Program,
  • Co-founder and Clinical Core Leader – UNC Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGI)
  • Clinical Interests: Epilepsy in childhood
  • Research interests: Neuroplasticity, neuromuscular disease, and epilepsy
  • Board Certifications: ABPN Child Neurology, ABPN Epilepsy

Quian-Zhou (Jojo) Yang, MD

  • Assistant Professor – Child Neurology and Epilepsy
  • Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Clinical interests: Surgery for medically refractory epilepsy, precision therapeutics for genetic epilepsies, integrative medicine in neurology
  • Board Certification: Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Board eligible: Epilepsy

Senyene Hunter, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor – Child Neurology and Epilepsy
  • Research Interests: Epilepsy neurogenetics, neonatal seizures
  • Board Certification: ABPN Child Neurology


Scott Elton, MD

  • Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Neurosurgery

Eldad Hadar, MD

  • Professor & Residency Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Section Chief of Functional Neurosurgery

Carolyn Quinsey, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Research Director for Neurosurgery


Matthew Harris, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Neuropsychology

Karla Thompson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Neuropsychology


Jarrett Barnhill, MD

  • Professor of Psychiatry

Rebecca Nash, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Valerie Jewells, DO

  • Professor of Radiology, Neuroradiology section

Nuclear Medicine

Mitchel Muhelman, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Epilepsy and EMU Coordinator

La Toya Bethea

  • EMU and Epilepsy Surgery Coordinator