FACES Around the World

The NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has developed a worldwide reputation for epilepsy care. We provide multidisciplinary care for patients with epilepsy from around the world. The International Epilepsy Program at NYU is co-Directed by Ruben Kuzniecky, M.D. and Blanca Vazquez, M.D. with participation by all members of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. The International Epilepsy Program strives to offer the international patient specialized care in accordance with their cultural background.

Several of our staff are multi-lingual and have established excellent relationships with multiple epilepsy centers and neurologists around the world. The center is a referral source for patients from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. In addition to patient care, the International Epilepsy Program aims to facilitate the continuing medical education for physicians from other countries. The program organizes a symposium every year that brings neurologists from around the world to NYU.

The program offers the most sophisticated and up to date neurological care including outpatient consultations, outpatient EEG, ambulatory EEG monitoring, video-EEG monitoring, high resolution MRI, magnetoencephalography, neuropsychological assessment and epilepsy surgery. The International Epilepsy Program is associated with the New York Sleep Institute - a dedicated facility for the study of sleep disorders in children and adults.

Patient admissions, patient care, VISA requirements, and patient services are coordinated by the NYU Office of International Patients. The International Epilepsy Program is closely associated with several international government agencies that facilitate the referral of patients to NYU.

The International Epilepsy Program is located within the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at 223 East 34th Street in New York, New York. To learn more about the center please call (212) 263-8327.