Jocelyn Bautista, MD

216.636.5860

Jocelyn Bautista, MD

Appointed: 2001

Jocelyn Bautista, MD
Department: Epilepsy Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.4378
Jocelyn Bautista, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.4378
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Jocelyn F. Bautista, MD, is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Staff in the Epilepsy Center of the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute. 

Dr. Bautista is board-certified in Adult Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. Her specialty interests include adult epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, familial epilepsy, evidenced-based medicine and quality of care in epilepsy. She serves as the Quality Improvement Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute.

She graduated from University of Illinois, completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine and internship and neurology residency training at Yale University School of Medicine. Following residency training, Dr. Bautista completed a two-year clinical fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Cleveland Clinic.

Upon completing her epilepsy fellowship, she received an American Academy of Neurology clinical research training fellowship award to begin her own study of familial epilepsy and to pursue training in genetic epidemiology at Case Western Reserve University. This work resulted in a Nature Genetics paper identifying a gene responsible for a familial syndrome of generalized epilepsy and paroxysmal dyskinesia. In 2005, she received an National Institutes of Health-mentored patient-oriented research career development award (K23) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to pursue further training and research in the complex genetics of human epilepsies.

Professional Highlights

  • American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship Award, 2001
  • Her work led to the identification a gene responsible for a familial syndrome of generalized epilepsy and paroxysmal dyskinesia
  • National Institutes of Health grant to pursue further training and research in the complex genetics of human epilepsies, 2005
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2005
  • Presented “Gene Mapping in Complex Epilepsies” at the NIH-Sponsored Curing Epilepsy 2007 Junior Investigator Symposium
  • Served as NIH/NINDS Epilepsy Benchmark Steward, 2007 to present

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy
Cleveland, OH USA
2001
Residency - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Neurology
New Haven, CT USA
1999
Internship - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Haven, CT USA
1996
Medical School - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1995
Undergraduate - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
Chemistry
Urbana, IL USA
1991

Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology- Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Inc.- Clinical Neurophysiology & Epilepsy Monitoring

Specialty Interests

adult and geriatric epilepsy, adult epilepsy, clinical drug trials, clinical neurophysiology, EEG, Epilepsy, genetics, genetics of epilepsy, invasive EEG monitoring for pre-surgical evaluations, Seizure disorder treatment and surgery in brain malformations, seizure manifestations, vagus nerve stimulation, Video EEG

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Society of Human Genetics

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery And Video Eeg Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Seizure Manifestations
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Women's Health And Epilepsy

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As of 8/5/2014, Dr. Bautista has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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