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Prakash Kotagal, MD


Prakash Kotagal, MD
Department: Epilepsy Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Prakash Kotagal, MD
Department: Medical Subspecialty Pediatrics
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Prakash Kotagal, MD
Department: Pediatric Neurology (CCCHR)
Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Mail Code S51
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Prakash Kotagal, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Prakash Kotagal, MD, is a member of the Pediatric Epilepsy Section at Cleveland Clinic.

His research interests include epilepsy surgery, vagus nerve stimulation, seizure symptomatology and the relationship between sleep and epilepsy.

He attended medical school at the Jawaharlal Institute in Pondicherry, India, and  received his medical degree from the University of Madras.He received his training in pediatrics at St. Louis University and pediatric neurology at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Kotagal went on to complete fellowships in EEG, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Cleveland Clinic, and he also trained in pediatric sleep disorders at Children’s Hospital, Boston.

He has published many papers in journals such as Neurology, Epilepsia, Epilepsy Research, Archives of Neurology, Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Seminars in Pediatric Neurology  and Seizure.

He is also editor of the textbook "The Epilepsies: Etiologies & Prevention," and he has also written many book chapters related to epilepsy and sleep. He is on the advisory board of the Epilepsy Association in Cleveland.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Child Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - St. Louis University Hospital
St. Louis, MO USA
Medical School - University of Madras, Jawaharlal Institute, Pondicherry
Pondicherry, In USA


  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
  • Neurology- Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology- Epilepsy

Specialty Interests

children with complex epilepsies, children with epilepsy and Sturge Weber Syndrome, children with first seizure, clinical drug trials, diagnostic video EEG for pediatric seizure disorders, EEG, Epilepsy, epilepsy and epilepsy surgery in children and adolescents, Epilepsy surgery and medical treatment of epilepsy in children, invasive EEG monitoring for pre-surgical evaluations, Pediatric Epilepsy, pediatric epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, Rasmussen's encephalitis and medically refractory status epilepticus., Seizure disorder treatment and surgery in brain malformations, seizure manifestations, Sturge Weber syndrome, the relationship between sleep and epilepsy, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, vagus nerve stimulation, Video EEG, pediatric sleep disorders

Awards & Honors

  • 1989 Peskind Award, Cleveland Clinic for best scientific paper
  • 2008 Honoree Epilepsy Association of Northeast Ohio


  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Neurology

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Clinical Drug Trials
  • Clinical Trials
  • Early Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery And Video Eeg Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Adolescents
  • Epilepsy Surgery In Children
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Polysomnogram
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 1/26/2017, Dr. Kotagal has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Kotagal receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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