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Deepak K. Lachhwani, MBBS, MD, is Staff Pediatric Epileptologist at the Epilepsy Center within the Neurological Institute of Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Lachhwani is a member of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), Editor of AES News, and a committee member for the International League Against Epilepsy. He is very active in the American Academy of Neurology and serves on the editorial board of CNP News. He is also a member of the Child Neurology Society, American Society of Neuroimaging and the Society of Nuclear Medicine.
Dr. Lachhwani’s particular interests lie in treating children with medically refractory epilepsy, functional neuroimaging, pediatric epilepsy surgery and ICU monitoring of neonates and children. His research interests revolve around these fields, with specific reference to clinical outcomes after epilepsy surgery in children with tuberous sclerosis, Stroke, Rasmussen’s encephalitis and medically refractory status epilepticus. He expands the sphere of medical care at Cleveland Clinic provided to children with seizures by directing the activities of the Pediatric Epilepsy Support Group, which offers a unique platform for educating and supporting families of these children.
Dr. Lachhwani gained an MD from the Gandhi Medical College at Bhopal, India, in 1991 and completed his Pediatric residency and Neurology residency training at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. He then completed his subspecialty training in Pediatric Epilepsy at Cleveland Clinic and accepted his current professional staff position.
Dr. Lachhwani is an avid writer for several peer-reviewed publications, has published several book chapters, and has presented numerous posters at national and international meetings. He has co-edited the fourth edition of the textbook, “The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice.” He was awarded the Junior Resident Travel Award from the Department of Pediatrics at Mayo Clinic in 1994, was a high honors student at the Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India (1983-1991), and earned a Distinguished Services Award for patient care during the Union Carbide methyl-isocyanate (MIC) gas tragedy at Bhopal (December 1984).
children with complex epilepsies, children with epilepsy and Sturge Weber Syndrome, children with first seizure, clinical drug trials, clinical neurophysiology, 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, interpretation of continuous EEG monitoring in the critical care setting, 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, surgical treatment of refractory epilepsy and functional imaging, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, vagus nerve stimulation, Video EEG, clinical outcomes after epilepsy surgery in children with tuberous sclerosis
Awards & Honors
Distinguished Services Award for patient care during the Union Carbide MIC gas tragedy at Bhopal, India, December 1984 ---
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