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Department Epilepsy Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.445.8124
Fax:
216.445.6813
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Adolescents
  • Epilepsy Surgery In Children
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Signal Analyses of Subdural Recordings
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Video Eeg Monitoring For Pediatric Seizure Disorders
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Autoimmune Epilepsy
  • Developmental Disorders Of The Brain
  • Infantile Spasm
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Lissencephaly
  • Malformations Of Cortical Development
  • Medically Refractory Status Epilepticus
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Rasmussen Encephalitis
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
View all 13 Specialties +
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Biography

About Elia Pestana Knight, MD

Dr Elia M. Pestana Knight is a pediatric epileptologist in the Pediatric Epilepsy Section, Epilepsy Center at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Pestana Knight completed medical school in Cuba (1991) where she graduated at the top of her class. She trained in general neurology (1995) and pediatric neurology (1996) at the Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia, Havana, Cuba. After moving to the United States in 1999, Dr. Pestana Knight completed a research fellowship in epilepsy at the Cleveland Clinic (2004), residency training in Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (2007), and Pediatric Neurology residency at the University of Michigan (2010). She is board certified in Pediatrics, Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology and Epilepsy.

Dr. Pestana Knight has more than 30 papers published in peer-reviewed journals related to epilepsy and neurological disorders. Her areas of research interest include co-morbidities in pediatric epilepsy, epileptic encephalopathy, epilepsy surgery and pediatric epilepsy outcomes. Dr. Pestana Knight is an enthusiastic teacher. She loves taking care of children with epilepsy and their families, particularly children with refractory seizures. She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2013

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Child Neurology
Ann Arbor, MI USA
2010

Residency - Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hosp.
Pediatrics
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

Internship - Children's Hospital of Michigan
Pediatrics
Detroit, MI USA
2005

Medical Education - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy
Cleveland, OH USA
2004

Residency - Rainbow, Babies & Childrens University Hospitals
Cleveland, OH USA
1998

Residency - National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Neurology
Havana, Cuba
1995

Medical Education - Faculty of Medical Sciences of Matanzas / Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas
Matanzas,

Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy

Specialty Interests

Epileptic encephalopathy, epilepsy outcome, epilepsy epidemiology, EEG

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/11/2021, Dr. Pestana Knight 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

76 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Excellent service. Dr. Pestana have been my daughter's doctor for years and I am completely satisfied with the care she receives.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

my doctor showed me the utmost respect Dr.pastana -knight gets a 20/10 ratingin my book gave me the best care as a doctor should and was very kind

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

love Dr Pestana

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Pestana-knight was extremely thorough and pleasant, patient and respectful with our son. Would highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

We cannot say enough great things about Dr. Pestana Knight. She has been so wonderful and we are so grateful for her care.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Pestana was very thorough and seemed genuinely concerned about my son.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

love Dr Pestana Knight.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr Pestana is very caring

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Pestana is a excellent Doctor who is very caring and attentive.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr Pestana-Knight rescued our daughter!We have the highest praise for the amazing care she receives every time she either visits the clinic or has a zoom appointment.Dr Pestana-Knight listens to our concerns, addresses them and always takes our travel time to the clinic as a high priority.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr Pestana-Knight has always been able to accommodate any testing and visit with her for the same day when appropriate.She truly gives her patients her undivided attention. She makes us feel as though we are her top priority every time.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

I would recommend Dr. p.Knight to everyone.

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