Treatment & Services
- Center for Pediatric Epilepsy
- Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
- Epilepsy Surgery in Children
- Pediatric Neuroscience
- Subdural Recording Signal Analysis
- Vagal Nerve Stimulation
- Video EEG Monitoring
- Video EEG Monitoring for Pediatric Seizure Disorders
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Autoimmune Epilepsy
- Developmental Disorders of the Brain
- Infantile Spasm
- Ketogenic Diet
- Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
- Malformations of Cortical Development
- Medically Refractory Status Epilepticus
- Non-Epileptic Seizure
- Rasmussen Encephalitis
- Status Epilepticus (Continuous Seizures)
- Sturge-Weber Syndrome
- Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Residency - Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hosp.
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Children's Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Medical Education - Facutad De Ciencias Medicas Matamzas/Univ of Havana Cuba
Medical Education - Universidad de Mantanzas
- Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
- Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy
Epileptic encephalopathy, epilepsy outcome, epilepsy epidemiology, EEG
Research & Publications
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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 7/18/2023, Dr. Pestana Knight 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.
Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Pestana Knight has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:
- Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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.
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77 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023
Always love meeting with dr pestana!
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023
Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023
Dr. Knight took time to get to know my daughter and create a relationship with her. Upon leaving she reiterated that we have her on our team as she will follow us annually and be there If anything changes before that. While simple words, she made us feel supported and included in care. She treated all of us with care and empathy. Excellent provider.
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023
Dr. Lachhwani is such a great doctor!
Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023
I had an excellent and easy conversation. No problems at all. Dr. Pestana is very profesional and always mentions the truth and only the truth.
Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023
Dr. Pestana-Knight is an incredible doctor
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023
Absolutely love Dr Pestana
Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023
Dr Pastana was very thorough and patient with us and really wanted to understand exactly what our son's situation was
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