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
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 disorder
- 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
Medical Education - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Rainbow, Babies & Childrens University Hospitals
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Medical Education - Faculty of Medical Sciences of Matanzas / Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas
- 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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As of 8/24/2020, 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.
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87 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
18 Patient Comments
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.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020
Doctor Pastana was very kind and explained everything very detailed.
Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020
It was a great experience, Dr. Pestana is a wonderful person who cares for all my problems and concerns.
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020
Dr. Pestana is amazing! Our family is so grateful for the care that she and all of the staff have given Jospeh.
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020
my daughter adore her,she is amazing! she changed my daughter medicine and thanks to her my girl don't heave seizures anymore For three years ! thank you so much for a wonderful Dr Pastanaplus she speak Spanish is a combo of excellent service!
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020
We travel in from Pittsburgh, PA. We would travel the world to see Dr. Elia Pestana Knight! we love her!!
Reviewed on May 26, 2020
very good I love the the doctor they are saving and helping my 15 year old son a big sport player
Reviewed on May 1, 2020
we live Dr Pestana.
Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020
I have always had good experience with my doctor and the other in the office
Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2020
Grateful for this service with Dr Knight. She included us in plan and as always very knowledgeable , caring, and looks at the big picture. Blessed!
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