Department Epilepsy Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery And Video Eeg Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Interpretation of EEG in the critical care setting
  • Intracranial EEG monitoring and brain mapping for presurgical evaluation
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Complex Epilepsy in Adults
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Intractable (Drug Resistant) Epilepsy
  • Malformations Of Cortical Development
  • Neurofibromatosis Causing Epilepsy
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Seizure Manifestations
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures
  • Women's Health And Epilepsy
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Jocelyn Bautista, MD

Jocelyn Bautista, MD, is board-certified in Adult Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy. Her specialty interests include adult epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, familial epilepsy, evidenced-based medicine, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and quality of care in epilepsy. She served as the Quality Improvement Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute from 2007 to 2016.

She graduated from University of Illinois, completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine and internship and neurology residency training at Yale University School of Medicine. Following residency training, Dr. Bautista completed a two-year clinical fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Cleveland Clinic.

Upon completing her epilepsy fellowship, she received an American Academy of Neurology clinical research training fellowship award to begin her own study of familial epilepsy and to pursue training in genetic epidemiology at Case Western Reserve University. This work resulted in a Nature Genetics paper identifying a gene responsible for a familial syndrome of generalized epilepsy and paroxysmal dyskinesia. In 2005, she received an National Institutes of Health-mentored patient-oriented research career development award (K23) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to pursue further training and research in the complex genetics of human epilepsies. She has participated in multicenter international research consortiums and has ongoing research collaborations with the Lerner Research Institute. She also serves on the Neurology Standing Committee at the National Quality Forum which endorses metrics for use in national quality improvement initiatives.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Training Program
Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Ohio)
Cleveland, Oh United States (Archived)

Residency - Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT USA

Residency - Yale New Haven Hospital Neurology Residency Program
New Haven, CT USA

Residency - Yale University School of Medicine (Connecticut)
New Haven, CO United States (Archived)

Internship - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Haven, CT USA

Internship - Yale-New Haven Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program
Internal Medicine
New Haven, CT USA

Internship - Yale University School of Medicine (Connecticut)
New Haven, CO United States (Archived)

Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Undergraduate - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL USA

Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine (Missouri)
St Louis, MI United States (Archived)

Professional Highlights

  • American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship Award, 2001
  • Her work led to the identification a gene responsible for a familial syndrome of generalized epilepsy and paroxysmal dyskinesia
  • National Institutes of Health grant to pursue further training and research in the complex genetics of human epilepsies, 2005
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2005
  • Presented “Gene Mapping in Complex Epilepsies” at the NIH-Sponsored Curing Epilepsy 2007 Junior Investigator Symposium
  • Served as NIH/NINDS Epilepsy Benchmark Steward, 2007 to 2013
  • Served on AAN/AES Antiepileptic Drug Guidelines Committee, 2008 to 2018
  • Served on National Quality Forum Neurology Standing Committee, 2012-2013, 2016 to 2020


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy
  • - Epilepsy - Subspecialty Cert
  • - Neurology - General Cert
  • - Clinical Neurophysiology - Subspecialty Cert
  • Clinical Neurophysiology & Epilepsy Monitoring

Specialty Interests

adult and geriatric epilepsy, adult epilepsy, clinical drug trials, clinical neurophysiology, EEG, Epilepsy, genetics, genetics of epilepsy, invasive EEG monitoring for pre-surgical evaluations, Seizure disorder treatment and surgery in brain malformations, seizure manifestations, vagus nerve stimulation, Video EEG


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Society of Human Genetics
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 8/19/2020, Dr. Bautista 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

103 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

love dr Bautista

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

the doctor is terrific

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

great really caring nurses doctors and PCNA's I trust them over my hospitals back home

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

we are amazed that the doctor got right on what she told us she was going to do! This is a positive sign for us!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Bautista is a very considerate, knowledgeable professional.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Bautista is always so professional and has wonderful bedside manner. She is so knowledgeable. She is an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Bautista is amazing! I wish all my doctors were just like her! Knowledgeable, kind, intelligent, personable, and all around pleasant.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

already recommended Dr.Bautista to a coworker who started having seizures !

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

We had a very good experience , Dr Bautista was very professional and calming for us. We were so glad she listened to what was going on with my husband and got us into the Cleveland Clinic the same day .

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Bautista and her support team are outstanding

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I highly recommend and TRUST Dr Bautista and her team

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Talking to Dr Bautista was great

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Everything was fine with Doctor Bautista

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr Bautista was amazing

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr Bautista is great and her staff exemplifies it

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

dr Bautista and her team are the reason I'm a patient

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I've been in several area hospitals and never been treated like I get treated in Dr Bautista's office

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr. Bautista was a great listener and was very informative. She made sure that she was very thorough during our visit and displayed an incredible bedside manor.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

This would be my 3rd time seeing this doctor. The 2nd and 3rd time I got the impression that she was very annoyed and inconvenienced to see me. She offered no real solution or result, she did recommend another docotor but I felt as if it was just to brush me off. I would not recommend anyone seeing this docotor her attitude and bed side manor were very poor.

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