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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Early Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery And Video Eeg Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Adolescents
  • Epilepsy Surgery In Children
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Dravet and Doose Syndrome and other Myoclonic Epilepsies
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy in Children
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Infantile Spasm
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Medically Refractory Status Epilepticus
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Rasmussen Encephalitis
  • Seizure Manifestations
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
View all 19 Specialties +


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About Deepak Lachhwani, MD

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). 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Neurophysiology, EEG and Epilepsy (Clinical Fellow)
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
EEG and Epilepsy (Clinical Scholar)
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Neurophysiology, EEG and Epilepsy
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Mayo Clinic
Pediatric Neurology
Rochester, MN USA

Internship - Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA

Medical Education - Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal University Faculty of Medicine
Bhopal, MP,

Residency - Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal University Faculty of Medicine
Bhopal, MP,

Internship - Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal University Faculty of Medicine
Compulsory Rotating
Bhopal, MP,

Undergraduate - Central Board of Secondary Education
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Puram, New Delhi,

Additional Training

  • 200-Hour Nuclear Physician Licensing Course: Associates in Medical Physics, LLC, September 13-20, 2002; October 18-27, 2002; March 13-14, 2003
  • Training and experience in Nuclear Neurology of more than 500 hours between April 2002 and March 2003, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundations
  • Leading in Health Care (2008-2009)


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

Specialty Interests

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 ---

Innovations & Patents

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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 8/20/2021, Dr. Lachhwani 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

62 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Honestly, we waited in the room for a while and I felt a little annoyed. When the doctor walked in the room he immediately apologized. He was so amazing and I can see why I had to wait a little longer than I normally do. He spoke to me directly as a person and also spoke to my daughter as a person which is incredible because she is only six. Most providers would have dismissed her and spoke only to the adult. He had a great bedside manner and listened so well. I would have waited three hours in that room to be able to see him. Most providers will just run through the motions and try to hurry on to the next room. He took his time and I felt that he wanted to addressed every concern. I know a provider like him is giving each patient the time that they truly deserved and it made it worth the wait. I would recommend him to anyone that would listen.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Best dr , i'm so glad to have him as my sons dr

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Lachhwani was wonderful. He was great with my 10 month old son, listened to my concerns, and appeared to value my input. I would absolutely recommend him to other families seeking a pediatric neurologist.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. L is our favorite doctor ever! We wish he could train all other doctors on bedside manner and compassion. He is a wealth of knowledge and we always know our son is in good hands when we see him.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

I've had good experience at Cleveland Clinic I think the doctors here and nurses are very nice!!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

our experience was excellent. the doctor is fantastic and very patient and knowledgeable. we couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Lachhwani is wonderful!

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

We love Dr. Lachhwani!

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Lachhwani is amazing!

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. is so pleasant, & very helpful. he rocks.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

We are extremely impressed and grateful for Dr. Deepak Lachhwanni.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Couldn't ask for a better doctor

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

The doctor is very nice. He helped me with my problem very much.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Have always loved our regular doctor and the attending doctor stepped in well informed and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I had a very good experience with my overall appointment with Dr. Deepak Lachhwani. The logistics of making & attending the appointment were made simple via the patient portal. I was able to get the appointment in a timely manner and the sound and visual quality were excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I had a really good experience. I would expect it difficult for a doctor to sum up in a short period of time over a video chat a diagnosis. This is a challenging time for everyone concerned. My questions had been answered and concerns somewhat put to rest. I am thankful.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr. Lachwani was a great listener, asked thoughtful questions, and did a great job.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

All staff from doctors to nurses to food delivery staff and janitors were very nice and are very pleasant to work with. They are very courteous and seem like they like their jobs and really want to help with anything they can.

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