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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations


Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195


Epilepsy Center

Fairview Hospital

18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Malformation Surgery
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery and Video EEG Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Children
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Specialized EEG with Subdural Grids
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Doose Syndrome
  • Dravet Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Infantile Spasm
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Medically Refractory Status Epilepticus
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Non-Epileptic Seizure
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Rasmussen Encephalitis
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (Continuous Seizures)
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
View all 17 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
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

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

  • Edit Innovations
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 7/28/2023, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

90 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Lachhwani, Dr. Kotagal, PA's Chris & Zach, RN's Jen & Lindsay (just to name a few of the team members) were all exceptional! We truly felt like everyone involved was giving their best effort to help diagnose our daughters condition.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr Lachwanni is phenomenal. He's a brilliant doctor but also has a wonderful bed side manner.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

We live in NY therefore teleconferencing is very important for us to maintain in contact with Dr. L. We highly value the ability to do both and look forward to seeing Dr. L in person as well.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

He really does a nice job of talking to our child and including her in the discussion.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Our care from the providers at Cleveland Clinic has been excellent!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr L was so kind and gentle with my son and helped him feel at ease during the exam

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Wright was very kind and really engaged with our daughter and the visitors in the room.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Lachhwani was very kind and respectful and very knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Lachwanni always take the time to get to know the person. I believe it helps him be able to better treat his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Lachwani is superb! Very knowledgeable, compassionate and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

I was so impressed with the bedside manner and professionalism shown! Dr. Lashwani was so great at explaining things to not only me as a parent, but also to my kiddo. He was amazing!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

The doctors were all very good

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

A very caring dr.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

My daughter loves coming to her appointment. She is usually very anxious with doctors. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Lachhwani is so attentive and interested in Brody. He always takes time to chat with him before getting into the visit. I really like his approach.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Lachwani was extremely kind and willing to explain everything addressed.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

The doctor ensured all concerns were expressed by the parent, gave options and allowed parent the opportunity to express their thoughts on the course of action.

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