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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Cortical Brain Mapping
  • 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
  • Evoked Potential Tests
  • Intraoperative Brain Mapping And Monitoring
  • Intra-operative Brain Mapping for Epilepsy Surgery
  • Magnetoencephalography (meg)
  • Neuroimaging (mri, Pet, Spect, Meg Scans)
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Signal Analyses of Subdural Recordings
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Autoimmune Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Developmental Disorders Of The Brain
  • Dravet and Doose Syndrome and other Myoclonic Epilepsies
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy in Children
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Infantile Spasm
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Lissencephaly
  • Malformations Of Cortical Development
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Rasmussen Encephalitis
  • Seizure Manifestations
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
View all 24 Specialties +


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About Ajay Gupta, MD

Ajay Gupta, M.D. is the head of the section of Pediatric Epilepsy in the Epilepsy Center/Neurological Institute. He is Associate Professor at The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. He is also the founder director of multidisciplinary Tuberous Sclerosis Program at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Gupta is an expert in the field of childhood and adolescent epilepsy with emphasis on epilepsy surgery evaluation, difficult to treat epilepsy, and management of epilepsy in the setting of cortical dysplasias and neurocutaneous disorders such as Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Sturge-Weber syndrome.  Dr. Gupta is also a skilled specialist in intra-operative neurophysiological techniques used during brain surgery to map regions of brain for critical function (motor, speech control etc.) as well as malfunction (seizure origin, brain tumors etc.). His expertise attracts national and international consultations from families and practicing Neurologists who seek a second opinion. Dr. Gupta is recognized in the Consumers' Research Council's 'Top Physicians' of America", and Marquis "Who's Who in America".

Dr. Gupta is an accomplished physician, clinical researcher and educator whose talents are tapped by a variety of organizations. He serves on the Pediatric Program Committee, and has served on the Scientific Program Committee of the American Epilepsy Society. He serves on the editorial board of two prestigious international journals in the field, ‘Epileptic disorders’ and ‘Pediatric Neurology’. The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), world’s top organization on Epilepsy care, appointed him to the task force that is charged with developing novel diagnostic methods for cortical dysplasia, the most common cause of refractory epilepsy in children. Dr. Gupta also works on the Professional and Scientific Board of the U.S. Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. He serves on the peer-review panel of national and international journals including Annals of Neurology, Brain and Development, Epilepsia, Epilepsy and Behavior, and European Journal of Pediatric Neurology. He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, Child Neurology Society, International Child Neurology Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the international affairs committee of the US Child Neurology Society.

Dr. Gupta has made innovative and pioneering contributions to advance the field of epilepsy surgery and treatment of epilepsy in children. He has authored more than 75 original research articles and review papers in the peer-reviewed international journals and textbooks. He mentors resident and fellow trainees from US and abroad during their Neurology and Epilepsy fellowships, and some of them have received highly competitive Junior Investigator Research Awards at the American Epilepsy Society annual meetings. As an advocate of medical education and training, Dr. Gupta has chaired, directed and served as faculty in Epilepsy/EEG courses, workshops, and seminars at the national and international conferences. He also serves as a volunteer faculty for the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) for epilepsy training of professionals in the developing countries.

After graduating from the University of Punjab, India, Dr. Gupta completed residency and fellowship training in Neurology, Child Neurology, and EEG/Neurophysiology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also did a clinical research fellowship in Medical Genetics at The St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, United Kingdom. Dr. Gupta is board certified in Pediatrics, Neurology and EEG/Clinical Neurophysiology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Saint George's Hospital Medical School, University of London
Clinical Genetics - Research

Medical School - Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Chandigarh, India

Medical School - Punjab University Faculty of Medicine

Medical School - Guru Nanak Dev University Faculty of Medicine

Undergraduate - Punjab University/DAV College

Medical Education - Government Medical Institute Patiala

Internship - Institute of Medical Education and Research

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Pediatric Program Committee, American Epilepsy Society
  • Member, Special Task Force, diagnostic methods for cortical dysplasia, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)
  • Editorial Board, Epileptic Disorders, leading journal from France (John Libbey Eurotext)
  • Member, Scientific Program Committee, American Epilepsy Society
  • Editorial Board, Pediatric Neurology, a leading peer-reviewed journal from US (Elsevier)
  • Professional and Scientific Board, U.S. Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
  • Member, International Affairs Committee, US Child Neurology Society
  • Professional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Association
    Faculty, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), for international educational initiatives in distance learning
  • Co-Editor of book, The Treatment of Epilepsy -- Principles and Practice


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

Specialty Interests

Surgical and medical treatment of children with epilepsy, epilepsy treatment in neurocutaneous disorders like tuberous sclerosis complex and sturge weber syndrome, intra-operative monitoring and brain mapping for epilepsy surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Junior Investigator Award to mentored research project on "Outcome after Hemispherectomy in Children", American Epilepsy Society 2011
  • 'America's Top Physicians' list 2010, Consumers' Research Council of America, Washington, DC
  • Junior Investigator Award to mentored research project on Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, American Epilepsy Society 2010
  • Marquis "Who's Who in America" list, 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
  • Outstanding mentored research award to Junior Member, Child Neurology Society, 2006
  • Kiffin Penry Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship Award, 2001-2002


  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society (USA)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • International Child Neurology Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/27/2018, Dr. Gupta 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Gupta receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Eisai Co., Ltd.

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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

46 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

We are driving from Mississippi to see Dr. Gupta because we have heard that Cleveland Clinic is one of the best for pediatric epilepsy and SEEG.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr Gupta provided comprehensive information on care moving forward.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr Gupta is an exceptional health care provider; he instills trust and kindness with his care.

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