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
  • Intraoperative Brain Mapping And Monitoring
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test
View all 12 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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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 Epilepsy Training Program
Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Neurology Residency Program
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Neurology Residency Program
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Medical College of Georgia, V.A., W.R.H. Consortium
Internal Medicine


Internship - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA USA

Internship - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA USA

Undergraduate - University of Georgia
Athens, GA USA


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

Specialty Interests

Interpretation of continuous EEG monitoring in the critical care setting. The use of quantitative EEG and continuous spectral arrays in the critical care setting. Status epilepticus. Invasive EEG monitoring for pre-surgical evaluations, adult and geriatric epilepsy, adult epilepsy, brain malformations causing epilepsy, clinical drug trials, clinical neurophysiology, EEG, Epilepsy, evoked potentials, intraoperative monitoring, intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring, Intra-operative brain mapping for epilepsy surgery, Seizure disorder treatment and surgery in brain malformations, seizure manifestations, vagus nerve stimulation, Video EEG.

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 9/8/2019, Dr. Hantus 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

98 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Hantus thoroughly explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr Hantus is always very knowledgeable and patient with all of our questions and problems

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Always been a concerned and intelligent doctor during my 1-2 year patient experiences with him.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

the Dr spent more than enough time with us. I'm fact over an hour. I was actually in and out of a seizure while talking to him and he was amazing to be talking my boyfriend thru the entire thing and what to expect and things we could do in the future. I can't wait to meet and thank him for that day.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

I was diagnosed in 2010. Dr, Hantus was the 1st doctor who really explained what the lesion had done to my brain- inability to form short-term memories- others said that the memories were lost - not that they were never formed and so were not "forgotten", just that they were never there.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Hanthus does a great job in answering questions and explaining in easy to understand terms

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr Hantus and staff are always readily available for any questions, even if it is words of encouragement. I never have to wait very long for a response! I couldn't imagine going through this without Dr Hantus and his team!

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr Hantus is really a great doctor especially when epilepsy is difficult to treat. He really inspired confidence and is easy to understand

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. Hantus is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr. Stephen Hantus is a very good epileptologists, I've been seeing him for about 6 years now.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

we have will confidence in Dr. Hantus and staff

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Hantus has made a huge change in handling my condition- explaining the ramifications/symptoms. I have been treated for this brain lesion since 2010 and he has explained things better than any other doctor. The medication I am on now and greatly improved my life.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

it is great to have a doctor that respects me as a human being and makes sure to listen to all my concerns!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

I am blown away by the care and concern given to me at my very first appointment with Dr. Hantus. I've seen another doctor there for 3 years now and have never understood my medication and the way the worked with me until this appointment. After careful discussion we made the decision to change my meds. His guidance and goal to alleviate my seizures altogether made me feel great. He is very passionate about the care of his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Great experience with my visit with Dr. Hantus

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr Hantus listens to my concerns and explains everything so I can understand. he is definitely one of the best doctors I've ever had!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

dr hantus is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Hantus himself is an excellent provider and the actual visit was very helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

The care and answers to my health issues was well worth the trip from Pittsburgh Area where physicians were unable to find a root cause of my issue.

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