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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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Neurology Residency Program
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA USA

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


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

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

See publications for Stephen Hantus, MD.

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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 8/5/2021, 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.

* 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

81 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Hantus is one of the absolute best neurologists I have ever had.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Hantus provided the best care and even showed how much he cares and is very easy to work with and talk to.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

We have never dealt with a doctor or hospital whose staff is always happy, helpful and courteous. We never feel as though our calls are a bother or that any question we have is silly. I know that I mention that to my husband every time I make a call to Dr. Hantus's office at Cleveland Clinic. It doesn't go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

We feel so blessed to have found Dr. Hantus. His knowledge and careful attention to our daughter's needs have made a world of difference in her everyday life.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr Hantus and the entire staff are both courteous and show care! His bed side manner is tremendous! If there is something I do not understand he explains it to me. The staff is prompt, nice, respectful, and makes me feel at ease! A+ all the way around!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Hantus sets the bar extremely high! He shows me the upmost respect, explains things I do not understand, and makes me feel very comfortable. He is an amazing provider to my care!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr Hantus was very helpful. I will follow his recommendations for an exercise program. U

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

I like Dr. Hantus as a doctor. Explains things well and answers questions.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

The doctor did put in a request that I be assigned a social worker, I have not heard from anyone yet.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021


Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr Hantus took the time above above and beyond to go into details of issue, while showing and describing details of MRI on his computer screen.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Very caring and intelligent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Hantus is the consummate professional, an exceptional Doctor. I really appreciate his care, patience in answering questions and concerns relative to my health and understanding of his recommendations and treatments. Great person that represents the essence of what Cleveland Clinic stands for in my heart and mind. Thank you, Dr. Hantus!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Amazingly informative, very attentive, all aroumd amazing experience!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Everyone on Dr. Hantus' team is always so helpful and caring. Quick to respond

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

always recommended. Dr. Hantus is very committed to me as a patient

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Excellent visit. As usual, Dr. Hantus is extremely explaining medical issues and their impacts.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Hantus is one of the most caring physicians that I have had over the years. I think he is wonderful!!

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