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Department Epilepsy Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Malformation Surgery
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Interpretations
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery and Video EEG Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Intracranial EEG Monitoring and Brain Mapping for Presurgical Evaluation
  • Intraoperative Brain Mapping and Monitoring
  • Specialized EEG with Subdural Grids
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Complex Epilepsy in Adults
  • Epilepsy
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Intractable (Drug Resistant) Epilepsy
  • Malformations of Cortical Development
  • Neurofibromatosis Causing Epilepsy
  • Non-Epileptic Seizure
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (Continuous Seizures)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures
  • Women's Health and Epilepsy
View all 16 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH United States

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Medical Education - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Undergraduate - University of Georgia
Athens, GA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology

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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/19/2024, Dr. Hantus 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.

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

101 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr Hantus is exceptional. He has made quality of life our reality. We are so blessed to have him as our doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Best treatment out of 4 health care providers I've seen for these issues

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Dr. Hantus has made a huge difference in my life- I was treated by 3 other neurologists and was not brought under control- from the 1st appointment he put me on better meds and explained a lot about my condition. Before I saw him I was still having absences and the doctors had no concern- I would have died driving a car.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr Hantus is a kind, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Things were running extremely slow that day....we were taken to exam room and waited over an hour for dr hantas....no one else came in prior to him

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

I really like Dr. Hantus. He is a good listener and respectful of me and my concerns

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

The doctor is fantastic on every level. He is knowledgeable, caring, and explains everything.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr Hantus was extremely helpful, answered all the questioned I had and even answered questioned I didn't even think of. He took the time to explain and show me the results of my MRI and EEG and told me the basic of what they looked for and things they didn't want to see. After 4 months of seeing other Dr's. My husband and I learned more from him about my condition in the first 10 minutes of my visit than anyone has been willing to talk to me about.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

I have been seeing Dr. Hantus for 14 years or a little longer for my epilepsy. He cares and understands my condition. A wonderful doctor. Cleveland clinic is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Hantus is very good at explaining things clearly and in a way that's easy for me to understand.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Hantus always exemplifies the utmost professionalism during the appointments I've had with him. He is excellent at his job.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr. Hantus is a VERY intelligent and experienced doctor. He speaks very clearly also - a great skill for patients who need healthcare. Hats off to him!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr Hantus is an amazing doctor who always makes sure I am comfortable with what is going on with my condition and treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Hantus has always been amazing

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

We love Dr. Hantus. He and all of the Cleveland Clinic staff are superstars!!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Care provider was wonderful to take care of my needs. I wouldn't trust my care with anyone else

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Hantus is excellent. Caring, knowlesgeable,empathetic

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

I am always satisfied with Dr. Hantus. He is respectful, caring, inquisitive, and focused on solutions.

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