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Eric Kossoff, M.D.


Assistant Professor
Neurology and Pediatrics




Dr. Kossoff currently sees epilepsy patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the 5th floor of the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center located in Baltimore. He sees general pediatric neurology and headache patients on Wednesdays at the same location.


Medical School:
SUNY, Buffalo School of Medicine (New York)

Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, Virginia)
The Johns Hopkins Hospital – Child Neurology

The Johns Hopkins Hospital – Pediatric Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

Special Interests:

Seizures and Epilepsy – particularly treatments other than medications such as diet, neurostimulation and surgery.
Ketogenic diet,
Atkins diet for children and adults,
Infantile spasms,
Interaction of migraine headaches with epilepsy,
Sturge-Weber syndrome.


Dr. Kossoff received his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine in New York. He went on to complete a residency in pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed a second residency in child neurology and a fellowship in pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. 

Now an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Dr. Kossoff focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood seizures and epilepsy, particularly treatments other than medications such as diet, neurostimulation and surgery. Specific interests include the ketogenic diet, the Atkins diet for children and adults, infantile spasms, hemispherectomy, the interaction of migraine headaches with epilepsy and Sturge-Weber syndrome.

Dr. Kossoff is also very involved in teaching and is the Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program. He is a coauthor of Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders and the 5th edition of The Ketogenic Diet.

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special certification in child neurology
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Phone: 410-955-4259

Fax: 410-614-2297

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