Temple University Hospital’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Earns Highest Designation from National Association of Epilepsy Centers
(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has been recognized as a “Level 4 Epilepsy Center” by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). Level 4 is the highest designation awarded by NAEC.
“We are extremely proud of our distinction as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center,” says Peter Crino, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Temple University School of Medicine, and Director of the Epilepsy Program at Temple University Hospital. “This designation distinguishes Temple as one of only 153 epilepsy centers in the nation with the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.”
Level 4 Epilepsy Centers provide the more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment. They also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provide a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.
Temple’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is one of the premier facilities in the region for evaluating and treating patients with all forms of epilepsy and seizure disorders. A highly skilled, multidisciplinary team offers a complete range of diagnostic and treatment options designed to provide patients from teens to adulthood with the highest standard of care.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED.
About Temple Health
Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by Temple University School of Medicine.
Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.4 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. The Health System consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH), ranked among the “Best Hospitals” in the region by U.S. News & World Report;TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; Fox Chase Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center; Jeanes Hospital, a community-based hospital offering medical, surgical and emergency services; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; and Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices. TUHS is affiliated with Temple University School of Medicine.
Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), established in 1901, is one of the nation’s leading medical schools. Each year, the School of Medicine educates approximately 840 medical students and 140 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, Temple University School of Medicine is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. According to U.S. News & World Report, TUSM is among the top 10 most applied-to medical schools in the nation.