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Epilepsy Center

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The Epilepsy Program at Upstate Medical University has received the highest accreditation as a Level 4 comprehensive program that serves adults and children.

Our providers accept referrals for cases with difficult diagnostic questions or patients with seizures that have not responded to traditional treatment methods.

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) for adults is located at the Upstate University Hospital Community Campus. The Pediatric Monitoring Unit is located at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. The video EEG monitoring performed at the EMU compliments the other diagnostic methods to develop the best course of treatment for Epilepsy. Data gathered at the EMU allows physicians to evaluate the type of seizures to develop a treatment plan and to identify non-epileptic seizures.

In collaboration with Upstate Neurosurgery, we have developed a successful Epilepsy surgical program which includes localization and removal of the epileptic focus. Our team consults regularly with the adult and pediatric neurosurgeons.

Our providers are engaged in clinical research and work closely with scientists within our institution and other regional and national institutions all with the goal to improve the treatment of Epilepsy.

Upstate Neurological Institute

Upstate Neurological Institute is a multidisciplinary team of experts providing the best in patient care and treatment options—and leading the region in advances for patient care, medical education and research in neuroscience.

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Experts in Epilepsy Treatment

Upstate's Level-4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center's multidisciplinary team consists of Epileptologists, Neurologists, Nurse specialists, Nurses, Nurse Coordinators, Social Workers, Case Management, Neurosurgeons, Neuroradiologists, Neuropsychiatrists, and Neurology residents.

This team approach—along with the highest level of technology in monitoring, evaluating, and treating Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy—offer the best outcomes for patients with Epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) allows patients with Epilepsy to stay overnight to have their seizures monitored, recorded, and studied. A common reason for referral to the EMU is to provide treatment of uncontrolled seizures, including medication management by experts in the field of Epilepsy. 

Our providers will address other treatment options such as Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS), Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) or Resective Epilepsy Surgery if needed. Resources are provided to the patients, family members, caregivers or others upon discharge to manage their diagnosis.

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  • The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit team at Community.
    The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit team at Community.
  • The Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Golisano Children's Hospital.
    The Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Golisano Children's Hospital.

Technology and Treatments


  • Positive Function Tomography ( PET)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG), Include routine, sleep, ambulatory and inpatient video EEG’s
  • Computerized Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Functional MRI (FMRI)


  • Routine EEG
  • Sleep deprived EEG
  • Ambulatory EEG’s
  • Inpatient admissions to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
  • Research
  • Genetic testing?
  • Pharmacogenetics?
  • Epilepsy Surgical Conferences that include Neurosurgeons, Neuroradiologists, Neuropsychologists, Electrophysiology technicians, Nurse Specialists, Nurses

Surgical Treatments

  • Vagal Nerve Surgery (VNS)
  • Rapid Neurostimulation System (RNS)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Resective Surgery 
Epilepsy Team Monthy Conference
The multidisciplinary Epilepsy team in a routine conference.

Our Team

  • Board certified and fellowship trained doctors.
  • APPs
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Administrators

Our Providers

Robert L Beach, MD, PhD
Robert L Beach, MD, PhD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Epileptology/EEG (Clinical Neurophysiology); Clinical Neurophysiology; Epileptology; Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Severe; more

Shahram Izadyar, MD
Shahram Izadyar, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Epileptology; Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Severe; Seizures; more

Carlos F Muniz, MD, MSc
Carlos F Muniz, MD, MSc
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN); Clinical Neurophysiology; Neurology; Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery; Epileptology/EEG (Clinical Neurophysiology); Epilepsy; more

Victoria Titoff, DO
Victoria Titoff, DO
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Epileptology; Epilepsy; Comprehensive Epilepsy Program; Long Term Epilepsy Monitoring

Xiangping Zhou, MD, PhD
Xiangping Zhou, MD, PhD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Epileptology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Neurology; Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Severe; Seizures; more

Location & Resources

Epilepsy Clinic
Upstate Health Care Center
4th Floor
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
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Phone: 315 464-4243
Fax: 315 464-7328