Leadership

Andrew J. Cole, MD, FRCP(C)

Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, MGH Epilepsy Service
Director Chief, MGH Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory
Email: cole.andrew@mgh.harvard.edu

Dr. Andrew J. Cole is Director of the MGH Epilepsy Service, Chief of the Division of Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Dartmouth College Magna Cum Laude and Dartmouth Medical School. He trained in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and then moved to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he was Assistant Professor of Neurology. He came to Massachusetts General Hospital in 1992 where he started and developed the MGH Epilepsy Service and founded the MGH Pediatric Epilepsy Service. He has published extensively in clinical neurology, epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology and basic neuroscience. In addition to research and clinical work, Dr. Cole lectures frequently throughout the United States and internationally, and has been a visiting professor at numerous institutions in the U.S.A. and abroad.

To reach a staff member by telephone, please call 617-726-3311 unless otherwise noted below. Direct lines and email addresses, if available, are listed below.

MGH Epilepsy Service Attending Physicians

Daniel B. Hoch, MD, PhD
Daniel B. Hoch, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Digital Initiatives
Eric S. Rosenthal, MD
Eric S. Rosenthal, MD
Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Neuro ICU
Sydney Cash, MD, PhD
Sydney Cash, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Cortical Physiology Lab
Lidia Moura, MD, MPH
Lidia Moura, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Director, NeuroValue Lab
M. Brandon Westover, M.D., Ph.D
M. Brandon Westover, M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Director, MGH Critical Care EEG Monitoring
Mirela Simon, M.D.
Mirela Simon, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director of Intra-Operative Monitoring
Elizabeth A. Thiele, MD, PhD.
Elizabeth A. Thiele, MD, PhD.
Professor, HMS
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Service.
Emad Eskandar, MD,
Emad Eskandar, MD,
Professor of Neurology
Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program
Catherine J. Chu, MD
Catherine J. Chu, MD
Director of Pediatric ICU Monitoring, Pediatric Epileptologist
Douglas Maus, MD, PhD
Douglas Maus, MD, PhD
Epileptologist
Eyal Kimchi, M.D., Ph.D.,
Eyal Kimchi, M.D., Ph.D.,
Instructor, HMS
Research and Clinical Neurophysiologist
Matt Bianchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Matt Bianchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sleep Medicine
Keith Chiappa, MD
Keith Chiappa, MD
Consultant Neurophysiologist
Stephen Parker, M.D.
Stephen Parker, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Electroencephalographer
Ronald Thibert, D.O., MsPH
Ronald Thibert, D.O., MsPH
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Epileptologist
Kenneth Sassower, M.D.
Kenneth Sassower, M.D.
Instructor, HMS
Epileptologist, Sleep Medicine
Alice Lam, MD, PhD
Alice Lam, MD, PhD
Instructor, HMS
Sahar Zafar, MD.
Sahar Zafar, MD.
Instructor, HMS

Clinical Fellows

  • Aline Herlopian, MD, Senior Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow, Adult Epilepsy, EMU, EEG
  • Carlos Muniz, MD, Senior Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow, Adult Epilepsy, EMU, EEG
  • Marjan Dolatshahi, MD, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow, Adult Epilepsy, EMU, EEG
  • Edilberto Amorim de Cerqueira Filho, MD, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow, Adult Epilepsy, EMU, EEG
  • Karan Podar, MD, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow, Adult Epilepsy, EMU, EEG
  • Fonda Chan, MD, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow, Adult Epilepsy, EMU, EEG

Clinical Staff

Abigail Shaughnessy, Adult Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Tel: 617-724-3732

Tricia Bruno, RN, Pediatric Epilepsy Nurse
Tel: 617-726-6540

Kara Houghton, Chief Monitoring Technologist
Tel: 617-724-1824

Joseph Cohen, Chief EEG and LTM Technologist
Tel: 617-643-6253

Cathy Leveroni, PhD, Neuropsychologist
Tel: 617-724-3726

Amy Morgan, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Tel: 617-726-6540

Heidi Pfeiffer RD, LD Pediatric Ketogenic Diet Nutritionist
Tel: 617-726-6541

Administration

Nathan Keegan, Administrative Manager, Clinical Neurophysiology
Tel: 617-726-1494
Email: njkeegan@partners.org

Amanda Frias-Howard, Executive Assistant, Adult Epilepsy
Tel: 617-726-5039
Email: afriashoward@partners.org

Rachel Mayer, Clinical Coordinator, Adult Epilepsy
Tel: 617-726-3311, option 2
Email: remayer@partners.org

Ayahnna S. Williams, Pediatric Epilepsy
Tel: 617-726-6540
Email: awilliams40@partners.org

Fellowship Programs

Mia Falco, Fellowship Coordinator
Tel: 617 643-2108
Email:mfalco@partners.org

Epilepsy Research Laboratory

Clinical Research

Clinical Trials

Tara Jennings, ANP-BC
Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Emily Thorn , Clinical Research Coordinator
Tel: 617-643-4617
Email: ethorn@partners.org

Cognitive Effects of Interictal Spikes

Beth Leeman, MD
BALEEMAN@PARTNERS.ORG

Emily Thorn, Clinical Research Coordinator
Tel: 617-643-4617
Email: ethorn@partners.org

Human Epilepsy Project

Andrew J. Cole, M.D., Principle Investigator
cole.andrew@mgh.harvard.edu

Samantha Donovan , Clinical Research Coorinator
Tel: 617 643-4617
Email: srdonovan@partners.org