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Satya Gedela, MD, Named Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Columbus, OH - 7/17/2015

Satya Gedela, MD, MRCP(UK), pediatric neurologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has recently been named medical director of the Epilepsy Surgery Program.
As medical director of Epilepsy Surgery, Dr. Gedela focuses on the surgical aspect of epilepsy treatment and works closely with members of Neurosurgery. Advanced epilepsy surgery capabilities, which include evaluation with intracranial electrodes, are a key component for designation as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, the highest level of epilepsy care outlined by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
Dr. Gedela, who also serves as medical director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Nationwide Children’s, is an associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He attended Andhra University and Andhra Medical College in India for his undergraduate and medical education, respectively. Completing his residency and pediatric training in neurology and epilepsy at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Gedela is board certified in pediatrics in three countries: India, England and the United States, in addition to his board certification in neurology and epilepsy in the U.S. His clinical interests include all aspects of pediatric epilepsy, epilepsy surgery and vagus nerve stimulator treatment for medically intractable epilepsy patients.
“Dr. Gedela’s expertise and leadership will continue to place Nationwide Children’s at the forefront of advanced diagnostic technology and epilepsy treatments for our patients,” said E. Steve Roach, MD, chief of Neurology and vice-chair of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s.
As a leading national program, the specialists at Nationwide Children’s are experts in treating a broad range of pediatric neurological disorders. Nationwide Children’s is home to renowned expertise in highly specialized areas of pediatric neurology, such as epilepsy, sleep medicine, neuromuscular disorders, stroke, intracranial hypertension, headache, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Experts participate in clinical and basic-science research programs, and the faculty has prominent roles in local, national, and international organizations. For these reasons, the Neurosciences Center is recognized as a leader in pediatric neurological disorders.
Note to the editor: Dr. Gedela resides in Hilliard, Ohio, 43026

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