Satya Gedela, MD, Named Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

July 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

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.