Epilepsy Awareness in the News!
June 21, 2011
Hear the story of patient Daniel Jakubowitz tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22, between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m., when he speaks with reporters from the CBS Early Show to discuss the success of his epilepsy surgery. Diagnosed at age 6, Daniel has been under the care of a multidisciplinary team of leading neurologists and staff at the the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Montefiore in New York, in partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for the past 20 years. Daniel also served as a volunteer for the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island.
After a lifetime of seizures, Daniel underwent surgery 5 months ago to remove the part of the brain that was causing his seizures.The operation was a success and Daniel has been seizure-free ever since. Daniel's care team includes: Solomon Moshe, M.D., Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and Director of Child Neurology; Sheryl Haut, M.D., a neurologist specializing in adult care; Alexis Boro, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology; Alan Legatt, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the EEG Laboratory, Director of the Evoked Potential Laboratory, and Director of Intraoperative Neurophysiology at Montefiore Medical Center; and Patrick Lasala, M.D., who leads in the development of stereotactic neurosurgery.
For more information on surgery as a treatment for epilepsy, click here.