Biography & Education

I offer prompt, courteous and state-of-the-art epilepsy care.
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
Education Background
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine
Fellowship: Neurophysiology
  • English

Care Locations

Swedish Epilepsy Center
550 17th Ave.
James Tower, Suite 540
Seattle 98122
Fax (206) 386-3882
Monday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
550 17th Ave.
Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower, Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid



Doherty MJ, Baxter AB, Longstreth WT Jr. Herpes simplex virus encephalitis complicating myxedema coma treated with corticosteroids. Neurology. 2001;56:1114-1115.

Doherty MJ, Schneider AT, Tirschwell DL Will neurology residents with large student loan debts become academicians? Neurology. 2002;58:495-497.

Doherty MJ, Watson NF, Uchino K, Hallam DK, Cramer SC Diffusion abnormalities in patients with Wernicke encephalopathy.Neurology. 2002;58:655-657.

Watson NF, Doherty MJ, Dodrill CB, Farrell DF, Miller JW, The experience of earthquakes by patients with epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsia. 2002;43:317-320.

Doherty MJ, Wilensky AJ, Holmes MD, Lewis DH, Rae J, Cohn GH.Singing seizures.
Neurology. 2002;59:1435-1438.

Doherty MJ, Walting PJ, Morita DC, Peterson RA, Miller JW, Holmes MD, Watson NF Do nonspecific focal EEG slowing and epileptiform abnormalities favor one hemisphere? Epilepsia. 2002;43:1593-1595.

Doherty MJ, Balloon Sickness- James Glaisher’s 1862 Account. Neurology, 2003;60:1016-1018.

Doherty MJ, Jayadev S, Miller JW, Farrell DF, Holmes MD, Dodrill CB Age of Focal Epilepsy onset varies by gender and lateralization. Neurology. 2003;60:1473-1477.

Doherty MJ, Sotero MS, Kuratani J, Saneto R, Farrell DF, Holmes MD, Watson NF, Miller JW When might hemispheric favoring of epileptiform discharges begin? Seizure, 2003;12:595-598.

Doherty MJ, The Headaches of Alexander Graham Bell. Archives of Neurology, 2003;60:1805-1808.

Doherty MJ, Mitchell AL, Watson NF, Farrell DF, Bird TD, Contiguous Gene Deletion Associated with Generalized Seizures, Ichthyosis, Short Stature, Normal Cognition, and Learning Difficulties at Xp22.3. Epilepsia, 2003;44:1529-1535.

Doherty MJ, Bird TD, Leverenz JB. Alpha-synuclein in motor neuron disease: an immunohistologic study. Acta Neuropath, 2004 Feb;107(2):169-175.

Doherty MJ. The Quicksilver Prize: Mercury Vapor Poisoning Aboard HMS Triumph and HMS Phipps. Neurology, 2004. 62(6):963-966

Watson NF, Barber JK, Doherty MJ, Miller JW, Temkin NR. Does glucocorticoid administration prevent late seizures after head injury? Epilepsia. 2004;45:690-694.

Doherty MJ, The sudden death of Patsy Custis, or George Washington on sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2004;5:598-600.

Vossler DG, Schepp SK, Haltiner A, Doherty MJ. Ictal stuttering suggests psychogenic seizures. Neurology, 2004:63:516-519.

Chang BS, Ly J, Appignani B, Bodell A, Apse KA, Ravenscroft RS, Sheen VL, Doherty MJ, Hackney DB,O’Connor M, Galaburda AM, Walsh CA Reading disability in the neuronal migration disorder of periventricular nodular heterotopia. Neurology. 2005;64:799-803.

Watson NF, Doherty MJ, Zunt JZ. Secondary narcolepsy following neurocysticercosis infection. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine; 2005.41-42.

Doherty MJ, Jayadev S, Konchada R, Watson NF, Hallam D Clinical implications of splenium magnetic resonance imaging signal changes. Arch Neurol. 2005;62:433-7.

Doherty MJ, Hampson NB. Partial Seizure Provoked by Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy- Possible Mechanisms and Implications. Epilepsia. 2005; 46: 1974

Doherty MJ, Watson NF, Hallam DK, Chandler WL, Longstreth WT. Ventricular CSF hypocretin-1 inversely correlates with glucose levels in CSF and serum from patients with neurological injuries Neurocrit Care. 2005;3:230-3.

Doherty MJ, Captain Cook on Poison Fish. Neurology. 2005;65:1788-91.

Hantke NC, Doherty MJ, Haltiner AM; Medication use profiles in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Epil Behav 2007;10:333-335.

Doherty MJ, Rostad SW, Haltiner AM. Neocortical gliosis in temporal lobe epilepsy: Gender based differences. Epilepsia 2007;48:1455-1459

Watson NF, Temkin N, Dikkmen S, Doherty MJ, Machamer J. Hypersomnolence following traumatic brain injury. J Sleep Med. 2007 J Clin Sleep Med. 2007;3:363-368.

Doherty MJ, Youn C, Gwinn RP, Haltiner AM. Atmospheric pressure and seizure frequency in the Epilepsy unit: preliminary observations. Epilepsia 2007;48:1764-1767

Watson NF, Woo D, Doherty MJ, Frohman EM, Racke MK, De Baets M, Hartung H-P, Kieseier BC, St�ve O. Humoral Immune Responses after Rabies Infection. Archives of Neurology. 2007;64:1355-1356

Miller JW, Anderson GD, Doherty MJ, Poolos NP. Position statement on the coverage of anticonvulsant drugs for the treatment of epilepsy: what's the problem with generic antiepileptic drugs? A call to action. Neurology. 2007;69: 1245-6

Doherty MJ, Wonsuk K, Youn CE, Haltiner AM, Oakley JC, Drane DL, Miller JW Do Atmospheric pressure changes influence seizure occurrence in the epilepsy monitoring unit? Epilepsy Behav. 2009;16:80-81.

Doherty MJ, Youn CE, Haltiner AM, Watson NF. Do weather related ambient atmospheric pressure changes influence sleep-disordered breathing? J Clin Sleep Med. 2010;6:152-6.

Doherty MJ, Sloan D. Tourette Syndrome and Epilepsy- a strange case of possible sudden unexpected death. Epilepsy Behav. 2010;17:285-286.

Morrell MJ on behalf of the RNS system in epilepsy study group. Responsive Cortical Stimulation for the treatment of medically intractable partial epilepsy. Neurology; 2011:77:1295-1304

Parikh MS, Haltiner AM, de Menezes MS, Caylor LM, Sepkuty JP, Simon EA, Schoenfeld JL, Doherty MJ
Nicotine patches- do they influence seizure number, stay durations or seizure rate during video EEG telemetry? Epilepsy and Behavior. 2012;3:389-391

Godfred RM, PArikh MS, Haltiner AM, Caylor LM, Sepkuty JP, Doherty MJ Does Aspirin uise make it harder to collect seizures during elective video-EEG telemetry? Epilepsy and BEhavior.2013;27:115-117

Jung AK, Henson JW, Susanto D, Caylor LM, Doherty MJ Holohemispheric Developmental Venous Anomaly. Neurology 2013;80:1718-1719 



Clinical Interests
  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electrophysiology (Neurology)
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Center
  • Epilepsy in Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy Neurostimulators
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Familial Epilepsy
  • Familial Seizures
  • General Neurologists
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV)
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity
  • Neurology
  • New-Onset Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Stroke


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (47 Ratings, 9 Comments)


Very good.
Swedish Patient

[...] I am very pleased with his attention. He also has a great sense of humor. When the results of the testing he ordered came in showing a very serious condition he was very professional in explaining to me my options. [...] This was a difficult decision but I knew then that he was right - and the more I look back on it the more I appreciate his advice.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Doherty came highly recommended by my primary care physician. I've been seeing him for about six years now and he has been outstanding. He is always very thorough in discussing my condition, tests, results, and treatment options.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Doherty exceeds my expectations. He is always very personable, he always gives me excellent care & explains things very well. I feel like he really cares about me.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Doherty was really exceptional. I felt he was very attentive, thorough, respectful, caring, and competent. Really good people skills/bedside manner. I was very impressed.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Doherty, is a very good dr. he explains thing in a calm tone. He answered all the questions in a pro/con scale.
Swedish Patient

Excellent information was given -
Swedish Patient

Dr. Doherty is a fantastic, intelligent and compassionate provider & person.
Swedish Patient

Very informative and easy to understand. Doctor was very patient in listening to my symptoms. Great experience.
Swedish Patient