Michael Doherty
Michael J. Doherty, M.D., FAAN

Michael J. Doherty, M.D., FAAN

Michael J. Doherty, M.D., FAAN
Specialty

Epilepsy, Neurology

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrophysiology (Neurology), Epilepsy, Epilepsy in Pregnancy, Epilepsy Neurostimulators, Evoked Potentials, Familial Epilepsy, Familial Seizures, Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV), Nerve Conduction Velocity, Neurology, New-Onset Epilepsy, Seizures, Stroke

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, American Express, Discover Card, Sliding Fee Scale

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

Physician Advisory Board, Epilepsy FoundationNW - Washington Chapter 2003-2011;  Fellow, American Academy of Neurology;

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington Department of Neurology

Pre-medical student shadowing opportunities: available, though dependent on schedule

Video link of 11/13 Komo News report featuring Swedish Epilepsy providers and the Neuropace implantable brain stimulator: 

http://www.komonews.com/news/health/New-therapy-offers-hope-to-toughest-epilepsy-patients-233359841.html?tab=video&c=y

Philosophy of Care

I offer prompt, courteous and state-of-the-art epilepsy care.

Personal Interests

I like working with our Swedish Epilepsy Center team to help control seizures. Our team does this through conventional medical and surgical means as well as with other devices like brain stimulators like the vagus nerve stimulator or the Neuropace device. I enjoy clinical research, reading, fly-fishing, studying the history of neurology and time spent with my family.

Medical School

Tufts University, MA

Residency

University of Washington, WA

Fellowship(s)

Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

Neurology, Epilepsy

Professional Associations:

Epilepsy Foundation Northwest- Physician Advisory Board, Clinical Associate Professor- University of Washington

Awards:

2011 American Academy of Neurology Creative Expression of Human Values in Neurology Award; 2009 & 2011 Fly Rod and Reel Robert Traver Award

Additional Information:

Physician Advisory Board, Epilepsy FoundationNW - Washington Chapter 2003-2011;  Fellow, American Academy of Neurology;

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington Department of Neurology

Pre-medical student shadowing opportunities: available, though dependent on schedule

Video link of 11/13 Komo News report featuring Swedish Epilepsy providers and the Neuropace implantable brain stimulator: 

http://www.komonews.com/news/health/New-therapy-offers-hope-to-toughest-epilepsy-patients-233359841.html?tab=video&c=y

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, Stüve 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 

 

Offices

Swedish Epilepsy Center
550 17th Ave.
Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower, Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-386-3880 or 800-331-7533
Fax: 206-386-3882
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Swedish Epilepsy Center
550 17th Ave.
James Tower, Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 386-3880
Fax: (206) 386-3882

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