Epilepsy Research

In addition to offering the most advanced surgical techniques and medical therapies, physicians at the Swedish Epilepsy Center are active in research. Their findings are regularly published in international neurological journals and medical textbooks. The center continues to advance patient care by researching new surgical treatments through neurophysiological application and interpretation, progressive diagnostic modalities and participation in drug trials of antiepileptic medications.

Whether it is providing the highest standard of care for epilepsy patients or setting new standards of care, the Swedish Epilepsy Center is at the forefront in caring for patients with seizure disorders.

Research Studies

View a list of epilepsy-related research studies being conducted at Swedish.

Department Researchers:

John David Morgan, M.D.
Pediatric Epilepsy
Dr. Morgan completed his bachelor's degrees in biology and psychology, and his medical degree at Ohio State University. He completed his pediatric residency at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Morgan completed child neurology and neurophysiology/epilepsy fellowship training at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Lisa M. Caylor, M.D.
Adult Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology
Dr. Caylor completed her bachelor's degree in physiology at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her medical degree at the University of Rochester. She completed her internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and her neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

Michael Doherty, M.D.
Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology
Dr. Doherty completed his bachelor’s degree in history at Boston University. He received his medical degree at Tufts University in Boston. Dr. Doherty completed his neurology residency and neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Washington.

Ryder Gwinn, M.D.
Epilepsy Surgery, Neurosurgery
Dr. Gwinn completed his bachelor’s degree in psychobiology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his neurosurgical residency at Georgetown University and his surgical epilepsy fellowship at Yale University.

Alan M. Haltiner, Ph.D.
Director, Neuropsychology
Dr. Haltiner completed bachelor's degrees in psychology and biology at the University of Puget Sound. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School. He completed a clinical psychology internship in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. He is a senior rehabilitation neuropsychology fellow in the department of rehabilitation medicine, clinical neuropsychology section, University of Washington.

For more information
Contact Caryl Tongco, research project coordinator

Swedish Epilepsy Center