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Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Epilepsy Specialists in North Carolina

Our team of epilepsy specialists collaborates to determine the best treatment for each patient. The team includes:

  • Full-time epileptologists who are experts in medical management of the disease 
  • Neurosurgeons experienced in epilepsy surgery
  • Nurse clinicians who help educate patients about epilepsy and answer day-to-day questions
  • Social workers to help patients and families cope with psychological and social issues
  • A pharmacologist with advanced knowledge of antiepileptic drugs
  • A neuropsychologist who tests cognitive function  


Popli Gautam S
Gautam S. Popli, MBBS
, Director (adult and pediatric)

Boggs Jane G
Jane G. Boggs, MD

Lee Chon
Chon Lee, MD

Munger Clary Heidi Marie
Heidi Munger Clary, MD

O'Donovan Cormac A
Cormac A. O'Donovan, MD

Sam Maria C
Maria C. Sam, MD

Silvia Mary T
Mary Silvia, MD

Wong Matthew
Matthew Wong, MD


Couture Daniel E
Daniel E. Couture, MD
 (adult and pediatric)

Laxton Adrian W
Adrian W. Laxton, MD

Epilepsy Information Network 

Gibson Patricia A
Patricia A. Gibson, MS

Pediatric Neurologist 

Grefe Annette E
Annette Grefe, MD

MEG Scientist 

Jennifer Stapleton, PhD

Nurse Practioners 

Kathleen Griffin, PNP - BC

Christy Loveall, FNP-C

Jean Ann Trull, MSN, CPNP 


Catherine Wandell, PharmD

Social Worker 

Karen Baiada, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Nurse Manager 

Sharon Pettiford, RN, MSN

Chief Technologist Supervisor of EMU & MEG Lab 

Cassie Cornell, R.EEGT and R.PSGT

Registered Dietician 

Dari Starkey, MS, RD, LDN

Program Coordinator 

Sandy Griffin

Epilepsy Surgery Program Coordinator

Valerie Woodard, RN


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