Elaine Wirrell


Dr. Elaine Wirrell is the director of pediatric epilepsy and professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She completed medical school at the University of British Columbia and her pediatric neurology training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

She is the co-chair of the Nosology and Status Epilepticus Task Force and a member of the Psychiatric Issues in Pediatric Epilepsy Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy. She is also the chair the Pediatric Content Committee at the American Epilepsy Society and a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Dravet Syndrome Foundation.

Dr. Wirrell’s main research interests are in early onset, medically intractable epilepsies, and epileptic encephalopathies.

I am very excited to take on the co-editor-in-chief position of epilepsy.com and build on this outstanding resource for persons whose lives are affected by epilepsy. As a pediatric epileptologist, some of my goals will be to work with our team to enhance information on specific genetic epilepsies and child-friendly content." - Dr. Elaine Wirrell
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