A Northwestern Medicine physician examining a brain scan to diagnose epilepsy.

Specialized Care for Epilepsy

Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive care for epilepsy so you can have the best quality of life possible. Medical care is provided by physicians and medical professionals who are trained in the treatment of epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Northwestern Medicine is the only health system in Illinois with two (adult) hospitals designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

This means we are able to diagnose and treat complicated forms of epilepsy and provide help to patients who continue to have seizures despite medications. We are also one of the only providers of specialized care for women with epilepsy in the region.

Conditions and Care Areas

Northwestern Memorial Hospital U.S. News & World Report Best National Hospital, Neurology & Neurosurgery 2018-2019 graphic.

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Top 10 in Neurology & Neurosurgery (8th)

National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)

Northwestern Medicine is the only health system in Illinois with two (adult) hospitals designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).


NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
Northwestern Memorial Hospital


NAEC Level 3 Epilepsy Center
Central DuPage Hospital