As one of the country’s most highly regarded pediatric epileptologists, Dr. Zupanc has been instrumental in the development of comprehensive pediatric epilepsy programs at Mayo Clinic, Columbia University, and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Zupanc is highly esteemed for her scholarship and contributions to the advancement of pediatric neurology. She has presented at numerous nationally and internationally recognized lecture series, and is a much sought speaker.
An internationally recognized expert, Dr. Zupanc has published many articles in peer reviewed journals, most notably the Journal of Pediatric Neurology, regarding pediatric epilepsy surgery and outcomes, the efficacy of Felbamate, and infantile spasms. Dr. Zupanc is the author of 15 textbook chapters including the chapter on epilepsy surgery in the field’s primary textbook, Pediatric Neurology.
Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Zupanc is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and in child neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is board certified in clinical neurophysiology by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Zupanc received her medical degree at UCLA, graduating first in her class. She completed pediatric residency at the University of Washington and her pediatric neurology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. She has had additional training in advanced epilepsy at the University of Wisconsin, UCLA, and Stanford University.
Highly regarded for her expertise, Dr. Zupanc has received numerous awards for teaching recognition and clinical care at each of the major institutions she has served.
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Glauser T, Craan A, Shinnar S, et al. Ethosuximide, valproic acid, and lamotrigine in Childhood Absence Epilepsy. N Engl J Med 2010 Mar 4; 362(9):790.
Lew SM, Matthews AE, Mueller WM, Zupanc ML. Forty consecutive hemispherectomies: evolution of technique, outcomes, complications, and lessons learned. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, February 2, 2011, J Neurosurg: Ped
Lin JS, Lew SM, Marcuccilli CJ, Mueller WM, Matthews AE, Koop JI, Zupanc ML. Corpus callosotomy in multistage epilepsy surgery in the pediatric population. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011 Feb; 7(2):189-200.
Wheless, JW, Carmant, L, Bebin, M, Conry, JA, Chiron, C, Elterman, RD, Frost, M, Paolicchi, JM, Shields, W, Thiele, EA, Zupanc, ML, Collins, SD: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities Associated with Vigabatrin in Patients with Epilepsy. Epilepsia, 2009; 50(2): 195-205.
Zupanc ML, dos Santos Rubio EJ, Werner R, Schwabe M: Epilepsy Surgery Outcomes – Quality of Life and Seizure Control at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Pediatr Neurol 2010; 42:12-20.
Zupanc ML, Werner RR, Schwabe M. et al. Efficacy of felbamate in the treatment of intractable pediatric epilepsy. Pediatr Neurol 2010; 42:396-403
Zupanc ML. Clinical evaluation and diagnosis of severe epilepsy syndromes of early childhood. J Child Neurol 2009 Aug; 24(8Suppl):6S-14S
In this segment from American Health Journal, Mary Zupanc, MD, provides background on what a tic is and explains the different types of tics.
Epilepsy is the topic for Mary Zupanc, MD, in this American Health Journal video segment. She explains that epilepsy is two or more unprovoked seizures.
In this segment, Mary Zupanc, MD, speaks about the most common types of headaches. She tells us headaches in children are common & are usually not serious.
Epilepsy is a seizure disorder characterized by having two or more “unprovoked” seizures. Epilepsy typically begins in infancy or early childhood.
Grand Rounds Speaker: Mary Zupanc, MD, Division Chief, Department of Neurology, CHOC Children’s Specialists