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Epilepsy Centers of Excellence


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Malcom Randall VAMC

1601 SW Archer Rd. 
Gainesville, FL 32608      


To improve the health and well being of Veteran patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders through the integration of clinical care, research and education.

About Us:

We function as a center of excellence in research, education and clinical care activities in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. The center is located in the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.  The ECoE provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for Veterans with seizure disorders. Treatment options include antiepileptic drugs, epilepsy surgery, and neuro- stimulation.  Our facility includes a two-bed monitoring unit located on the Inpatient Neurology Service. State of the art long-term video EEG equipment is used for continuous EEG recording.


Front Row:
Paula Crew,  EEG Tech
Denise Riley, ARNP
Back Row:
Scott Bearden, Technical Director
Adam Clark, Pharmacy Consultant
Chris Sackallares M.D., Director
Carol Colson, Administrative Assistant


What We Do:
• Seizure clinic, outpatient epilepsy education for patients and family
• Long-term Electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring unit.
• Daily outpatient EEG clinic
• Epilepsy research

Patient Education: A nationwide training for VA patients and caregivers to improve the health and well-being of Veteran patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders are offered year round. Please click here to find out more.

Want to learn more about Epilepsy?  Click here.

Contact Us: If you would like more information about the center, please call (352) 376-1611 ext. 6058


"It is our pledge to serve you who served in defense of our nation. We pledge to provide personalized, efficient and thorough health care in a caring and friendly environment. It is our goal to help you maximize your potential for a fulfilling and productive life." - The staff of the Epilepsy Center of Excellence

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