Leon Epstein, MD

Leon Epstein, MD, FAAN

Neurology Chicago, IL

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Office Address

  • 225 E.Chicago Ave, Box 51
    Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Phone: (312) 227-3550
    Fax: (312) 227-9642

Leon Epstein, MD, FAAN

Neurology Chicago, IL

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurology: Child Neurology
  • Clinical Interests: Headache/migraines; Neurovirology; Migraine

Education & Training

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia CampusNew York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona
  • St Joseph Mercy Livingston HospitalSt Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
  • Wayne State University School of MedicineWayne State University School of Medicine
  • University of MichiganUniversity of Michigan

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License1998 - 2017
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
    • Chicago Magazine: Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2006, 2004
    • Distinguished AlumnusNeurological Institute of New York, 2003

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations

    PubMed

    Journal Articles

    • FEBSTAT  Epstein LG, Epilepsia
    • Pediatric Neuroenhancement: ethical, legal, social and neurodevelopmental implications  Graf WD, Nagel SK, Epstein LG, Miller G, Nass R, Larriviere D, Neurology, 1/1/2013
    • Matrix metalloproteinase levels in early HIV infection and relation to in vivo brain status  Li, S, Wu, Y, Keating, SM, Du, H, Sammet, CL, Zadikoff, C, Mahadevia,R, Epstein, LG, Ragin, AB, J. Neurovirol, 1/1/2013

    Grant Support

    • Neurocognitive Function, HIV Load And Surrogate MarkersNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke
      1999 - 2003
    • Neuroprotection--Inhibition Of Oxidative StressNational Institute Of Mental Health
      1999 - 2000
    • HIV-1 Induced B-B-B Damage In Human Neural XenograftsNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke
      1999 - 1999
    • Neurocognitive Function, HIV Load And Surrogate MarkersNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke
      1998 - 1998
    • Neuroprotection--Inhibition Of Oxidative StressNational Institute Of Mental Health
      1997 - 1998
    • HIV-1 Induced B-B-B Damage In Human Neural XenograftsNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke
      1996 - 1998
    • HIV-1 Encephalopathy--Viral Factors In PathogenesisNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke
      1992 - 1992
    • HIV Infection Of Human Fetal Neural XenograftsNational Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases
      1991 - 1993
    • HIV Infection Of Neural XenograftNational Eye Institute
      1991 - 1991
    • HIV-1 Encephalopathy: Viral Factors In PathogenesisNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke
      1990 - 1991
    • HIV Antigen In Cerebrospinal FluidNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke
      1987 - 1989
    • The Role Of HTLV-III In AIDS EncephalopathyNational Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases
      1986 - 1988

    Professional Memberships

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
    • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
    • First Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Health Net Oregon PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
    • Providence Health System Personal Option
    • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
    • Sagamore Health Plus
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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