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Leon Epstein, MD

Leon Epstein, MD, FAAN

Neurology Chicago, IL

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

Office Address

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  • 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

Dr. Epstein's Clinical Specialties & Interests

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

Dr. Epstein's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology,Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
    Chicago, IL
    Associate Program Director, General Clinical Research Center (2002-present); Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics (2007-present)
  • HeadChildren’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    Deputy Director for Clinical Research, Children's Memorial Research Center (2002-2006)
  • Child NeurologistStrong Memorial Hospital
    Rochester, NY
  • Professor of Neurology (with tenure)University of Rochester Medical Center
    Rochester, NY
    Director, Laboratory of Molecular Neurovirology (1989-1998); Chief, Pediatric Neurology (1989-1998)
  • ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Associate Professor (tenured)University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
    Newark, NJ
    Assistant Professor (1980-1987)
  • DirectorChildren's Hospital of New Jersey
    Newark, NJ
  • Child NeurologistUMDNJ University Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center
    Newark, NJ
  • Consultant in Child NeurologyLenox Hill Hospital
    Lenox, NY
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and NeurologyState University of New York at Stony Brook
    Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Epstein's Education & Medical Training

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of ManagementNorthwestern University, Kellogg School of ManagementOther Training, Management Skills for Innovative University Leaders
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia CampusNew York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia CampusResidency, Neurology
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of ArizonaResidency, Neurology
  • St Joseph Mercy Livingston HospitalSt Joseph Mercy Livingston HospitalInternship, Transitional Year
  • Wayne State Univ Sch of MedWayne State University School of MedicineMedical School
  • University of MichiganUniversity of MichiganOther Training, B.A.

Dr. Epstein's Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License1998 - 2014
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 1979

Dr. Epstein's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Neurological Institute of New YorkDistinguished AlumnusNeurological Institute of New York, 2003
  • American Academy of NeurologyFellowAmerican Academy of Neurology, 2002
  • Northwestern University Medical SchoolDerry A. and Donald L. Shoemaker Professor of Pediatric NeurologyNorthwestern University Medical School, 2000
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Dr. Epstein's Clinical Trials

Dr. Epstein's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • FEBSTATEpstein LG, Epilepsia
  • Pediatric Neuroenhancement: ethical, legal, social and neurodevelopmental implicationsGraf 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 statusLi, S, Wu, Y, Keating, SM, Du, H, Sammet, CL, Zadikoff, C, Mahadevia,R, Epstein, LG, Ragin, AB, J. Neurovirol, 1/1/2013
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Grant Support

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

Dr. Epstein's 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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