About Our Center


The USC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Keck Medicine of USC combines the resources of the Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.

The center is designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy specialist center, the highest designation which indicates the center can provide care for the most complex cases.
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Kathleen Rivas
Neurologists and neurosurgeons at Keck Medicine of USC perform the first NeuroPace implantation since FDA approval of the device designed to decrease the frequency of epileptic seizures.View more videos

Patient Stories

“Alberto tells his story of repeated, short, but incessant seizures. Neurologist Christianne Heck, MD, medical director of USC’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and surgical director and neurosurgeon Charles Y. Liu, MD, PhD, explain how they located the exact source of seizures and performed a temporal lobectomy to eliminate his seizures altogether.”
Alberto Delvalle
“After 11 years with epilepsy, Stella was diagnosed by the USC epilepsy team as a surgical candidate to treat her medically intractable epilepsy. Using subdural electrodes, Stella’s brain was mapped and the epileptic focus pinpointed and resected.”
Stella Kuyumjian