The National Professional Advisory Committee (NPAC) of Epilepsy Alliance America is composed of epilepsy experts across a wide range of medical disciplines.

The NPAC helps to lead and advise the Board of Directors on program policy and development.  The NPAC ensures that we make accurate judgments about whether programs are focused and effective, caring and responsive, well led, and based on sound, scientific, and evidence-based data that considers the needs of people living epilepsy and those who care for them.

Our  programs and NPAC recommendations are patient and family centric and focused on the communities where patients live.  The NPAC also provides expert advice and advocacy support for mission-focused state and federal issues involving people with epilepsy, including access to care and regulatory concerns.

View our NPAC members below and click ‘Read Bio’ to learn more.

Anto Bagic, MD, PhD, FAES, FACNS

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

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Bruce Hermann, PhD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

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Camilo Ivan Garcia, MD

Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Weston, FL

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Catherine Kamau

North Texas Institute of Neurology and Headache
Texas

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Emily Klatte, MD

Ohio Health Neurological Physicians
Ohio

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James Valeriano, MD

Allegheny Health Systems
Pennsylvania

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Kevin Rathke, MD

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

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Lucretia Long, APRN-CNP

The Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, OH

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Marcelo Lancman, MD

Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
New Jersey

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Michael Smith, MD

Rush Epilepsy Center
Chicago, Illinois

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Patricia Dean, ARNP, MSN

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, FL

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R. Eugene Ramsay, MD


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Sarah Gehlert, PhD

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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Sataya Gedela, MD, MRCP

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

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Steven White, RpH, PhD

University of Washington, School of Pharmacy
Seattle, Washington

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