Pediatric Epilepsy Advanced Technologies Clinic (PEATC) is a multidisciplinary concierge clinic offering the highest level of care for children and young adults with complex, treatment resistant epilepsy. 

Our team works with the patient’s primary neurologist to provide recommendations for additional specialized care, including surgical interventions. Upon referral, we review previous medical records and tests, then complete a comprehensive evaluation. 

A dedicated PEATC nurse navigator works with a patient’s primary neurologist to facilitate the referral and is a dedicated contact for the patient’s family to coordinate visits, testing, as well as communicate and guide families through the process. The nurse navigator continues to communicate with the referring provider throughout the evaluation process. 

A Level 4 center provides the more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment.  Level 4 centers offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes and a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.

National Association of Epilepsy Centers

Our services

The Pediatric Epilepsy Advanced Technologies Clinic (PEATC) is a specialty concierge clinic at the Washington University Pediatric Epilepsy Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. PEATC offers the highest level of care for children and young adults with treatment-resistant epilepsy providing support and resources to improve quality of life and seizure management through reduction or elimination of seizures.

  • We offer a dedicated nurse navigator who serves as the main point of contact for referring physicians as well as families to guide them through the outpatient evaluation smoothly and efficiently. 
  • We employ sophisticated tests & procedures which help us learn more about the child’s seizures, leading to treatments more likely to be beneficial. 
  • We have experience using a variety of advanced technologies with the goal to reduce or eliminate seizures in the patients we serve. 

Non-Invasive Diagnostic Tests

  • EEG-Video
  • MRI
  • PET/MRI
  • SPECT with autoinjector
  • High Density EEG
  • Functional MRI
  • Genetic evaluation and testing

Invasive Diagnostic Tests

  • ROSA Stereotactic
  • EEG
  • Grids and Strips
  • Wada Testing

Epilepsy Surgeries

  • Resections
  • Lesionectomies
  • Hemispherotomies
  • Disconnections
  • Corpus Callosotomies
  • Traditional open surgery
  • Minimally invasive laser ablation

Neuromodulation

  • Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS)
  • Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS)
  • Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS)

Dietary Therapies

  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Modified Atkins Diet
  • Low-glycemic Index Diet

Our team

Neurosurgeons

  • Jarod Roland, MD
  • David Limbrick, Jr., MD, PhD
  • Sean McEvoy, MD
  • Jon Willie, MD, PhD

Neuropsychologists

  • Lisa Harker, PsyD

Epilepsy and Neurosurgery APNs

  • Tracy Connell, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
  • Keith Patten, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  • Emily Rhodes, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Epilepsy specialty nurses

  • Janette Coble, MS, BSN, RN, CNRN
  • Sara Graves, BSN, RN
  • Giovanni Outlaw, RN

Epileptologists

  • Mary Bertrand, MD
  • Thomas Foutz, MD, PhD
  • Jennifer Griffith, MD, PhD
  • Rejean Guerriero, DO
  • Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD
  • Oleg Lobanov, MD, PhD
  • Robert Rudock, MD, MBA
  • Robin Ryther, MD, PhD
  • Stuart Tomko, MD
  • K. Liu Lin Thio, MD, PhD
  • Regina Triplett, MD, MS
  • Judy Weisenberg, MD
  • Mike Wong, MD, PhD
  • John Zempel, MD, PhD

Epilepsy fellow

  • Emily Walsh, MD