Dr. Kossoff is a Professor of Neurology and Paediatrics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He received his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine in New York, followed by a residency in paediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed a fellowship in child neurology and then paediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has been at Johns Hopkins since 1998.
His research and clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood seizures and epilepsy, particularly treatments other than medications such as diet, neurostimulation and surgery. Currently the Medical Director of the Paediatric Ketogenic Diet Centre at Johns Hopkins, he is a world expert on the ketogenic diet and created the modified Atkins diet for children and adults in 2003. He is dedicated to bringing the use of diet therapies for neurologic disorders to the entire world and was the head of a Task Force within the International League Against Epilepsy to help achieve this goal. He is a coauthor of The Ketogenic and Modified Atkins Diets: Treatments for Epilepsy and Other Disorders, now in its 6th edition, and helped organize the 2009 expert consensus statement on ketogenic diet management. Dr. Kossoff is also published in the fields of Sturge-Weber syndrome, migraine and epilepsy, infantile spasms, Doose syndrome, and benign rolandic epilepsy.
Dr. Kossoff is also very involved in teaching and mentorship and is the Director of the Paediatric Neurology Residency Program at Johns Hopkins.
Professor Eric Kossoff
Neurology and Paediatrics
Director, Paediatric Neurology Residency Program,
Medical Director, Ketogenic Diet Centre
Johns Hopkins Hospital