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3 March 2020

Our medical director is named world's leading epilepsy expert for eighth time

Congratulations to our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander, who has been named as the world's leading expert on epilepsy for the eighth year running. And Epilepsy Society has been ranked as the top epilepsy research centre in the world - again for the eighth year in a row.

The nominations were announced by Expertscape, an online knowledge base of worldwide expertise in many different conditions, including epilepsy.

Medical research

Epilepsy Society is part of a unique arrangement with University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

This enables us to ensure academic and clinical excellence, patient input and relevance of our medical research.

Our research focuses on both genomics and neuroimaging, with our scientists collaborating with centres around the world to understand the underlying causes of epilepsy, improve treatment and to ensure that people have optimum seizure control and minimum side effects from their medications.

Find out more

You can read more about our research here.

You can also find out about our medical services and how you could get a referral to our Chalfont Centre.


If you would like to talk to somone about your epilepsy or that of a loved one or someone you care for, please call our Helpline on 01494 601400 (Mon and Tues 9am-4pm and Wed 9am-7.30pm).