Big Plans for UW Health's Epilepsy Program
Rama Maganti, MD, professor of neurology at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, returned to Wisconsin in 2012 with a single focus: accelerate the emergence of UW Health's epilepsy program as a national leader. Improving facilities and access was the first step.
"My priority has been to improve the accessibility of our epilepsy neurologists and neurosurgeons for new patients with additional staff and simpler admission procedures. Next, we created an upgraded epilepsy monitoring unit. Other plans underway include additional accessibility projects like telemedicine and streamlined processes," according to Dr. Maganti.
UW Hospital and Clinics is certified by the National Association of Epilepsy Center (NAEC) as a Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center recognizing their ability to care for the most complex epilepsy cases, offering professional expertise and facilities that deliver the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients. Referring physicians also have a connection to groundbreaking and collaborative research into a wide variety of epilepsy types.
Dr. Maganti's connection with the state is extensive, having served as a resident at UW Hospital and Clinics and practiced at Marshfield Clinics. His background also includes extensive research into the relationship between epilepsy and sleep.
"My goal is for UW Health to build a strong working partnership with regional physicians treating epilepsy patients and to collaborate with them for optimal patient care," according to Dr. Maganti. "I look forward to continuing our dialogue to discuss how the UW epilepsy program can be a valuable addition to their team."
Contact Dr. Maganti at the UW Health Epilepsy Clinic by calling (608)263-6796 or (800)472-0111, or Wisconsin Sleep at (608)232-3333 or (877)53-SLEEP.