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Dr. Alan B. Ettinger

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Alan B. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A., is a nationally-known epilepsy specialist who has dedicated his life to helping individuals with seizures and related disorders. Dr. Ettinger is the Director of Epilepsy at Neurological Surgery, P.C. Dr. Ettinger is a graduate of the Boston University 6 Year Combined BA-MD program. He completed his neurology and EEG/Epilepsy fellowship training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

He is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has performed some of the landmark research related to advancing the quality of life of persons grappling with epilepsy.

Dr. Ettinger has directed numerous national and regional epilepsy symposia.  He has published widely in peer-review journals on depression in epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and has edited several journal supplements and textbooks. Books he has written have included Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy, Managing Epilepsyand Co-Existing Disorders. The Essential Patient Handbook(a guide for patients to better advocate for their needs), and Neurologic Differential Diagnosis; A Case-based Approach.

Dr. Ettinger is on the editorial board of several epilepsy journals, has served on national committees of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society and the national Epilepsy Foundation, as well as the International League Against Epilepsy, and was the moderator at the psychiatric interest group sessions at the annual American Epilepsy Society meetings.

Dr. Ettinger is president of the Long Island Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board and is a member of the national Professional Advisory Board and the Executive Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He was the recipient of the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island's 2004 Professional Achievement Award and the co-recipient of the March of Dimes Long Island Chapter's humanitarian award in 2004. In preceding years, he has often been cited in Castle and Connelly, U.S. News & World Report, Long Island'sNewsday and New York Magazine guides to the best doctors. Dr. Ettinger has been inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Society, the honor society for achievement in Master of Business Administration studies.


Interview video with Alan B. Ettinger, M.D.



"International consensus clinical practice statements for the treatment of neuropsychiatric conditions associated with epilepsy"
Mike P. Kerr, Seth Mensah, Frank Besag, Bertrand de Toffol, {Alan Ettinger,
Kousuke Kanemoto, Andres Kanner, Steven Kemp, Ennapadum Krishnamoorthy, Curt LaFrance Jr, {{Marco Mula, Bettina Schmitz, Ludgers Tebartz van Elst, Julian Trollor, and Sarah J. Wilson
Epilepsia, **(*):1–6, 2011 read feature

"I’ve Been Seizure Free Since The Surgery. It’s Definitely A Life Changing Surgery And Well Worth It." Life Changing Epilepsy Surgery Brings Relief from Seizures and  Returns One Patient’s Enjoyment in Life:
Kristian Jensen’s Story, Watch Video



Dr. Ettinger is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Winthrop University Hospital
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Mather Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • St. Charles Hospital



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