Oishei Children’s Hospital

This hospital is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.

Oishei Children's Hospital.

Oishei Children’s Hospital has achieved national recognition, with U.S. News and World Report ranking it among the top 20 pediatric hospitals in the country.

This modern pediatric acute and emergency care center provides diagnostic and treatment services to Western New York youth experiencing emotional and/or behavioral disturbances or family relationship problems. It offers a full range of medical and surgical services for children as well as comprehensive women’s health services.

A Level I Pediatric Trauma Center - one of only six in New York State - Oishei can accommodate 185 inpatients, including medical/surgical, ICU and neonatal patients, and adult maternity patients. The hospital admits nearly 28,000 patients annually and treats 123,000 patients in the emergency department or one of its 45 specialty clinics.


Your rotations in EEG/EP and in the Epilepsy Montoring Unit take place at Oishei Children’s Hospital.

During both rotations, you’ll train in the Regional Epilepsy Monitoring Center. Ours is one of only three such centers in New York State to achieve the highest designation — Level 4 — from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers for the range of complex medical and surgical treatments available.

During your EMU rotation, you’ll work as part of an interdisciplinary team that offers the broadest range of complex medical and surgical treatments for epilepsy. You’ll admit, monitor and care for infants, children, adolescents and adults, learning about the anti-epilepsy medications, doses and surgical treatments appropriate for each age.

During your EEG/EP rotation, you’ll interpret routine EEGs and a range of EP tests, writing final reports and management plans.

If you have a special interest in EEG and epilepsy, you may serve in a supervisory capacity in the EMU, gaining experience monitoring patients during surgery.


Epilepsy Center and Long-Term Monitoring Unit

Specialized equipment allows for closed-circuit observation and long-term monitoring of seizure patients in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Video–digital long-term monitoring units provide digital EEG for each bed. A control room allows staff to view patients and their overnight EEGs and behavior. 

Patients can be recorded on video while brain activity is monitored 24 hours a day. A daytime play area is equipped with EEG hook-ups and continuous video monitoring.

A conference room has digital connections to the unit’s video cameras and a computer for PowerPoint presentations. Here, faculty and fellows present patient data and video monitoring, fostering discussion of best-care practices with pediatric and adult specialists.

Other Specialized Equipment and Facilities

  • three EEG rooms for outpatients, each with a Nihon Kohden digital EEG machine
  • EEG reading room for fellow instruction and report writing
  • outpatient clinic rooms for evaluation and care of seizures and disorders



  • 4 departmental faculty members
  • epileptologists
  • pediatric/child neurologists
  • specialists in seizures, epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders
  • medical director, Long-Term Monitoring and Pediatric Epilepsy/EEG
  • medical director, Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center

Patient Population

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit:

  • infants through adults
  • 400-plus patients per year