Jonathan Lopez MD

Jonathan Lopez

Jonathan Lopez
MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Brain Research; Clinical Neurophysiology; Epilepsy; Neurology; Neuroscience

Contact Information
Pediatric Neurology
1001 Main St.
Dept of Pediatric Neurology
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716-932-6080, ext. 100
Fax: 716-878-7326
jlopez38@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Prior to joining the Department of Neurology in 2021, I was an academic and clinical neurologist at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

I am a board-certified adult and child neurologist, clinical neurophysiologist, and epileptologist. My primary clinical interests include comprehensive acute and chronic care for children and teens with epilepsy, seizures, and other brain disorders, electroencephalography and epilepsy surgery.

I am also one of the panel neurologists in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at OCH. Our 8-bed epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) was recognized as a Level IV NAEC level for 4 years in a row (highest possible) by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The EMU was awarded a $1,000,000 grant by the Cummings Foundation to build a new 12-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

My research interests include quality of life in children with epilepsy, outcomes of children with drug-resistant epilepsy, epilepsy surgery and brain tumor-related epilepsy. I have mentored and am interested in continued collaborative research with residents and fellows.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Epilepsy, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2014)
  • Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Residency, Child Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (2009)
  • MD, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2007)

Employment:

  • Assistant Professor, Neurology, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2021-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology, University of Washington School of Medicine (2014–2021)

Research Expertise:

  • Epilepsy

Research Centers:

  • Jacobs Neurological Institute

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan

Journal Articles:

Books and Book Chapters:

  • Warner M, Shurtleff H, Amlie-Lefond C, Saneto R, Novotny E, Lopez J, Poliachik S, Poliakov A, Shaw D, Ojemann J. (2019) Neuropsychology’s Contributions to a Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Team. In: Physician's Field Guide to Neuropsychology. Springer, New York, NY
  • Lopez, J. (2015) Brain-Tumor-Related Epilepsy in Children. In: Epilepsy and Brain Tumors. Academic Press, 65-99.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Epilepsy Society (2012–present)
  • Child Neurology Society (2009–present)

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Contact Information

Pediatric Neurology
1001 Main St.
Dept of Pediatric Neurology
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716-932-6080, ext. 100
Fax: 716-878-7326
jlopez38@buffalo.edu