Dr. Elkay is a triple-board-certified pediatric epileptologist, clinical neurophysiologist and child neurologist. She currently serves as Director of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Epilepsy Program, Site Director of the Emory Epilepsy Program and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine.
Prior to joining Children’s, Dr. Elkay held faculty positions at Hofstra Northwell University School of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Over the course of her career, she has developed the Pediatric Epilepsy/Epilepsy Surgery Program and served as director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program. Dr. Elkay also created the periodic clinical teaching series for pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) nurses and EEG technologists as well as the didactic lecture series for child neurology residents and epilepsy fellows. She also revised the pediatric EMU admission order set, ketogenic diet admission order set, guideline for initial management of seizures, neonatal seizure protocol, status epilepsy protocol in children, pediatric SPECT protocol, and pediatric EMU protocols for nurses and EEG technologists.
Dr. Elkay has published more than 25 papers in leading journals and has presented her work at national and international meetings. She has dedicated her academic life to the education and training of each member of the team and the future generation of child neurologists and epileptologists.
Focus of Practice
Areas of Interest
- Neonatal EEG studies, neonatal seizures
- EEG studies in children
- Childhood epilepsy syndromes
- Epilepsy surgery
- Treatment options for medically difficult-to treat epilepsies: VNS, RNS, DBS, ketogenic diets and others
Research & Publications
Invasive EEGs-Stereo-EEG ; Seizure semiologies/anatomical-clinical-physiological correlations; Imaging modalities in seizures/epilepsies