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Yaman Zorlu Eksioglu, MD, PhD

English, French, Japanese, Turkish

Primary Specialty


Leadership Titles

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine


Board Certification
Am Bd Psych & Neuro (Special Qualifications Child Neurology), Am Bd Psych & Neuro (Sub: Epilepsy)
Medical School:
Ankara Universitesi
Childrens Hospital Boston
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus
Childrens Hospital Boston


Pubmed Profile



Yaman Ekşioğlu, MD, PhD, is a Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. He currently serves as Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Dr. Ekşioğlu joined Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s in 2018 to lead the development of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center to the highest standards, initiating a recruitment process, adding five outstanding epileptologists and forming a state-of-the-art Level IV Epilepsy Center, with latest technologies. These included stereoelectroencephalography, conventional epilepsy surgery, minimally invasive MRgLITT technology, responsive neurostimulation (RNS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS). The Children’s Epilepsy Fellowship Program expanded to train two epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology fellows in 2021.

Dr. Ekşioğlu’s team performs translational and clinical research to study epilepsy genetics, epileptogenesis in malformations of cortical development and tuberous sclerosis complex, continuing unprecedented modernization to serve Georgia’s kids.

Focus of Practice

  • Epilepsy syndromes (intractable and genetic) and epileptic encephalopathies
  • Surgical epilepsy
  • Cortical malformations of cerebral cortex

Areas of Interest

  • Surgical epilepsy
  • Intractable epilepsy syndromes
  • Cortical malformations of cerebral cortex
  • Genetic epilepsy syndromes
  • Epileptic encephalopathies


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Research & Publications

Dr. Ekşioğlu’s research interests include: • Performing translational and clinical research in pathophysiology, genetics, modern surgical and nonsurgical treatment modalities for tuberous sclerosis complex. • Performing studies in genetic, molecular and neurophysiological basis of epileptogenesis. • Studying germline and somatic mutations underlying malformations of cortical development and focal cortical dysplasia. • Studying classification, pathophysiology, neurophysiology and genetics of epileptic encephalopathies and electrical status epilepticus of slow wave sleep (ESES).