William Gaillard, MD Divison Chief, Epilepsy and Neurophysiology

Bio

Biography

William Davis Gaillard, MD, an internationally recognized expert in pediatric epilepsy and imaging, is Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and Neurophysiology at Children's National. He also is the director of the IDDRC imaging core and associate director of the Center for Neuroscience Research, Children’s Research Institute. His academic appointments include professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at George Washington University and professor of Neurology at Georgetown University.

As Division Chief of Epilepsy, Neurophysiology and Critical Care Neurology, he directs a team of pediatric specialists who see thousands of patients each year. Dr. Gaillard has worked throughout his career to care for children and young adults with epilepsy from the onset of seizures, through novel therapeutic interventions, medication trials, and, when appropriate, surgery. Treatment at Children's National addresses the full range of the condition, including problems of difficult-to-control epilepsy. Additionally, treatment includes the concurrent social, educational, and emotional issues faced by children with the condition and their families.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1985
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • BA, History, 1980
    Yale University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: William Gaillard, MD

Paul's Story

"My hope is that maybe someone in a similar situation may read this and realize that there is hope, that there is someone out there who can help, no matter how much it seems that there isn't."

News

News

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

fMRI Evidence for Inter and Intrahemispheric Language Reorganization in Complex Partial Epilepsy

(2009) Neurology

Atypical Language in Lesional and Nonlesional Complex Partial Epilepsy

(2007) Neurology

Cerebral MRI Abnormalities Associated with Vigabatrin Therapy

(2009) Epilepsia

Prognosis of Children with Partial Epilepsy MRI and Serial 18FDGPET

(2007) Neurology

Language Dominance in Partial Epilepsy Patients Identified with an fMRI Reading Task

(2002) Neurology

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