Amy Kao, M.D., has a background is in epilepsy/electroencephalography (EEG), so she sees and treats patients with seizures or what might be seizures. She is part of a large team that treats children with epilepsy, which doctors diagnose after a child has experienced multiple seizures. Dr. Kao sees children whose epilepsy is difficult to manage, and she is especially interested in the ketogenic diet, a special high-fat diet that can decrease seizures in some patients. She is interested in all aspects of neurology, so also sees patients with neurological conditions besides seizures.
She is excited to see patients at the Montgomery County Regional Outpatient Center, which makes it possible to treat patients living in the Rockville area closer to their homes. She grew up in the area, trained in Philadelphia, and then moved to the West Coast. She returned to be closer to her family, including a brother with special needs.
Dr. Kao completed her Pediatric Residency and training in Child Neurology and Epilepsy from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kao is involved in working with and teaching new medical students and residents in Neurology and Epilepsy because she wants to help educate the next generation of doctors and scientists who will help patients and families in the area and around the country. Dr. Kao also is eager to be part of Camp Great Rock, a summer camp that is especially for children and teens with epilepsy.