Dr. Adam L. Numis is a pediatric neurologist and specialist in epilepsy. He focuses on evaluating and caring for children with epilepsy, particularly those with difficult-to-treat seizures.
His research includes evaluating the connection between inflammation and epilepsy. His work attempts to understand how inflammatory markers in the blood could help predict which patients might respond best to a particular antiseizure medications, in particular for a severe type of epilepsy termed infantile spasms. Additionally, his work seeks to understand the role inflammation and genetics may play in epilepsy development in certain at-risk populations, including children with neonatal encephalopathy, traumatic brain injuries, and stroke.
Dr. Numis received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, a residency in child neurology at UCSF, and fellowships in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at the University of California, Los Angeles.
To make an appointment with Dr. Numis in the Pediatric Center of Excellence, ask your child's pediatrician to fax a referral to (415) 353-2400 or call (855) 722-8273. Learn more at: https://about.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/schedule