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Elakkat Dharmaraj Gireesh, MD

* Member of the AdventHealth Medical Group

Epileptologist

Dr. Gireesh is an eminently qualified epileptologist who received his subspecialty training at Johns Hopkins University following his neurology residencies at New York University and Johns Hopkins. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, and he holds an advanced degree in medical science and technology from the Indian Institute of Technology. Dr. Gireesh’s research interests include seizure localization and transcranial neurostimulation, and his clinical focus has centered on epilepsy, long-term EEG monitoring in critically ill patients and intraoperative neuromonitoring. He is particularly interested in the use of intracranial EEG monitoring, Neuropace responsive neurostimulation and ketogenic diets for controlling seizures.

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Education

Medical School
Calicut Medical College

Residencies
Neurology - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Neurology and Internal Medicine Residencies - NYU School of Medicine

Fellowships
Neurology Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Neurology Fellowship - National Institutes of Health

Board Certifications
Neurology, Epilepsy Unit - The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Specialty

Neurology, Epilepsy