Edward K. Avila, DO

Neurologist

Acting Co-Chair and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurology; Co-Director, Neuro Advanced Care Unit

Conditions Treated

Edward K. Avila, DO
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About Me

I am a neurologist with specialty training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. I treat patients with brain tumors who develop seizures as a result of their tumor and patients with neurological complications of systemic cancer. As an epileptologist, I provide continuity of care for patients with seizures in conjunction with my colleagues in neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, and radiation oncology. In addition to these clinical responsibilities, I head the electroencephalography (EEG) and intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IOM) services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I interpret EEG studies, which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures, and I perform and interpret intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring, a technique used to prevent neural injury during brain and spine surgery.

  • Clinical Expertise: Epilepsy; Clinical Neurophysiology; General Neurology
  • Languages Spoken: English; Spanish
  • Education: DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residencies: Neurology - Hahnemann University
  • Fellowships: Clinical Neurophysiology - Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Board Certifications: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology

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Publications

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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Insurance

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