Sima Patel, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Sima Patel

Contact Info

Office Phone Clinic: 952-525-4500

Fax 952-525-1560

Office Address:
MHealth Specialty Clinics
Park Place East
5775 Wawyzata Blvd. Suite 255
St Louis Park, MN 55416

Administrative Assistant Name
Barb Anstett

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

MD, Rush Medical School

Residency in Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Fellowship in Epilepsy, Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Dr. Sima. I. Patel is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Minnesota. Since 2012, she has been a full-time clinician focusing on complex epilepsy management with surgical interventions and pharmacological treatments at the University of Minnesota Physicians/MINCEP Epilepsy Care. She earned her undergraduate degree in community health and health administration from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed her neurology residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a 2-year epilepsy fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She is passionate about resident education, female physician empowerment, epilepsy research pertaining to women with epilepsy, and epilepsy clinical drug trials. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, baking, and theatre with her two young daughters and husband.


Treatment of drug resistant epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery evaluation, Video EEG evaluation, Management of epilepsy during pregnancy, Women’s health (contraception, family planning) and epilepsy management, epilepsy surgery treatment (neuromodulation surgery with device and resective surgery) and programing



1.Patel SI, Pennell PB. Management of epilepsy during pregnancy: an update. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders. 2015 Dec

2.Patel SI,Brinbaum AK, Cloyd JC, Leppik IE. Intravenous and Intramuscular Formulations of Antiseizure Drugs in the Treatment of Epilepsy. CNS Drugs. 2015 Dec

3.Leppik IE, Patel SI. Intramuscular and rectal therapies of acute seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior. 2015 Dec

4.Rathore JS, Jehi LE, Fan Y, Patel SI, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Ramirez MJ, Busch RM, Obuchowski NA, Tesar GE. Validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for depression screening adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2014 Aug; 37: 215-20.

5.Patel SI, Foldvary N. Hormones and Seizures Chapter. Women with epilepsy: a practical management handbook. Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 


Academic Interests and Focus

Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment Epilepsy Surgery Women with Epilepsy Treatment EEG interpretation



  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology


MINCEP Epilepsy Care

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy Board