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.
Academic Interests and Focus: Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment Epilepsy Surgery Women with Epilepsy Treatment EEG interpretation
Clinical Specialties: Epilepsy, Neurology