Dr. Shifteh Sattar is the medical director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the EEG laboratory at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. She is also an associate clinical professor of neurosciences and pediatrics at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Sattar is triple board-certified in pediatrics, neurology with special qualification in child neurology, and epilepsy.
Dr. Sattar has built a comprehensive epilepsy surgery program at Rady Children’s Hospital, with the goal of improving patients’ quality of life. Her interest is in identifying epilepsy surgery candidates and tailoring the best surgical treatment option with the consideration of minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures (such as the use of robotic stereotactic assistance for implantation of electrodes and laser ablation therapy). Epilepsy surgery is a potential option for patients with intractable epilepsy to help reduce or eliminate seizures, and Dr. Sattar has dedicated her career to help achieve this for children with epilepsy.