Jurriaan Peters

Jurriaan M. Peters MD, PhD, is a pediatric epileptologist with additional expertise in clinical neurophysiology and neuroimaging. He is an assistant in Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is the principal epileptologist at the Multidisciplinary Tuberous Sclerosis Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. His research in Dr. Warfield’s Computational Laboratory is aligned with his clinical interests, and focuses on (1) the clinical application of novel MRI and EEG modeling techniques in the localization of the seizure onset zone in children with medically refractory epilepsy; (2) understanding how focal seizures over time evolve into a generalized epileptic encephalopathy; (3) elucidating the brain networks that allow for focal lesions to give rise to generalized seizures and (4) investigating if early treatment for epilepsy including preventative medication and early epilepsy surgery mitigate detrimental effects from seizures on neurodevelopment.