Adam Numis, MD

Epilepsy specialist
Pediatric neurologist

Dr. Adam L. Numis is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at the UCSF Epilepsy Center. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with epilepsy, with a dedication to the treatment of children and adolescents with difficult to treat seizures. He is leading the development of the UCSF Infantile Spasms Center, with the aim of improving the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of this particularly severe type of epilepsy.

Numis's research includes evaluating the connection between inflammation and epilepsy. His work attempts to understand how inflammatory markers in the blood may help predict which patients may respond best to a particular anti-seizure medication. Additionally, his work seeks to understand the role inflammation may play in the development of epilepsy in certain at-risk populations, including children with traumatic brain injury, genetic disorders and stroke.

Numis received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, he completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, a residency in child neurology at UCSF, and fellowships in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at UCLA. He is triple board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy.

Numis is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He is an assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics at UCSF.

When he is not at work, Numis enjoys running, sailing and traveling.


Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2437
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Conditions & Treatments

  • Infantile Spasms
  • Post-traumatic Epilepsy

More about Adam Numis


Harvard Medical School 2009


Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics 2011
UCSF, Child Neurology 2014


UCLA, Clinical Neurophysiology and Pediatric Epilepsy 2016