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Adam L. Numis


Pediatric neurologist and epilepsy specialist

Dr. Adam L. Numis is a pediatric neurologist and specialist in epilepsy. He focuses on evaluating and caring for children with epilepsy, particularly children and adolescents with difficult-to-treat seizures. He is working to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for infantile spasms, a 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 could help predict which patients might respond best to a particular antiseizure medication. Additionally, his work seeks to understand the role inflammation may play in epilepsy development in certain at-risk populations, including children with traumatic brain injuries, genetic disorders or stroke.

Numis received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. 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 the University of California, Los Angeles.

Numis is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology and American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. In his free time, he enjoys running, sailing and traveling.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 2009

  • Residencies

    Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, 2011

    UCSF, Child Neurology, 2014

  • Fellowships

    UCLA, Clinical Neurophysiology and Pediatric Epilepsy, 2016

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    Smell the roses

    Wander outside into our Butterfly Garden in Oakland and our healing gardens at Mission Bay.