Dr. Alan Ettinger is the new medical director at Safe Passage Diagnostics, a division of Safe Passage Neuromonitoring based in New York City. Safe Passage Diagnostics provides state-of-the-art electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring for epilepsy and related disorders.
In the next few months, Dr. Ettinger will announce the locations from which he will be providing epilepsy consultations.
Meet Dr. Ettinger
Alan B. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A. is a nationally-known epilepsy specialist who has dedicated his life to helping individuals with seizures and related disorders. He is a former Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has performed some of the landmark research related to advancing the quality of life of persons grappling with epilepsy.
Dr. Ettinger has directed national and regional epilepsy symposia. He has published widely in peer-review journals on depression, psychotropic properties of antiepileptic drugs and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, and has edited several journal supplements and textbooks. He has also co-authored the book "The Essential Patient Handbook: Getting the Health Care You Need - From Doctors Who Know" (Ettinger AB, Weisbrot DM. Demos), a guide for teaching patients to advocate for their needs when meeting with the physician.
Dr. Ettinger is also on the editorial board of several epilepsy journals, has served on national committees of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society and the national Epilepsy Foundation, as well as the International League Against Epilepsy, and was for many years the moderator at the psychiatric interest group sessions at the annual American Epilepsy Society meetings.
Dr. Ettinger is president of the Long Island Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board and is a member of the national Professional Advisory Board and the Executive Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He was the recipient of the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island's 2004 Professional Achievement Award and the co-recipient of the March of Dimes Long Island Chapter's humanitarian award in October 2004. In preceding years, he has often been cited in Castle and Connelly's and New York Magazine's guide to the best doctors. Dr. Ettinger has been inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Society, the honor society for achievement in Master of Business Administration studies.
Dedicated to compassionate care; an excerpt from "The Essential Patient Handbook".
A message from Dr. Ettinger:
As an epilepsy specialist who has had the privilege of working with individuals from all over the U.S. who are grappling with severe epilepsy, I am acutely aware of the importance of effective communication between doctor and patient. Based in part upon our patient advocacy book “The Essential Patient Handbook” and our book for doctors “Neurologic Differential Diagnosis”, we have created a series of videos that provide invaluable information on how to talk to your doctor if you have epilepsy. We invite you to view this series of videos on youtube by clicking on the following link: Epilepsy & Seizures - SeizureLongIsland.com
View a list of epilepsy books by Dr. Ettinger.
Patients with epilepsy or related disorders who would like to prepare their information for the doctor, BEFORE their office visit can download our new patient forms.
View current studies being conducted at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.