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Utku Uysal, M.D., M.S.

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Associate Professor, Neurology

Associate Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program, Associate Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Director, SOM-Kansas City, Neurology

Professional Background

Utku Uysal, M.D., is an associate professor of neurology. He received his medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. After finishing his neurology residency both in Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, and at the University of Nebraska, he completed a two-year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Uysal came to the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2012. He is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also board certified in advanced central clinical neurophysiology with added competency in epilepsy monitoring by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Dr. Uysal's clinical interests are provoked or unprovoked seizures, epilepsy, refractory epilepsy, medical and surgical management of refractory epilepsy, antiepileptic drugs and status epilepticus in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Procedures he routinely performs are EEG, video EEG monitoring, intraoperative and extraoperative brain mapping and intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring. His primary research interests are in surgical management of epilepsy, natural history of nonconvulsive status epilepticus, seizure biomarkers and antibiotic-induced seizures/status epilepticus.

Education and Training
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, Hacettepe Universitesi, Ankara, Turkey
  • Residency, Neurology, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi - Izmir, Turkey, izmir, Turkey
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital - Baltimore, MD, Maltimore, MD
  • Residency, Neurology, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi - Izmir, Turkey, Izmir, Turkey
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital - Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency, Neurology, University of Nebraska - Omaha, NE, Omaha, NE
  • Clinical Fellowship, clinical Neurophysiology/EEG track, University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA, Charlottesville, VA
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Epilepsy Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • KS Medical License, Kansas State Boards of Healing Arts
  • Neurology Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neurology Certification, Turkish Neurology Society Board
Professional Affiliations
  • Epilepsy Society of America/Missouri and Kansas, Advisory Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • KUMC Orr Society, Member, 2015 - Present
  • American Epilepsy Society, Member, 2010 - Present
  • American Academy of Neurology, Member, 2006 - Present

  • Doksöz, Ö, Çeleğen, K, Güzel, O, Yılmaz, Ü, Uysal, U, İşgüder, R, Çeleğen, M, Meşe, T. 2015. The Short-Term Effects of Ketogenic Diet on Cardiac Ventricular Functions in Epileptic Children.. Pediatric neurology, 53 (3), 233-237.e1
  • Doksöz, Ö, Güzel, O, Yılmaz, Ü, İşgüder, R, Çeleğen, K, Meşe, T, Uysal, U. 2015. The Short-Term Effect of Ketogenic Diet on Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Elastic Properties of the Carotid Artery and the Aorta in Epileptic Children.. Journal of child neurology, 30 (12), 1646-50
  • Uysal, U, Quigg, M, Bittel, B, Hammond, N, Shireman, T., I. 2015. Intravenous anesthesia in treatment of nonconvulsive status epilepticus: Characteristics and outcomes.. Epilepsy research, 116, 86-92
  • Uysal, Utku. 2015. Clinical correlates of intravenous anesthetic drug use in nonconvulsive status epilepticus
  • Albadareen, R, Gronseth, G, Landazuri, P, He, J, Hammond, N, Uysal, U. 2016. Postictal ammonia as a biomarker for electrographic convulsive seizures: A prospective study.. Epilepsia, 57 (8), 1221-7
  • Güzel, O, Yılmaz, U, Uysal, U, Arslan, N. 2016. The effect of olive oil-based ketogenic diet on serum lipid levels in epileptic children.. Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, 37 (3), 465-70
  • Uysal, U, Landazuri, P, Pearson, C, Mittal, M, Hammond, N. 2017. Unexpected Aphasia following Right Temporal Lobectomy as Treatment of Recurrent Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus.. Case reports in neurology, 9 (2), 195-203
  • Boutros, N, Kang, S., S, Uysal, U, Urfy, M, Thomas, Z, Bowyer, S., M, Gustafson, K. 2019. Preliminary Evidence for Limbic-Frontal Hyperexcitability in Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizure Patients.. Clinical EEG and neuroscience, 50 (4), 287-295
  • Guzel, O, Uysal, U, Arslan, N. 2019. Efficacy and tolerability of olive oil-based ketogenic diet in children with drug-resistant epilepsy: A single center experience from Turkey.. European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society, 23 (1), 143-151