Jonathan Peter Lopez, MD

Jonathan Peter Lopez, MD

Neurology, Epilepsy

On staff since August 2014

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Neurology

"I am excited about the opportunity to partner with and create a comprehensive care plan for children and their families who have been affected by seizures and epilepsy. Whether they have undiagnosed episodes, are just beginning their journey toward seizure control, or are struggling with chronic uncontrolled seizures, epilepsy, and other associated conditions, each child has unique challenges. My emphasis is on helping them to balance seizure control with quality of life, a positive self image, and an ability to explore, grow, and have fun!"

  • Dr. Lopez is a pediatric neurologist at Seattle Childrens Hospital with expertise in comprehensive care for children with epilepsy, seizures, and seizure-like episodes. He conducts research on quality of life in children with epilepsy and outcomes of epilepsy surgery for children with drug-resistant epilepsy and brain tumor-related epilepsy and seizures.

    Dr. Lopez attended medical school at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn. He trained in Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center in southern California, then moved further up the west coast to Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, where he completed his training in child neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He then spent an additional year learning about advanced epilepsy care for children at the Childrens Hospital of Colorado in Aurora.

    He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the Child Neurology Society and the American Epilepsy Society. He is board-certified in child neurology and clinical neurophysiology.

    • LeeAnne Kent 09.20.14

      Dr. Lopez is a wonderful physician. He made sure we understood not only our current issues, but really took the time to discuss the past medical history and made sure that he had had the facts and that we were all on the same page. He made us feel like we were all part of a team with one goal, our child's health. Neurologic issues are scary in your child, and he certainly put us at ease.

    • Michels S, Foss K, Park K, Golden-Grant K, Saneto R, Lopez J, Mirzaa GM
      Mutations of KIF5C cause a neurodevelopmental disorder of infantile-onset epilepsy, absent language, and distinctive malformations of cortical development.
      29048727 American journal of medical genetics. Part A , 2017 Oct. 19
    • Jonathan Lopez
      Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy in Children
      Epilepsy and Brain Tumors , 2015 Mar. : 65-99
    • Lopez J
      Re:"Sticks and stones"
      Epilepsy Currents , 2014 Nov. - 2014 Dec. : 14(6)322 PMCID: PMC4325584
    • Lopez J, Lomen-Hoerth C, Deutsch GK, Kerchner GA, Koshy A
      Influenza-associated global amnesia and hippocampal imaging abnormality.
      23697757 Neurocase , 2014 Aug. : 20(4)446-451 PMCID: PMC3766455
    • Brimley CJ, Lopez J, van Haren K, Wilkes J, Sheng X, Nelson C, Korgenski EK, Srivastava R, Bonkowsky JL.
      National variation in costs and mortality for leukodystrophy patients in US children's hospitals.
      23953952 Pediatric Neurology , 2013 Sept. : 49(3)156-162.e1 PMCID: PMC3748620
    • Lopez J, Yeom KW, Comi A, Van Haren K
      Case report of subdural hematoma in a patient with Sturge-Weber syndrome and literature review: questions and implications for therapy.
      22805242 Journal of child neurology , 2013 May : 28(5)672-675
    • Lopez J, Fisher PG
      The eyes have it! The significance of unilateral ptosis.
      22221564 The Journal of pediatrics , 2012 Apr, : 160(4)703-704.e2


Board Certification(s)

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology

Medical/Professional School

SUNY Health Science Center - Brooklyn, Brooklyn


Pediatrics, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda


Child Neurology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford
University of Colorado - The Children's Hosp, Aurora
Clinical Neurophysiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford

Clinical Interests

Comprehensive care for children with epilepsy and seizures; EEG; epilepsy surgery

Research Description

quality of life in children with epilepsy; outcomes of children with drug-resistant epilepsy; epilepsy surgery; brain tumor-related epilepsy