Lorie Diane Hamiwka, MD

Lorie Diane Hamiwka, MD

Neurosciences Center, Neurology, Epilepsy Program

On staff since July 2015

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Miae Bellevue 12.06.22

      Dr. Hamiwka has been so supportive of my now 16 year old son. We met her in October of 2021 almost a year after his first seizure. She has been able to support his desire to try and have a normal adolescence. She recognized the importance of sports in his life and has supported his decisions to participate in them. She also has helped to wean him down to two medications administered once a day. An epilepsy diagnosis can really change your life, but she has been an advocate for my son. She has helped him to try and overcome this challenge and to live his life as normally as possible.

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Pediatric Residency Teaching Award, Pediatric Neurology Nationwide Children's Hospital 2011
    Best Doctors Best Doctors is a nomination and electoral process that selects 5% of the physicians nationwide for inclusion on the Best Doctors list. Best Doctors 2010 - 2014
    Young Investigator Award American Epilepsy Society 2002
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Wirrell EC | Laux L | Franz DN | Sullivan J | Saneto RP | Morse RP | Devinsky O | Chugani H | Hernandez A | Hamiwka L | Mikati MA | Valencia I | Le Guern ME | Chancharme L | de Menezes MS
      Stiripentol in Dravet syndrome: results of a retrospective U.S. study.
      Epilepsia, 2013 Sept. : 54(9)1595-604
    • Hamiwka L | Macrodimitris S | Tellez-Zenteno JF | Metcalfe A | Wiebe S | Kwon CS | Jetté N | CASES Investigators
      Social outcomes after temporal or extratemporal epilepsy surgery: a systematic review.
      Epilepsia, 2011 May : 52(5)870-9
    • Wood LJ | Sherman EM | Hamiwka LD | Blackman MA | Wirrell EC
      Maternal depression: the cost of caring for a child with intractable epilepsy.
      Pediatric neurology, 2008 Dec. : 39(6)418-22
    • Yu CG | Lee A | Wirrell E | Sherman EM | Hamiwka L
      Health behavior in teens with epilepsy: how do they compare with controls?
      Epilepsy and behavior : EandB, 2008 July : 13(1)90-5
    • Thornton N | Hamiwka L | Sherman E | Tse E | Blackman M | Wirrell E
      Family function in cognitively normal children with epilepsy: impact on competence and problem behaviors.
      Epilepsy and behavior : EandB, 2008 Jan. : 12(1)90-5
    • Glass HC | Prieur B | Molnar C | Hamiwka L | Wirrell E
      Micturition and emotion-induced reflex epilepsy: case report and review of the literature.
      Epilepsia, 2006 Dec. : 47(12)2180-2
    • Gerber PE | Hamiwka L | Connolly MB | Farrell K
      Factors associated with behavioral and cognitive abnormalities in children receiving topiramate.
      Pediatric neurology, 2000 March : 22(3)200-3
  • Presentations

    Presentation Title Event Location Date
    Models of Care for Children and Families with Epilepsy: What Have We Learned and How Can We Start To Apply To the Clinical Setting? American Epilepsy Society Meeting Washington DC 2013
    Social Functioning Among Children with Epilepsy American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting Toronto, ON 2011
    Co-morbidities in Children with Epileptic Encephalopathies International Child Neurology Meeting Montreal, QC 2006


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

University of Manitoba School of Medicine, Winnipeg, MB


British Columbia Children's Hospital-GME, Vancouver, BC


Nicklaus Children's Hospital-Neurophysiology GME, Miami, FL

Clinical Interests

Epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, clinical neurophysiology, neuropsychiatric and psychosocial comorbidities in epilepsy