Patient being tested in the epilepsy clinic.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Team

The MUSC Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Center brings together epilepsy doctors, specialists and treatment in Charleston, SC. Our care team members have devoted their careers to the management of epilepsy. Patient care is supported by a wide variety of specialists from the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, nursing, radiology, psychiatry, speech and language pathology, social work, and research.

Our Care Team


More Team Members

Julie DesMarteau, RD, MPAS, PA-C
Elizabeth Koontz, NP-C

Kathryn Kerley, NP
Jennifer Marshall, PA-C

Neurophysiology Lab:
Allison Jones, CNIM | Neurophysiology Lab Director

Dana Szeles, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Mark T. Wagner, Ph.D.

Speech Language Pathology:
Kikki Thayer, MS, CCC-SLP

Social Work:
Sherrell Thomas-Nelson, MSW

Research Faculty:
Gigi Smith, Ph.D., APRN, CPNP-PC
Janelle Wagner, Ph.D.

Paula Kersey, RN, BSN
Kelly Kornegay, RN
Toni Morgan, RN, BSN

Epilepsy Patient Coordinator:
Lane Elsey, BS

Laura Dority, MS, RD, LD
Jaclyn Makovich, RD, LD, CNSC
Mary Jo Turner RD, LD, CNSC