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Dr. Michael ScwabeMichael J. Schwabe, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Division of Pediatric Neurology

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology


  • Seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Long term Video/EEG monitoring (LTM)
  • Vagal nerve simulation


  • 1982: B.S., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point; Stevens Point, WI
  • 1985: M.S., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Milwaukee, WI
  • 1991: M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI


  • 1999 – 2000: EEG/Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Texas - Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • 1997 – 1999: Neurology Training, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • 1995 – 1997: Neurology Training, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • 1992 – 1995: Pediatric Internship and Residency University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics Minneapolis, MN

Brief Clinical/Research Interest Statement:

My practice focuses on the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of seizures and epilepsy in children. Our team approach is invaluable for the treatment of seizures through the use of anticonvulsant medications, the ketogenic diet, vagal nerve stimulation, and epilepsy surgery. I see patients with recent onset of seizures, children with intractable epilepsy and candidates for epilepsy surgery and implantation of the vagal nerve stimulator. I see children in the only vagal nerve stimulator clinic in the State of Wisconsin.

My research focuses on the impact of epilepsy surgery, the efficacy of vagal nerve stimulation, and anticonvulsant medication trials.


Original Articles:

  1. Holland KE, Steffes B, Nocton JJ, Schwabe MJ, Jacobson RD, Drolet BA. Linear scleroderma en coup de sabre with associated neurologic abnormalities. Pediatrics 2006 Jan;117(1):e132-6 PMID 16326691
  2. Willoughby RE Jr, Tieves KS, Hoffman GM, Ghanayem NS, Amlie-Lefond CM, Schwabe MJ, Chusid MJ, Rupprecht CE. Survival after treatment of rabies with induction of coma. N Engl J Med 2005 Jun 16;352(24):2508-14 PMID 15958806
  3. Jaggi P, Schwabe MJ, Gill K, Horowitz IN. Use of an anesthesia cerebral monitor bispectral index to assess burst-suppression in pentobarbital coma. Pediatr Neurol 2003 Mar;28(3):219-22 PMID 12770677
  4. Schwabe MJ, Wheless JW. Clinical experience with topiramate dosing and serum levels in children 12 years or under with epilepsy. J Child Neurol 2001 Nov;16(11):806-8 PMID 11732765
  5. Schwabe MJ, Dobyns WB, Burke B, Armstrong DL. Valproate-induced liver failure in one of two siblings with Alpers disease. Pediatr Neurol 1997 May;16(4):337-43 PMID 9258971
  6. Schwabe MJ, Konkol RJ. Menstrual cycle-related fluctuations of tics in Tourette syndrome. Pediatr Neurol 1992 Jan-Feb;8(1):43-6 PMID 1558574
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