Jeffrey J. Tsai M.D. Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients Make an Appointment

Movement disorders/spasticity


English, Mandarin Chinese


Dr. Tsai is an attending physician at the Harborview Regional Epilepsy Center and an UW assistant professor of neurology. He specializes in medical and surgical management of epilepsy in adult patients.

He also conducts research on imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory brain activities, a hallmark of epilepsy. He is interested in how these changes affect other brain functions in addition to causing seizures, and to identify better ways to diagnose epilepsy. Dr. Tsai earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, master’s from Stanford University, Ph.D. and M.D. from Cornell University. He completed internship in Santa Clara, CA, and neurology residency at the University of Colorado at Denver, and epilepsy fellowship at University of California-San Francisco. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society, and the Society for Neuroscience.

Personal Interests

Bicycling, hiking, movies, technology and travel.
Regional Epilepsy Center at Harborview

Regional Epilepsy Center at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 4th Floor, West Clinic Seattle, WA 98104


Electrodiagnostic medicine, Epilepsy, General neurology, Neurological surgery


EEG & Neurophysiology Lab at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Electrodiagnostic medicine, Epilepsy, General neurology

UCSF - Department of Medicine

Fellowship, 2009, Clinical Neurophysiology

University of Colorado Denver

Residency, 2007, Neurology

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Internship, 2004, Medicine

Cornell Univ. Medical College

Medical education, 2003


Board Certifications
  • Neurology, 2008, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology