Nicholas Pete Poolos M.D., Ph.D. Accepting new patients

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Epilepsy, General neurology




Nicholas Poolos M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified neurologist, associate director of the UW Medicine Regional Epilepsy Center and a UW professor of Neurology and an adjunct associate professor of Physiology and Biophysics.

Dr. Poolos specializes in epilepsy. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Poolos earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford. He is the chair of the professional advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest. He has concentrated his research in cellular neurophysiology with an emphasis on cellular and molecular causes of epilepsy with the goal of identifying novel targets for antiepileptic drug development.

Personal Interests

When he is not providing care to his patients, Dr. Poolos enjoys spending his free time with family.

Neurology Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Epilepsy, General neurology, Headaches, Movement disorders/spasticity

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

Stanford University School of Medicine

Medical education, 1991

Baylor College of Medicine

Teaching Appointment

Baylor College of Medicine


Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Internship, Internal Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Residency, Neurology


Board Certifications
  • Neurology, 1998, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology