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Francine Testa, MD

Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
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Patient type treated
Child
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From physicians only
Board Certified in
Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology

Biography

Francine Testa, MD, is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in treating epilepsy.

“I enjoy caring for my patients and working with them to control or minimize their seizures,” Dr. Testa says. “This gives them a chance to outgrow their epilepsy and possibly stop therapy when they are older.”

She has extensive training in neurophysiology and performing electroencephalograms (EEG), a test that detects electrical activity in the brain.

Dr. Testa says that epilepsy patients today have a range of treatment choices, including medication and neuromodulation (electrical stimulation). She offers surgical evaluation for patients with severe cases of the disorder.

“I tell patients that many epilepsy syndromes can be controlled with the appropriate anti-seizure medication,” Dr. Testa says. “More than half of children with well-controlled seizures will have remission of epilepsy during childhood.”

Her research interests involve the risks and predictors of fatal or uncontrollable childhood epilepsy.

Titles

  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Neurological Institute of NY, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital (1992)
  • Resident
    Neurological Institute of NY, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital (1991)
  • Resident
    Neurological Institute of NY, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital (1989)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1988)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1986)

Additional Information

  • Pediatric Specialty Center at Old Saybrook
    Old Saybrook Medical Center
    633 Middlesex Turnpike, Ste Suite 110
    Old Saybrook, CT, 06475
  • Pediatric Specialty Center at 1 Long Wharf
    1 Long Wharf Drive
    New Haven, CT, 06511
  • Pediatric Specialty Center
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
    1 Park Street, Fl 2nd Floor
    New Haven, CT, 06504