Regional Director of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Stroke Program MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER

WEforum Health and Wellness Conference 2016

DR. JOSH MENDELSON – Regional Director of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Stroke Program

Monmouth Medical Center

Migraines and Epilepsy

Wednesday, April 20th 9:00-9:45 AM – Promenade 3


There are 37 million people in the United States with migraine headaches while 2-3 million of those suffering from chronic headaches.  An additional 5 million people suffer with epilepsy.  These are two conditions that also have specific implications in the female population.  During this talk Dr. Mendelson will discuss how to recognize, diagnose and treat both migraine headaches and epilepsy.  He will further detail the implications of these conditions in women of childbearing age.  Specifically, when to worry about headaches during pregnancy and how to treat chronic headaches in women who are currently or trying to become pregnant.  Changes to expect in headache patterns during times of hormonal shifts, such as during a menstrual cycle or menopause.  The risks and benefits of long term anti-epiletic therapy in women of all age groups.


The Learner will be able to recognize the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for both epilepsy and headache.



Dr. Mendelson is a graduate of Emory University and completed his neurology residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He later went on to complete a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Emory University with a special concentration on the medical and surgical management of epilepsy.
Dr. Mendelson is board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

He is the regional director of Neurology at Monmouth Medical Center and the director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and stroke program at Monmouth Medical Center. He is active in medical education and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine.

He has special interests in the treatment of epilepsy during pregnancy and children with febrile seizures, and has authored book chapters on these subjects. He had extensive training at the Thomas Jefferson University Comprehensive Headache Center in the treatment of migraine and chronic daily headache.