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Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Child Neurology Residency Training Program

Pediatric neurologist and epileptologist Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD, specializes in the treatment of children with epilepsy, using medication and medical diets. He has unique expertise in ketogenic diets for the treatment of difficult-to-control seizures, particularly when epilepsy surgery is not deemed an option. When surgery is the recommended treatment option, Dr. Phitsanuwong provides pre-surgical evaluation and post-surgical care for children in the Pediatric Epilepsy Center. He also offers comprehensive evaluation for children with other neurological conditions. His interests include helping patients and families to better understand epilepsy and its treatment options, in addition to providing pediatric care for epilepsy and other neurological conditions in underserved communities.

Dr. Phitsanuwong is also a respected educator, serving as a teacher and mentor to pediatric residents, neurology residents and EEG technicians. His research interests include antiepileptic drug trials and advancing the understanding of pediatric epilepsy and ketogenic diets.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Neurology, with special qualifications in child neurology
Neurology, with subspecialty in epilepsy
Neurology, with subspecialty in clinical neurophysiology
Clinical Neurophysiology, with added competency in epilepsy monitoring

Medical School

Khon Kaen University, Thailand


St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI (pediatrics)
The University of Chicago Medicine (pediatric neurology)


Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL (epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology)
The University of Chicago Medicine (pediatric epilepsy)


American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Epilepsy Society
American Medical Association
Medical Council of Thailand

Languages Spoken



Office Phone


Office Fax

(773) 702-4786

Office Postal Address

Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3055
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Phitsanuwong

After Dr. Phitsanuwong started him on a ketogenic diet, 10-year-old William Sterling is seizure-free for the first time since he was an infant.