Jeffrey W. Britton, M.D.

  1. Neurologist
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I'm Jeffrey Britton. I'm the chair of the epilepsy division at Mayo Clinic. My main areas of medical interest are the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with epilepsy. The patient is the only reason we exist here. We also want to make sure that they know that they're being listened to, that their concerns are important to us, that their concerns are the main focus of our evaluation and treatment. The best part of my job is helping patients through the very fearful experience with a very successful outcome at the end, so that they can look back in the mirror and say, boy, I look what I went through then, now look at me.

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Jeffrey W. Britton, M.D., is a professor in neurology and chair of the Division of Epilepsy. His main areas of clinical and research interest are:

  • Autoimmune epilepsies and encephalopathies, diagnosis, and treatment
  • The effect of epileptic seizures on cardiopulmonary function
  • Stimulation therapies in epilepsy
  • Clinical aspects of epilepsy and seizures
  • Innovations in clinical practice

In addition to his practice and research interests, Dr. Britton has been active in the education of neurology residents and fellows for many years, and currently serves as the Epilepsy Fellowship program director. He is recognized as a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and American Neurological Association.

  1. Autoimmune disease
  2. Epilepsy
  1. EEG
  2. Video EEG monitoring
  • Epilepsy
  • EEG
  • EEG-monitoring
  • Neurology education
  • Autoimmune neurology
  1. 1999
    Fellow - Clinical Neurophysiology
    Emphasis: EEG/EpilepsyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1993
    Resident - NeurologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1990
    InternshipMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1989
    MDCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  5. 1985
    BS - Biology, with distinctionUniversity of Iowa


  1. 2013
    EpilepsyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. 2001
    Clinical NeurophysiologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  3. 1995
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Research activities

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