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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

The epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) at St. Luke's Boise provides in-depth diagnostic and treatment services for people with seizures that are difficult to diagnose or treat. Our specially trained team monitors patients 24 hours a day to evaluate seizure disorders and contributing factors to determine treatment options. We also monitor patients who are being considered for seizure surgery to identify where seizures are occurring in the brain.

Typically, our fellowship-trained epilepsy physicians (also known as epileptologists) will admit patients for inpatient evaluation in the EMU. Please consult with your neurologist or primary care provider regarding a referral to our epilepsy team.

NAEC Accreditation

NAEC Level 3 Epilepsy Center

The Highest Standards of Care

St. Luke's Boise Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is accredited by the NAEC as a level 3 epilepsy center. Level 3 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

St. Luke's is the only facility in Idaho with this accreditation. 


  • Neurology


    Sergei V. Kashirny, MD, PhD specializes in the clinical evaluation and diagnosis of epilepsy and other general neurological conditions (migraine, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and disorders of the nerves and muscles). He also evaluates epilepsy patients as part of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at St. Luke's Boise.

    Dr. Kashirny completed medical school and postgraduate research training at Vinnitsa Medical University, Ukraine. He performed his neurology residency and internship in internal medicine at Louisiana State University, where he also completed his clinical neurophysiology fellowship with a special emphasis in EEG and epilepsy.


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  • Neurology


    Robert T. Wechsler, MD, PhD, FAES, FAAN specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, nonepileptic seizures, and convulsion. He is the owner of Consultants in Epilepsy and Neurology, PLLC, and medical director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at St. Luke’s Boise. 

    Dr. Wechsler earned a medical degree from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, where he also received a PhD in neuroscience. He completed his residency in neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute/St. Joseph’s Hospital and a fellowship in epilepsy at Stanford University Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.  

    Dr. Wechsler is currently a clinical instructor in the department of neurology at the University of Washington. He is also a long-time, active member of the American Epilepsy Society, currently representing them on the board of the American Brain Coalition. Dr. Wechsler is board president of Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho, and serves as their Professional Advisory Board Chair. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, the Private Practice Epileptology Consortium, and a founder of the Northwest Epilepsy Centers Consortium. 

    Dr. Wechsler is active in epilepsy research. He is a member of the Epilepsy Studies Consortium, and has participated as an investigator in many epilepsy clinical trials and publications. He has also been involved in a variety of industry-sponsored educational initiatives: developing educational content and participating in professional advisory boards, speaker bureaus, and steering committees. 


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