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Jennifer L. Cavitt, MD

Professor of Clinical

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati (Clinical Neurophysiology)
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia (Neurology)
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Kansas (Human Biology)
  • Medical Degree: University of Kansas
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Clinical Neurophysiology) (Certification Date: 2003-03-12) - (Recertification Date: 2013-05-06)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Epilepsy) (Certification Date: 2017-10-16)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) (Certification Date: 2002-06-29) - (Recertification Date: 2012-02-27)


Clinical Neurophysiology

Contact Information
Research Interests

Epilepsy, Seizure Disorders, Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Clinical Interests

Clinical Neuropsychology



Absence Seizures (Petit Mal Seizures)

Anti-Epileptic Drug Toxicity

Atonic Seizures

Clonic seizures

Complex Partial Seizure

Epilepsia Partialis Continua

Epilepsy in Pregnancy

Epilepsy-Related Cognitive Dysfunction

Febrile Seizure

Focal Seizures

Frontal Lobe Seizures

Generalized Epilepsy

Generalized Seizure

Genetic Epilepsy

Grand Mal Seizures

Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Myoclonic Seizures


Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

Partial Motor Epilepsy

Partial Seizure

Partial Sensory Epilepsy

Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsies

Psychogenic Seizure

Referred Pain

Reflex Epilepsy

Rolandic Epilepsy

Seizure Disorders


Severe Seizures

Status Epilepticus

Temporal Lobe Seizure

Tonic Seizures

Tonic-Clonic Seizure (Grand mal seizure)

Unverricht-Lundborg Syndrome

Peer Reviewed Publications

Wissel, Benjamin D; Dwivedi, Alok K; Gaston, Tyler E; Rodriguez-Porcel, Federico J; Aljaafari, Danah; Hopp, Jennifer L; Krumholz, Allan; van der Salm, Sandra M A; Andrade, Danielle M; Borlot, Felippe; Moseley, Brian D; Cavitt, Jennifer L; Williams, Stevie; Stone, Jon; LaFrance, W Curt; Szaflarski, Jerzy P; Espay, Alberto J 2016. Which patients with epilepsy are at risk for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES)? A multicenter case-control study. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 61 , 180-184

Cavitt,J., Privitera,M. 2004. Levetiracetam induces a rapid and sustained reduction of generalized spike-wave and clinical absence Archives of Neurology, 61 10, 1604

Privitera M, Cavitt J 2002. Identifying and Treating Seizures and Epilepsy Primary Care Reports, 8 24, 210

Shi,F., Cavitt,J., Audus,K. L. 1995. 21-Aminosteroid and 2-(Aminomethyl)chromans Inhibition of Arachidonic Acid-Induced Lipid Peroxidation and Permeability Enhancement in Bovine Brain Microvessel Endothelial Cell Monolayers Free radical biology & medicine, 19 3, 349

Thompson,S. E., Cavitt,J., Audus,K. L. 1994. Leucine enkephalin effects on paracellular and transcellular permeation pathways across brain microvessel endothelial cell monolayers Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology, 24 5, 818

Shi F, Cavitt JL, Audus KL 1993. Characterization of Dextromethorphan and Dextrorphan Uptake by a Putative Glutamic Acid Carrier and Passive Diffusion across Brain Microvessel Endothelium Drug Delivery, August ,