Inna I. Vaisleib, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Inna Vaisleib is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neurology and Child Development Unit.

Vaisleib obtained her medical degree from Kharkov State Medical University, Kharkov, Ukraine. She completed a pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, child neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and Clinical Neurophysiology and Childhood Epilepsy fellowship at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Epilepsy Group and then joined the neurology staff at the University of Minnesota. Vaisleib joined the Pitt Pediatrics faculty in 2000 and now is one of seven neurologists specially trained in epilepsy. She has particular interests in medically intractable epilepsy, VNS, pre-surgical evaluations and headaches in children.

Vaisleib serves as a primary investigator in several multicenter clinical trials investigating new anticonvulsant medications, has directed the neurophysiology course for new neurology residents and leads the neurophysiology quality control effort. She works closely with the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania in educating families and the public about epilepsy and devotes one week each summer to serving as the physician at their camp for children with epilepsy, Camp Frog.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology, 1995-Present
  • Child Neurology Society, 1998-Present
  • American Epilepsy Society, 1998-Present

Education & Training

  • MD, Kharkov Medical Institute, 1987
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin & Affiliated Hospital, 1993-1995
  • Residency in Child Neurology, Mayo Clinic, 1995-1998
  • Fellowship in EEG/Epilepsy, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Epilepsy Group, 1998-1999

Selected Publications

Safier R, Cleves-Bayon C, Vaisleib I, Siddiqui A, Zuccoli G, Magnetic resonance angiography evidence of vasospasm in children with suspected acute hemiplegic migraine. J Child Neurol 2014 Jun 16;29(6):789-92. Epub 2013 Apr 16.

Vaisleib I, Neft R, Is overnight transition from carbamazepine to oxcarbazepine well tolerated in children? Pharmacotherapy 2008; 28(10).

Vaisleib I, Neft R. Is rapid titration of Levetiracetam effective and well tolerated in children? Pharmacotherapy 2008; 28(3): 393-396.

Vaisleib II, Buchhalter JR, Zupanc ML: Ketogenic diet without fluid or caloric restriction, Pediatric Neurology 2004; 31(3):198-202.

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