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Providers

MEET OUR PROVIDERS

The Orlando Epilepsy Center team consists of highly skilled Neurology providers who specialize in epilepsy and seizures.

Ahmed H. Sadek, MD

Medical Director


Dr. Sadek, Epileptologist, is the founder and Medical Director of Orlando Epilepsy Center.  Dr. Sadek is an Ivy-League trained neurologist with a fellowship in the field of Epilepsy. He is triple board-certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology with great expertise in epilepsy management and monitoring of refractory epilepsy patients.

He received his medical education at Cairo University, Egypt where he held a faculty status before his move to the United States. Dr. Sadek received extensive training in neurology, neuroimaging, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. He received residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He then completed a two year subspecialty fellowship training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA, which is recognized as one of the premier epilepsy centers in the country. Dr. Sadek also completed a two year neuroimaging research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and has authored numerous publications. He has been practicing as part of Neurological Services of Orlando since 2007.

Dr. Sadek opened the Orlando Epilepsy Center Monitoring Unit in 2011 in order to be able to closely monitor seizure patients in a comfortable, home-like environment instead of the traditional hospital setting.

Dr. Sadek is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, International League Against Epilepsy, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and American Academy of Neurology.

He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of Florida- Shands, Gainesville.

Residency Training:
Neurology (1997-2001)
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Fellowship Training:
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology (2001-2003)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Neuroimaging Research (1995-1997)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Professional Organizations:
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society

Dr. Sadek Q&A with Epilepsy U:

Claudio A. Osorio, M.D.

Epileptologist, Neurologist


Dr. Osorio, Epileptologist, is a highly trained neurologist with a fellowship in the field of epilepsy. He is a board-certified Neurologist with training in the treatment and monitoring of epilepsy patients.

He complemented his neurology training with a two-year fellowship in epilepsy in one of the top neurology programs in the country, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

His neurology residency training took place at Bethesda Walter Reed Hospital, in Bethesda, Maryland. He practiced as a neurologist in hospitals located in Washington DC and Yokosuka, Japan as part of the US Navy medical team. His passion for medicine and epidemiology took him to pursue a master’s degree in public health, which he obtained at the prestigious Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He attended medical school at Cartagena University in Colombia where he obtained the degree of doctor in medicine.

Dr. Osorio is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, and American Academy of Neurology.

Fluent in English and Spanish.

Residency Training:
Neurology (2012-2015)
Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, Portsmouth, VA
Master of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship Training:
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology (2018 – 2020)
The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Professional Organizations:
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society

Dr. Tammam Dayyoub

Epileptologist, Neurologist


Dr. Tammam Dayyoub is dual board-certified in Neurology and Epilepsy, with expertise in epilepsy management, monitoring of refractory epilepsy patients and surgical work up for refractory epilepsy patients.

He received his medical education at Latakia University, Syria, after which he completed a neurology residency at Damascus University before his move to the United States. Dr. Dayyoub received extensive training in neurology and epilepsy. In addition, of his previous neurology training in his home country, he received residency training at Henry Ford Health System at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; then he completed subspecialty fellowship training in epilepsy at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Dayyoub joined the University of Oklahoma as an assistant professor in 2017. During his time there, he monitored and treated refractory epilepsy patients and patient with the full spectrum of neurological conditions.

Residency Training
Neurology (2006-2012): Damascus University-Syria
Neurology (2012-2016): Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Fellowship Training
Clinical Neurophysiology/emphasis on epilepsy
(2016-2017): Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Professional Organizations
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society

Fluent in English and Arabic

Kristen Batson

Assistant Director/Nurse Practitioner


Kristen is a board certified adult-geriatric nurse practitioner treating patients from the age of 13 through end of life. She graduated in 2011 from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She worked for several years as an RN while working on her master’s degree in nursing at the University of Central Florida.

She has been working with Dr. Sadek and his team since 2014 and has a passion for neurology and educating patients on their medical conditions. In her spare time she enjoys reading, working out, yoga, and traveling.

Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the American Epilepsy Society.

Scott Scheuermann

Nurse Practitioner


Scott is a board certified adult-geriatric acute care nurse practitioner treating patients from the age of 13 to the end of life. Scott is originally from Alabama where he worked approximately 10 years and a large hospital system in multiple specialties. He later became a nurse practitioner specializing in neurology, training and working in Arizona for approximately the 5 years. He relocated to Florida in 2018 to be closer to friends and family and to work in the further specialized setting of epilepsy.

Scott has a passion for both personal education in patients as well as the professional education of staff. He has spent previous years as a tutor for nursing students as well as a clinical instructor and lecturer. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling the country riding the fastest and most interesting roller coasters and other theme park attractions.

Member of the American Epilepsy Society and previously with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Esperanza Kharbouch

Nurse Practitioner


A board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Graduated in 2014 with a BSN in Nursing from the University of Central Florida, and in 2017 earned her MSN in nursing specializing as Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Illinois. Esperanza has over 11 years of nursing experience to include over 5 years in the Intensive Care Unit. She was recently admitted into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of South Alabama and is looking forward to continuing her education and expanding her knowledge.

Esperanza has a passion for improving the lives of patients with neurological conditions and a special interest in Epilepsy.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, learning about new cultures, reading, and sharing quality moments with her husband, two loving kids, and her parents.

Member of the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Neurology.

Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Kimberly Ayala-Vega

Nurse Practitioner/MSN, APRN, FNP-C


Kimberly Ayala-Vega, MSN, APRN, FNP-C is Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner treating patient from 18 months and older. She graduated from The University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2013. She then, relocated to Florida and started working as an RN in the cardiac unit, later transferred to neuro-ICU. She obtained her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from South University, graduating with honors in 2016. She has worked in family medicine/internal medicine for over 3 years, later pursuing her passion in Neurology and becoming part of the Orlando Epilepsy Center.

Currently, Kimberly is pursuing her doctorate degree at the University of North Florida, doing her thesis about "Anti-epileptic Drugs treatment for adults with a first unprovoked seizure, to treat or not to treat". She hopes to graduate at the end of 2020.

Kimberly has a passion on educating patients about their disease progress and how they can be part of the treatment decision making. On her spare time, she loves to read, dance and travel to new exotic places.

Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Fluent in English and Spanish.

Jessica Madow

Nurse Practitioner


Jessica Madow is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She studied Biology and Spanish at Florida State University obtaining a bachelor's degree in 2011. She later studied nursing at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH, graduating in 2015 with a master's degree in nursing. She moved to Orlando to work as a registered nurse at Orlando Health on neurology floors with both adult and pediatric patients. Jessica graduated from the University of Central Florida's family nurse practitioner program in 2019 and began working as a nurse practitioner at the Orlando Epilepsy Center.

Jessica has a passion for neurology and providing patient-centered care. In her spare time, she likes traveling to new places and spending time in Florida nature with her husband and dog.

Member of the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Neurology.