The Epilepsy & Movement Disorders Team

Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD
Director

Dr. Gonzalez is a world-renowned and board-certified neurosurgeon. He is the director of the Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Surgery Program. He specializes in surgeries to treat epilepsy and movement disorders and has more than 20 years of experience in these fields. He has a particular interest in sEEG and DBS. He was the first surgeon to offer sEEG in the US and has performed over 1000 cases. He is also a pioneer of robotic-assisted neurosurgery, which improves accuracy and shortens surgery time.

Danielle Corson, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Expert
412-864-3421

Danielle is a physician assistant who has worked in the Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Surgery Program since 2011. She sees patients in the outpatient office both alongside Dr. Gonzalez and on her own. She assists in surgery and rounds on patients in the hospital daily. Danielle also enjoys DBS programming and manages the surgery schedule. You should contact her to schedule a surgery date, or if you have questions or concerns about an upcoming or recent surgery.

Jennifer Anwar, RN
Nurse Coordinator
412-647-7377

Jenn is a registered nurse coordinator who joined the Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Surgery Program team in 2019. She has a strong clinical background in neurosurgery, neurotrauma, and neurology. She improves patient preparedness for treatment through education, understanding clinical needs, and providing support for the patients. She also facilitates interaction between patients and the surgical team. You should contact Jenn with any questions regarding your pre-operative testing, for completion of forms, or with any with any questions or concerns about an upcoming or recent surgery.

Kate Soltesz
Administrative Assistant
412-647-9337

Kate is a clinical administrative assistant who has worked in the Neurosurgery Department since 1995. She is responsible for scheduling appointments, obtaining insurance authorizations, and scheduling testing such as MRIs. She also assists with scheduling surgeries. You should contact Kate with any insurance questions or to schedule an office visit or test. 

Download the Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Team Handout (pdf)