Nitin Agarwal, MD


Nitin Agarwal, MD, is a pediatric epileptologist at Minnesota Epilepsy Group.

Dr. Agarwal attended University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University, India for both his undergraduate and medical school. He then completed his pediatrics and pediatric neurology residencies at University of Buffalo School of Medicine. Then Dr. Agarwal completed his fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and EEG and Epilepsy at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Agarwal’s areas of expertise and interest include epilepsy surgery, neuro-modulation, multimodality imaging, and the ketogenic diet. Outside of medicine, Dr. Agarwal enjoys gardening, amateur photography, and spending time with his kids.

Dr. Agarwal emphasizes compassion and support in his care for his patients. “I want to let you know that you are not alone. I will be at your side as your companion for every step of your journey with epilepsy.”

Dr. Agarwal has been published in medical journals such as Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy & Behavior, and Journal of Child Neurology.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate / Medical School – University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University,
  • Pediatrics Residency – University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
  • Pediatric Neurology Residency: University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
  • Fellowship – Clinical Neurophysiology, EEG & Epilepsy, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Active Interest – Epilepsy Surgery, Neuro-modulation, Multimodality imaging, Ketogenic Diet.

Selected Publications

  1. Epilepsy and neurodevelopmental comorbidities in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: A natural history study. Ajay Gupta, MD, Gwendolyn de Bruyn, MD, Simon Tousseyn, MD, PhD, Balu Krishnan, PhD,Lieven Lagae, MD, PhD, Nitin Agarwal, MD and The TSC Natural History Database Consortium. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 May;106:10-16.
  2. Evaluation of the Effects of Clobazam on Seizure Control and Quality of Life in Children With Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: A Pilot Study. Weinstock A, Agarwal N, Farooq O, Cheema Z, Hamilton D, Parrish J. J Child Neurol. 2019 Jul;34(8):432-439.
  3. Magnetoencephalographic Characteristics of Cortical Dysplasia in Children. Nitin Agarwal, Balu Krishnan, Richard C. Burgess, Richard A.Prayson, Andreas V. Alexopoulos, Ajay Gupta. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Jan;78:13-19.
  4. Language and behavioral outcomes of treatment with pulse-dose prednisone for electrical status epilepticus in sleep (ESES). Hempel A, Frost M, Agarwal N. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 May;94:93-99.
  5. Ketogenic diet: Predictors of Seizure Control.” Nitin Agarwal, Dimitrios Arkilo, Osman Farooq, Cynthia Gillogly, Katelyn S. Kavak and Arie Weinstock. SAGE Open Medicine, 2017, Vol 5:1-8
  6. Retinal nerve fiber thickness in inflammatory demyelinating diseases of childhood onset. Yeh EA, Weinstock-Guttman B, Lincoff N, Reynolds J, Weinstock A, Madurai N, Agarwal N, Buch P, Karpinski M, Ramanathan M. Mult Scler. 2009 Jul; 15(7):802-10.

Interests Outside Medicine

Spending time with my little kids and Numismatics

Leadership & Membership

Professional Organizations

American Epilepsy Society, Child Neurology Society

Leadership Roles

  • Member, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee, Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN)
  • Member, Strategic Planning committee, Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN)
  • Member, Resident Education Workgroup, American Epilepsy Society (AES)
  • Medical Director, Chromosome 15 q duplication alliance clinic
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Epilepsy, Minnesota Epilepsy Group
  • Vice-President (Pediatrics), Minnesota Epilepsy Group

Medical Licenses

Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, North Dakota

Clinic Nurse

Alexandra S.