Sandra R. Dewar

Sandra R. Dewar

Sandra R. Dewar, RN, MS, CNS
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Sandra Dewar RN, MS, is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center. She holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing, UCLA.  The main focus of her clinical care is related to adult patients who suffer from seizures that have not responded well to treatment with drugs.  She plays a key role in ensuring safety, efficiency and effectiveness of care for patients undergoing in-patient video EEG monitoring (VEM).  Her expertise includes helping patients to make informed decisions about their care, preparing for and undergoing surgery, and maximizing opportunities for healthy living in the face of coping with epilepsy and the side effects of treatments.  She has keen academic interests and has participated in the completion of several published research studies and book chapters. She has served on both local and national Professional Advisory Boards of the Epilepsy Foundation of America.