Anne Van Cott, MD, FAAN

Veterans Health Foundation

Anne Van Cott, MD, FAAN


In the past academic year, Dr. Van Cott has continued her clinical and research work in epilepsy. She is currently serving as a co-investigator in a VA funded research project that will prospectively examine medical and psychiatric co-morbidities in service men returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Other current research endeavors are focusing on prescribing patterns for veterans with epilepsy. She is also serving as a co-investigator on another VA funded research project that will assess access to the quality of care for epilepsy patients treated in the VA Healthcare System nationally.

Dr. Van Cott is now collaborating with a University of Pittsburgh colleague on a project examining traumatic brain injury in veterans. She is the principal investigator at the VA for Dr. Hetherington’s (Director of the Magnetic Resonance Research Center) NIH funded study to assess metabolic changes in veterans exposed to blast injury using Multiplexed Multiband 7T MR technology.

She enjoys caring for veterans with epilepsy. She continues to serve as the director of the EEG laboratory at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System which is accredited by the American Board of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).

Dr. Van Cott has always enjoyed educating fellow health care providers and frequently lectures on the treatment of epilepsy, most recently at a national ASET Neurodiagnostic Society’s Educational Seminar. She serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) of Western/Central PA. She also continues to play an active role in the education of residents, specifically with regards to the neurological exam and electroencephalography interpretation and serves as a mentor to several residents. She has joined the Neurology department’s Medical Student Curriculum Committee and serves at this education coordinator at the VA.

Dr. Van Cott also is an active member in several national organizations. She is an active member of the VA Epilepsy Center of Excellences (ECoE), serves on the Southeast ECoE Steering Committee.