Dr. Bartolini is the director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor (Research Scholar) of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Bartolini is board-certified in Child Neurology and Epilepsy and sees patients at Hasbro Children's Hospital and at the Children's Neurodevelopment Center. His area of expertise is treatment of childhood epilepsy and pharmacoresistant epilepsy, including epilepsy surgery.
He graduated from the School of Medicine of the University of Padua, Italy, and completed training first at the University of Padua (obtaining the Italian board certification in Pediatrics with special qualification in Pediatric Neurology with honors) and then at Children’s National Medical Center, where he graduated from the Child neurology Fellowship and Neuroscience Research Fellowship, before joining the National Institutes of Health, where he completed an Epilepsy Fellowship and then a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship.
His areas of research include electrical status epilepticus during sleep (ESES) and electrophysiological features of rare genetic conditions; inflammatory mechanisms involved in pediatric epilepsy and EEG machine learning.
Dr. Bartolini's research has been supported by the American Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Foundation of America and by the Division of Intramural Research of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Dr. Bartolini serves as Section Editor for Neurology Clinical Practice (official journal of the American Academy of Neurology).