Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine (Farmington, CT)
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester, NY) – Neurology
Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY) – Clinical Neurophysiology
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr. Deana Bonno arrived in Ithaca in 2016 with a mission: to advance the level of care for patients diagnosed with epilepsy. She also wanted to begin treating epileptic patients who have uncontrolled seizures with dietary therapy, a treatment that has been shown to effectively manage the disorder.
After graduating from Union College, Bonno worked in clinical research for a group of neurologists but decided she wanted to interact more with patients. She then attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in neurology at URMC. She also did two one-year fellowships in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy there.
An assistant professor of clinical neurology at URMC, Bonno runs a clinic one day a month at the Strong Epilepsy Center, which evaluates patients in the epilepsy monitoring unit. After the results of the testing are reviewed, she works with a team of physicians, including other epileptologists, neurophysiologists, and neurosurgeons, to recommend a treatment plan.
Dr. Bonno sees patients at our two locations in Ithaca and is the medical director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Cayuga Medical Center, the only long-term monitoring unit in the Southern Tier region.