University of Nebraska Medical Center

Olga Taraschenko, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program


Olga Taraschenko, MD, PhD

Dr. Taraschenko is an associate professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She also directs the Autoimmune Epilepsy Laboratory at the Durham Research Center where she leads translational research on refractory seizures.

She completed her epilepsy fellowship training at Emory University where she focused on epilepsy surgeries, refractory epilepsies and continuous EEG monitoring in the intensive care settings. Her research interests include new onset refractory status epilepticus and seizures caused by autoimmune conditions. She has been recognized by numerous prestigious national awards for her work in neuroscience. Her current practice includes patients with refractory epilepsies and epileptic encephalopathies.  

  • National Medical University, Kiev, Ukraine, MD (1996)
  • Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience, Albany Medical College, PhD (2007)
  • Albany Medical Center, Neurology Residency (2014)
  • Emory University Hospital, Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology-Epilepsy (2015)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Epilepsy
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: General Neurology and Psychiatry
  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Clinical Neurophysiology in Concentration with Critical Care EEG Monitoring
Clinical and Research Interests

EEG monitoring in the intensive care unit, new-onset refractory status epilepticus, autoimmune epilepsies, cortical mapping and epilepsy surgery. 

Dr. Taraschenko's publications

Patient Care
Dr. Taraschenko provides patient care through Nebraska Medicine at Clarkson Doctors Building North. View her Nebraska Medicine provider profile.