Julie Socha has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Strong Epilepsy Center since 2004. Prior to that, she had experience in a variety of settings including primary care pediatrics, camp nursing and as a staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong from 2001-2004.
Julie spends 100% of her time in the outpatient setting, providing direct care to clinic patients including management of the vagal nerve stimulator, telephone management, and providing patient and family education. In collaboration with the dietitian and attending physician, Julie also assists with the management the pediatric patients on the ketogenic diet.
Julie is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society and the Association of Child Neurology Nurses.
Julie has lectured locally on topics such as the ketogenic diet, pediatric epilepsy, psychosocial effects of epilepsy, and anti-seizure medication side effects. She has precepted nursing students and participated in community education through various programs sponsored by the local Epilepsy Foundation and the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong. She has received several Strong Stars for her clinical care and dedication to her patients.