Real Time Tele-Epilepsy Consultants (RTTC) is a physician led group of Neurologists with subspecialty training and board certification in EEG and Epilepsy committed to making EEG interpretation and seizure management consultation services accessible.
RTTC was formed by George R. Lee, III, M.D. in 2019. After successfully building Real Time Neuromonitoring Associates, the country's leading Joint Commission Accredited neuromonitoring physician services company, Dr. Lee identified a treatment gap in the area of EEG interpretation and seizure management.
Partnering with Nabil J. Azar, M.D., an expert, board-certified Epileptologist, Drs. Lee and Azar are committed to making remote EEG interpretations and tele-epilepsy consultations accessible to hospitals and providers across the country.
What We Do
Utilizing a telehealth platform, RTTC helps hospitals, outpatient facilities and ambulatory EEG companies overcome physician staffing shortages and resource challenges by providing remote access to a team of subspecialty, fellowship trained Neurologists and Epileptologists, regardless of geographical location.
Our team uses innovative technology, evidence-based protocols and medical expertise derived from years of clinical practice and extensive industry experience, to help hospitals and outpatient facilities start, expand or improve delivery of seizure related care.
Our board-certified subspecialty Neurologists work virtually alongside your local healthcare team to ensure the highest quality care for your patients.
Who We Help
Improve patient care by providing access to subspecialty trained neurologists 24/7/365.
Reduce patient transfers and retain patients.
Lower cost with contracted services.
Provide real-time and retrospective EEG interpretations and epilepsy consultations to deliver urgent treatment interventions and improve outcomes.
Support pharmaceutical and therapeutic device clinical research.
Provide EEG interpretations in clinical trials for drug and epilepsy device management.
Confirm diagnoses, classify seizure types/syndromes, quantify abnormalities or artifacts.
Nabil J. Azar, M.D.
Dr. Azar earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed an internship at Washington Hospital Center and a residency in neurology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Azar subsequently completed fellowships in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Azar later joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University and was promoted to Associate Professor. During this time, he directed the epilepsy fellowship program, and founded and led the intraoperative monitoring program. He later engaged in the private practice of clinical epilepsy, before joining Real Time Tele-Epilepsy Consultants (RTTC) as medical director. He is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy.
Dr. Azar published several research papers in distinguished medical journals, some of which are considered reference papers in the field of antiepileptic drugs, epilepsy monitoring and epilepsy surgery. He has also conducted dozens of clinical trials on new antiepileptic drugs, anti-seizure devices and diet. He has presented his studies in international and national conferences. He has authored two review books on clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy and written several chapters on different aspects of clinical epilepsy and its treatments.
Dr. Azar is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, and American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.
George R. Lee, III, M.D., MBA
Dr. Lee is trained as a Neurologist with sub-specialization in Neurophysiology and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Lee began his professional career at Vanderbilt University building the IONM program, establishing an accredited technologist training program and the frame work for the fellowship training program in IONM. Dr. Lee established Real Time Neuromonitoring Associates in 2009 and grew the practice into the largest IONM tele-neurology practice in the USA. Dr. Lee is professionally active as a member of multiple professional society boards and committees. He is a past president of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring and also served on the national committee that accredits EEG and IONM technologist training programs. Dr. Lee frequently presents at Neurology medical conferences about IONM practices, quality, and medicolegal. In the spring of 2020, Dr. Lee earned his MBA from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management.
Memberships: Dr. Lee is a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association, the Nashville Academy of Medicine, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Society of Electrodiagnostic Technologists, the American Telemedicine Association, the American Association for Physician Leadership, and the Nashville Health Care Council.
Dr. Lee is a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association, the Nashville Academy of Medicine, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Society of Electrodiagnostic Technologists, the American Telemedicine Association, the American Association for Physician Leadership, and the Nashville Health Care Council.