Faculty

The Yale Epilepsy faculty has received multiple national and international research awards, include several past Presidents of the American Epilepsy Society, and have extensive and renowned educational and research accomplishments.

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Dennis Dee Spencer, MD

Surgical Director

Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery

Chief, Epilepsy Surgery

Director, Epilepsy Fellowship

Director, Pituitary Surgery

Research Interests

Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Immunohistochemistry; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Microdialysis; Microscopy, Confocal; Microscopy, Electron; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Neurosurgery; Pituitary Neoplasms

Clinical Interests

Brain Neoplasms; Seizures

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Rafeed Alkawadri, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Director, Brain Mapping Program

Research Interests

Brain; Brain Mapping; Brain-Computer Interfaces; Computational Biology; Deep Brain Stimulation; Electroencephalography; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Evoked Potentials; Gyrus Cinguli; Magnetoencephalography; Neurobiology; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Organizational Innovation

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Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Adult

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Christopher Benjamin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Language; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Memory; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Vision, Ocular

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Mary Best, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center

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Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD

Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience and of Neurosurgery

Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)

Research Interests

Behavioral Research; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurobiology; Neuroimaging; Neurology; Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Seizures

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Richard Arden Bronen, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Vice Chair, Faculty Development

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neoplasms by Site; Neurosurgery; Radiology; Seizures; Stroke; Vascular Malformations

Clinical Interests

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Nervous System Diseases; Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed

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Franklin C. Brown, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Acting Chief, Division of Neuropsychology

Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Dementia; Epilepsy; Memory; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurology; Stroke; Vascular Diseases

Clinical Interests

Neurology

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Paul H Desan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Psychiatric Consultation Service

Director, Yale Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

Research Interests

Mood Disorders; Sleep Disorders

Clinical Interests

Mental Health

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Kamil Detyniecki, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Michael Louis DiLuna, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Associate Residency Program Director

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Robert Bradford Duckrow, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery

Chief, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Research Interests

Electroencephalography; Epilepsy, Complex Partial; Epilepsy, Generalized

Clinical Interests

Seizures

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Pue Farooque, DO

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Transition to Adult Care

Clinical Interests

Adolescent; Epilepsy; Transition to Adult Care

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Jason Lee Gerrard, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience

Chief, Functional Neurosurgery

Chief, Trauma Neurosurgery, YNHH

Research Interests

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment; Anatomy; Diseases; Information Science

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Lawrence J. Hirsch, MD

Professor of Neurology

Chief, Division of Epilepsy and EEG

Co-Director, Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Co-Director, Critical Care EEG Monitoring Program

Research Interests

Epilepsia Partialis Continua; Epilepsies, Myoclonic; Epilepsies, Partial; Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Complex Partial; Epilepsy, Frontal Lobe; Epilepsy, Generalized; Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe; Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic; Seizures

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography; Seizures

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Susan Levy, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Clinical Interests

Epilepsy

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Richard Henry Mattson, MD

Professor Emeritus of Neurology

Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Yale Nursing School

Clinical Interests

Seizures

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Jeremy J. Moeller, MD, FRCP(C)

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Neurology Residency Program Director

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Ognen A. C. Petroff, MD, FAAN, FANA, FACNS

Associate Professor of Neurology

Research Interests

Brain; Cerebellum; Epilepsy; Glutamates; Health Care; Metabolism; Neurochemistry; Neurology; Physiology; Seizures

Clinical Interests

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment; Electroencephalography; Evoked Potentials; Seizures

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Nishi Rampal, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Francine Testa, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography; Neurology; Seizures

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