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.

Spencer, Dennis Dee

Surgical Director

Research Interests:Cerebral metabolic abnormalities that sustain epileptogenesis using MR spectroscopy, Microdialysis, and human tissue studies

Clinical Interests:Epilepsy surgery; pituitary tumors; brain tumors; general neurosurgery; MR spectroscopy; microdialysis; human tissue studies

Alkawadri, Rafeed

Research Interests:Brain Connectivity; Broadband intracranial EEG Analysis; Cingulate Gyrus Epilepsy and Connectivity; Clinical Neurophysiology and Epileptology; Cortical Evoked Potentials; Deep Brain Stimulation; Evoked Potentials (EPs); Functional Mapping; High Frequency Oscillations; Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Clinical Interests:Clinical Neurophysiology; EEG; Evoked Potentials; Intracranial Electrode Recordings (Depth, and Subdural EEG Recordings); Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy; Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation; First Seizure Evaluation; Intraoperative and Extraoperative Functional Mapping and Monitoring; Magnetoencephalography (MEG); Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS); Video-EEG Monitoring

Blumenfeld, Hal

Research Interests:Impaired consciousness in epilepsy; Epilepsy neuroimaging and electrophysiology

Clinical Interests:Epilepsy; Epilepsy surgery

Bronen, Richard Arden

Research Interests:Imaging of epilepsy, Cortical dysplasias, Temporal lobe anatomy, and Anatomic variants

Clinical Interests:Neuroradiology, specifically imaging of brain, spine, ears, nose, and throat; Image guided procedures involving the head and neck and spine (eg, lumbar punctures, myelography, and biopsies); Areas of special focus include imaging of epilepsy, malformations of cortical development, and temporal bone.

Brown, Franklin C.

Research Interests:Visual memory; Alzheimer's Disease; Cognitive effects of medication; Multiple Sclerosis; Epilepsy; Vascular Disease

Clinical Interests:Cognitive Assessment for Patients with Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Strokes, Alzheimer's Disease, Movement Disorders, Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other degenerative disorders

Buchanan, Gordon

Research Interests:Sleep; Arousal mechanisms; Epilepsy; Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP); Circadian rhythms; Breathing; Serotonin; Animal models

Clinical Interests:Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy, General Neurology

Desan, Paul H

Research Interests:Seasonal Affective disorder; Light therapy; Circadian rhythms

Clinical Interests:Consultation psychiatry; psychiatry/medical co-morbidity Seasonal Affective Disorder, chronobiologic disorders

Detyniecki, Kamil

Research Interests:seizure recognition; Seizure awareness; Consciousness in epilepsy; New onset seizures

Clinical Interests:Epilepsy; Epilepsy Surgery; Seizures; EEG; First Seizure Clinic; Spanish speaking patients

DiLuna, Michael Louis

Research Interests:Genetics of brain development; Congenital disorders

Clinical Interests:pediatric brain and spine tumors; hydrocephalus; spina bifida; craniofacial abnormalities; tethered cord; Chiari malformation; arteriovenous malformations; pediatric head and spine trauma; Moya Moya; pediatric stroke; craniopharyngioma lipomyelomeningocele; craniosynostesis; spine deformity

Duckrow, Robert Bradford

Research Interests:Electroencephalography; Epilepsy; Time Series Analysis; Regional interaction of brain electrical activity during seizure onset and propagation; Generation and influence of electrical fields in the brain; Computational methods of electroencephalographic analysis; Deep brain stimulation for epilepsy; Implanted medical devices; Ethics of medical research

Clinical Interests:Adult epilepsy; clinical neurophysiology

Farooque, Pue

Research Interests:Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Predictors of outcomes for epilepsy surgery, Outcomes of epilepsy surgery

Clinical Interests:Epilepsy; Epilepsy Surgery; Seizures; EEG, Transitional clinic

Gerrard, Jason Lee

Research Interests:Epilepsy; Seizure detection; Development of intelligent brain-machine devices for treatment of neurological disease; Neural networks; Movement disorders

Clinical Interests:Epilepsy; Parkinson's Disease; Movement Disorders; Essential Tremor; Spasticity; Brain Tumors; Trigeminal Neuralgia; NeuroTrauma and NeuroIntensive Monitoring; Spinal Conditions

Hamid, Hamada

Clinical Interests:epilepsy, neuropsychiatric diseases, traumatic brain injury, veteran's health

Hirsch, Lawrence J.

Research Interests:Epilepsy; Antiepileptic medication; Brain stimulation for epilepsy; Epilepsy surgery; Sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP); Status epilepticus; ICU EEG monitoring; Critical care brain monitoring; Video-EEG monitoring; Intracranial EEG; Electrocorticography

Clinical Interests:Epilepsy; Seizures; Seizure Mimics; Status Epilepticus; Epilepsy Surgery; Brain Stimulation for epilepsy; Antiepileptic medication; Critical Care epilepsy/EEG

Mattson, Richard Henry

Research Interests:Clinical pharmacology of Antiepileptic Drugs in clinical trials; Pathophysiologic and pharmacologic studies using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Clinical Interests:Clinical Interests: Primary interest is in clinical diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in clinic and in the Epilepsy Inpatient Unit at YNHH in adults and children. Focus is particularly on difficult diagnosis or intractable epilepsy using pharmacologic methods and epilepsy surgery.

Moeller, Jeremy J.

Research Interests:Neurology Education

Clinical Interests:Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy; Electroencephalography (EEG); Surgical treatment of epilepsy; General Neurology

Petroff, Ognen A. C.

Research Interests:Epilepsy & seizure disorders; Cerebral metabolism; Brain glutamate, GABA & glutamine metabolism; Antiepileptic drug actions & brain metabolism; CNS physiology & neurochemistry; Neuroprotection; periodic discharges, non-convulsive seizures

Clinical Interests:Electroencephalography (EEG); audio-visual EEG monitoring; ICU-EEG monitoring; epilepsy; symptomatic seizures; non-convulsive seizures; neuroprotection, therapeutic hypothermia, hypoxic-ischemic-injury, hepatic encephalopathy

Rampal, Nishi

Clinical Interests:epilepsy

Testa, Francine Maria

Research Interests:Seizures, epilepsy in childhood - risk factors, prognosis, long term sequelae

Clinical Interests:Pediatric Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, Seizures