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

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchNeurology: Epilepsy and Neurophysiology; NeurophysiologyEpilepsy Program

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 more...


  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1991

Selected Publications

  • Gaspard N, Manganas L, Rampal N, Petroff OA, Hirsch LJ. Similarity of Lateralized Rhythmic Delta Activity to Periodic Lateralized Epileptiform Discharges in Critically Ill Patients. JAMA Neurol 2013 Aug 5. Epub ahead of print.
  • Hirsch LJ, LaRoche SM, Gaspard N, Gerard E, Svoronos A, Herman ST, Mani R, Arif H, Jette N, Minazad Y, Kerrigan JF, Vespa P, Hantus S, Claassen J, Young GB, So E, Kaplan PW, Nuwer MR, Fountain NB, Drislane FW. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society’s Standardized Critical Care EEG Terminology: 2012 version. and J Clin Neurophysiol 2013;30(1):1-27.
  • Hirsch LJ. Intramuscular versus intravenous benzodiazepines for prehospital treatment of status epilepticus. N Engl J Med 2012; 366(7):659-60.



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