Treatment & Services
- Clinical Trials
- Cortical Brain Mapping
- Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
- Epilepsy Surgery And Video Eeg Evaluation
- Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
- Intraoperative Brain Mapping And Monitoring
- Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
- Surgery In Brain Malformations
- Vagal Nerve Stimulation
- Video EEG Monitoring
- Wada Test
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult Epilepsy
- Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
- Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
- Clinical Neurophysiology
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Geriatric Epilepsy
- Malformations Of Cortical Development
- Non-epileptic seizure disorder
- Seizure Manifestations
- Seizures - Febrile
- Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
- Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
- Women's Health And Epilepsy
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Sacre Coeur Hospital
Medical School - Saint Joseph University Faculty of Medicine
- Research Programs Committees, Cleveland Clinic Foundation: <em>Metabolic changes leading to neuronal damage in the temporal lobes of an epileptic model</em> (July 1994-June 1995 and July 1995-June 1996).
- Cleveland Clinic Neuroscience Research Day (1994)
- Cleveland Clinic Neuroscience Research Day (1995)
- American Epilepsy Society: Glaxo Junior Investigator Award (1996)
- Principal Investigator: Epilepsy Foundation of America
- Principal Investigator: National Institutes of Health (K08 and R21)
- Principal Investigator: US Department of Defense
- Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
- Neurology - Epilepsy
Medical and surgical management of adult and geriatric epilepsy, malformations of cortical dysplasia, basic mechanisms of epilepsy, post-traumatic epilepsy.
Awards & Honors
- Cleveland Magazine Best Doctors (2006, 2007)
- Epilepsy Association of North East Ohio: Legacy Award (2006)
- Starthmore's Who's Who, Lifetime Member
- American Epilepsy Society
- American Academy of Neurology
- American Neurological Association
Research & Publications
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- Sunovian Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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