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Expert in Epilepsy, Neurology, Epilepsy Treatment, Neuroimaging in Epilepsy

Expert ID: 731243 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert is an epilepsy expert fellowship trained in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. She is medical director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and the Epilepsy Surgical Program and the University of Pennsylvania.

Expert has extensive experience with managing drug treatments for epilepsy and has experience with all of the currently approved antiepileptic medications. She also has experience with the vagal nerve stimulator, NeuroPace RNS System, laser ablation, and other epilepsy surgical options. She has experience with all types of epilepsy including temporal lobe epilepsy, other partial epilepsies and primary generalized epilepsies.

Expert is a board certified neurologist and is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.

She has consulted for multiple companies on epilepsy related topics including epilepsy medications and brain stimulation devices for epilepsy including vagal nerve stimulation.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: Masters in Translational Research Subject: Epilepsy Research Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Year: 2004 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Yale School of Medicine
Year: 1999 Degree: BS Subject: Neuroscience Institution: Brown University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology Department: Neurology Responsibilities: Expert is the Medical Director of Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and the Epilepsy Surgical Program. Her research interests include epilepsy neuroimaging and intracranial EEG recordings.
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: Crozer Chester Medical Center Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology at Temple and Drexel Universities Department: Neurology Responsibilities: Expert was medical director of Electrophysiology and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. She was on the resident education committee.
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Title: Instructor of Neurology Department: Neurology Responsibilities: Expert was a member of the Epilepsy Division. She was enrolled in the Masters in Translational Research degree program.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1999 to 2000 Agency: NIH Role: Research Assistant Description:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008-present) with epilepsy subspecialty exam (2016-present)
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology diplomate (2010-present)
• Passed the Advanced Examination in Central Clinical Neurophysiology with added competency in Epilepsy Monitoring
Professional Appointments
Medical Director of the Penn Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Epilepsy Surgical Program
Awards / Recognition
Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award, American Academy of Neurology
Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society (FAES)
NIH Director’s BLOG posting
Penn Faculty Pathways Program
Best Doctors Recognition, Philadelphia Life
Young Investigator Award
• Neurobiology of Disease in Children
McCabe Pilot Award
• Localizing Epileptic Networks using Novel Glutamate Imaging
CBICA (Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics) Seed Award
• Hippocampal Subfield Volumetry and Functional Connectivity on 7T MRI: Potential Biomarkers in Medically Refractory Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Top Doctors, Main Line Today
National Epilepsy Foundation Research Grant
K12 Award from the NIH
Top Scholar Epilepsy Fellow
National Epifellow Scientific Forum Participant
Merck Book Award, Yale University School of Medicine
Honors BS degree in Neuroscience, Brown University
Associate Member of Sigma Xi, Brown University chapter
Medical / Professional
Neurology Department Hospital
• Assistant Professor, Epilepsy Center
• Assistant Director, Epilepsy Center
• Medical Director of Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Surgical Program
• Member of the Neuroscience and Bioengineering Graduate Groups
• Associate Director, Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics
Neurology Department Hospital of the University
• Medical Director of the EEG Lab
Neurology Department Crozer Chester Medical Center
• Clinical Assistant Professor, University
• Adjunct Assistant Professor, University
• Adjunct Assistant Professor, University
• Director of the EEG lab and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Neurology Department Hospital of the University
• Instructor of Neurology, Epilepsy Division
• Teaching Assistant in second year Medical Student Neurology course
• Lecturer to rotating third year Medical students on Epilepsy

Neurology Department Yale University School of Medicine
• Research assistant in the laboratory
Yale University Cell Biology Department
• Teaching assistant for cell biology and histology

National Institute of Mental Health Bethesda, MD
• Pre-doctoral Intramural Research Fellow in the Behavioral Endocrinology Branch
Neuroscience Department Brown University
• Laboratory assistant
Received Honors BSc degree based on thesis work in lab
Publications and Patents Summary
She has over 40 publications and multiple abstracts

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
I have served as an expert witness for medical malpractice cases and for cases related to patent law.
Training / Seminars
I have given several grand rounds talks prior on Epilepsy (presurgical evaluation and intensive care unit EEG/epilepsy management). I have given countless lectures on epilepsy to medical students and residents at Penn, Drexel and Temple Universities. I have also spoken at multiple academic and medical conferences.
Vendor Selection
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Marketing Experience
I am expert in epilepsy and neurology.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English

Fields of Expertise

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