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Expert in Epilepsy

Expert ID: 730950 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert is a practicing clinical epileptologist, assistant professor of clinical neurology, director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His training includes a BA and MD from Columbia University and Fellowship training from Stanford. He was also junior faculty at Stanford before moving to the University of Pennsylvania.

His clinical and research interests include: presurgical evaluation of seizure patients, devices for epilepsy, invasive monitoring, electrocorticography, psychiatric co-morbidities in epilepsy and magnetoencephalography.

Expert worked as a consultant to the NeuroPace(TM) Corporation.

He also has worked with Cyberonics, Inc. and received a Consulting honorarium.
He regularly works as a legal consultant and expert witness through his own consulting business.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2008 Degree: Fellowship Subject: Epilepsy, neurophysiology Institution: Stanford
Year: 2006 Degree: Residency Subject: Neurology Institution: Columbia University, Neurological Institute of New York
Year: 2002 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Columbia University, College of P&S
Year: 1994 Degree: BA Subject: Psychology Institution: Columbia University, Columbia College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology Department: DEPT. OF NEUROLOGY & COMPREHENSIVE EPILEPSY CENTER Responsibilities: Assistant Professor of Neurology
Care for epilepsy patients, inpatient and outpatient, read EEG, LTM, EMU, ICU-EEG studies, electrocorticography, bedside and O.R. functional mapping for epilepsy and tumor patients.
o Magnetoencephalography. (read MEG studies for epileptiform activity, source modelling, SSEPs, language tasks, motor mapping and visuo-spatial tasks) Our catchment area includes all of Wisconsin, Illinois, and parts of Michigan and Iowa.
• Medical Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Froedtert Hospital
• Faculty affairs committee, MCW, representative for the dept. of neurology AY
• Associate Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, AY
• Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program, AY
Years: 2008 to 2013 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology Department: DEPT. OF NEUROLOGY & PENN EPILEPSY CENTER Responsibilities: Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Medical Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
Director, EEG Laboratory
• Physician Leader, Unit Based Clinic Leadership Team (CEQI), Dept. of Neurology (with Neurosurgery), 2009-2012. Coordinated all aspects of patient safety, risk reduction, transitions in care and oversight under medical system Chief Medical Officer, PJ Brennan MD.
Wharton School, Penn Medicine Leadership Forum 2
Faculty, Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
Founder & director, support group for patients with non-epileptic attacks (PNEE)
Director, resident rotation in EEG
Mentor for undergraduate, medical student, and resident research in epilepsy (PORC).
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Instructor Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Instructor, department of Neurology
Instructor, department of Neurology, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
T.A. for 2nd year medical student neuroscience course.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Epilepsy Society
Americal Clinical Neurophysiology Society

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY COMMITTEES:
Oral Examiner for ABRET, (American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists, Inc.)
American Epilepsy Society, CME Review Committee
National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), representative for the-- level 4-- Penn Epilepsy Center
Grant Reviewer: Fondation Pour la Recherche Médicale, Research Projects Related to Epilepsy
Licenses / Certifications
LICENSURE:
Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin

Board Certifications:
Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, neurology
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, subspecialty certification in clinical neurophysiology
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, subspecialty certification in clinical epilepsy
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, added competency in epilepsy monitoring

Professional Appointments
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Pennsylvania

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
American Academy of Neurology (2004-present),
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (2006-2014)
American Epilepsy Society (2006-present)
Association for Patient Oriented Research (2000-2011)
Philadelphia Neurological Society (2010-2011)
American Medical Association (2000-2011)
Wisconsin Neurological Society (2013-2014)
Awards / Recognition
NIH medical student summer research fellowship
Helen M. Sciarra Prize in Neurology, (outstanding clinical care as a medical student), Columbia, P&S
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Travel Award, November
TopScholar Epilepsy Fellow Travel Grant for AES meeting, December
Epilepsy Foundation of America, Research & Training Fellowship for Clinicians, “Disruption of sleep architecture related to high-frequency stimulation of the anterior thalamus.”
National EpiFellow Foundation, Travel Grant, Presenter, AES meeting
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published regularly in his field.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness and legal consultant in neurology.
PAID LEGAL CONSULTING:
• Independent legal consultant & expert witness. 2008-2013.
• Independent legal consultant & expert witness, 2015-current.

PAID SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING /TEACHING:
NeuroPaceTM Corporation, Mountain View, CA
NeuroPace, (symposium)
NeuroPace, speaker at community event
Cyberonics, Inc. Consulting honorarium
Ceribell, DeCheng Capitol, Palo Alto, CA.

Marketing Experience
Worked as consultant for neurology organization in California.
Other Relevant Experience
Quality control physician for neuroscience floor at a major university hospital.

Fields of Expertise

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