Robert Bradford Duckrow, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery; Chief, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Epilepsy and Neurophysiology

Neurosurgery: Epilepsy Program

Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Robert Duckrow received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Brown University and his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a Neurology residency at Yale and a research fellowship in cerebral blood flow and metabolism at the University of Miami, Florida, School of Medicine. At the Pennsylvania State University he studied cerebrovascular mechanisms during ischemia and later the care and study of patients with epilepsy. He was a founding member of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He moved to the University of Connecticut Health Center and established their inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit while acting as the Director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory. He collaborated with the Yale Epilepsy Program to analyze the intracranial EEG of patients with intractable epilepsy. He joined Yale’s department of Neurology in 2002 as a member of the Epilepsy Program and collaborated with Drs Hitten Zaveri and Susan Spencer on the development of quantitative methods of intracranial EEG analysis, with specific interests in seizure prediction, the interpretation of cerebral electrical fields, and the regional interaction of brain electrical activity during seizure onset and propagation. As a senior epileptologist in the Epilepsy Surgery Program he provides inpatient and outpatient care of patients with medically intractable epilepsy, is the principal investigator of clinical trials to study the safety and efficacy of an implantable neurostimulator system for epilepsy, and provides clinical support to research teams by interpreting and classifying the intracranial EEG data in relation to their specific protocols.

Education & Training

MD Yale University (1975)
BS Brown University (1971)
Research Fellow University of Miami School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine
Intern The Rhode Island Hospital

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Contact Info

Robert Bradford Duckrow, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale NeurologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
Lippard Lab for Clinical Investigation
15 York Street, Ste LLCI 7

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of NeurologyPO Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06520-8018

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