Clinical Research Faculty

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Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD

Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience and of Neurosurgery

Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)

Research Interests

Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurobiology; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Behavioral Research; Neuroimaging

Clinical Interests

Seizures

Dr. Blumenfeld's clinical and research work focuses on epilepsy, cognition and brain imaging. He directs Yale's Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC), a new multi-disciplinary core facility for innovative study and treatment of brain disorders. Teaching activities include a textbook titled Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases, Sinauer Assoc., Publ. 2002, 2010.

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Richard Arden Bronen, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

Director, Diagnostic Radiology Clinical Trials Office

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neoplasms by Site; Neurosurgery; Radiology; Seizures; Stroke; Vascular Malformations

Clinical Interests

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed

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Todd Constable, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Neurosurgery

Director MRI Research

Research Interests

Anatomy; Diagnostic Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurosurgery; Radiology; Neuroimaging

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James S Duncan, PhD

Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering

Vice Chair, Bioimaging Sciences in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Diagnostic Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Radiology; Temporal Lobe

James Duncan, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has focused his research and teaching in the areas of biomedical image processing and analysis. Duncan, who holds joint appointments in diagnostic radiology and electrical engineering, is the associate chair and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Biomedical Engineering as well as the vice-chair for bioimaging sciences research in diagnostic radiology. He is particularly interested in the use of...

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Hoby Hetherington, PhD

Research Interests

Brain; Epilepsy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Metabolism; Neurosurgery; Radiology; Seizures

Dr Hoby P. Hetherington is a Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Diagnostic Radiology. Dr Hetherington is recognized for his work in high field magnetic resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging. Dr Hetherington's funded research involves the development and application of high field magnetic resonance spectroscopy to evaluate metabolic and neurotransmitter changes in epilepsy patients. He is currently a member of the editorial board of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Dr....

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Susan Levy, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Clinical Interests

Epilepsy

Clinical pediatric neurology with a special expertise in clinical neurophysiology and pediatric epilepsy

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Richard Henry Mattson, MD

Professor Emeritus of Neurology

Epilepsy Fellowship Director

Clinical Interests

Seizures

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Xenophon Papademetris, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Brain; Radiology; Imaging, Three-Dimensional

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Ognen A. C. Petroff, MD, FAAN, FANA, FACNS

Associate Professor of Neurology

Research Interests

Brain; Cerebellum; Epilepsy; Glutamates; Metabolism; Neurochemistry; Neurology; Physiology; Seizures; Health Care

Clinical Interests

Seizures

Clinical Appointments:

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Dennis Dee Spencer, MD

Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery

Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

Director, Pituitary Tumor Program

Research Interests

Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Immunohistochemistry; Microscopy, Electron; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Neurosurgery; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Pituitary Neoplasms; Microdialysis; Microscopy, Confocal

Clinical Interests

Brain Neoplasms; Seizures

Dr. Spencer is the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgical residency at Yale in 1977. He joined the Yale neurosurgery faculty following his residency, and became Chief of neurosurgery in 1987. He has an international reputation in the surgical treatment of neurological diseases causing epilepsy and developed a widely used...

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