Rafeed Alkawadri

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Brain Mapping Program

Research Interests:Brain Connectivity; Broadband intracranial EEG Analysis; Cingulate Gyrus Epilepsy and Connectivity; Clinical Neurophysiology and Epileptology; Cortical Evoked Potentials; Deep Brain Stimulation; Evoked Potentials (EPs); Functional Mapping; High Frequency Oscillations; Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Clinical Interests:Clinical Neurophysiology; EEG; Evoked Potentials; Intracranial Electrode Recordings (Depth, and Subdural EEG Recordings); Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy; Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation; First Seizure Evaluation; Intraoperative and Extraoperative Functional Mapping and Monitoring; Magnetoencephalography (MEG); Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS); Video-EEG Monitoring

Robert Bradford Duckrow

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

Research Interests:Electroencephalography; Epilepsy; Time Series Analysis; Regional interaction of brain electrical activity during seizure onset and propagation; Generation and influence of electrical fields in the brain; Computational methods of electroencephalographic analysis; Deep brain stimulation for epilepsy; Implanted medical devices; Ethics of medical research

Clinical Interests:Adult epilepsy; clinical neurophysiology

Nicolas Gaspard

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Neurology

Irina I. Goncharova

Research Assistant

Hitten Zaveri

Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

Research Interests:Epilepsy; EEG; Intracranial EEG; Brain sensors; Brain implantable devices; Brain-machine interface; Time-series analysis; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Neurosurgery;

Current and Former Students, Fellows, and Volunteers

  • Dominique Duncan
  • Tyler Durazzo
  • Nimisha Ganesh
  • Alexandra Gorelova
  • Sindhuja Kammela
  • Daniel Turner
  • Peter Wang

Hal Blumenfeld

Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology and of Neurosurgery
Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)

Research Interests:Impaired consciousness in epilepsy; Epilepsy neuroimaging and electrophysiology

Clinical Interests:Epilepsy; Epilepsy surgery

Ronald Raphael Coifman

Phillips Prof Math

Nihal DeLanerolle

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neurobiology

Research Interests:Molecular and cellular neuropathology of human seizure foci; Development of animal models of human temporal lobe epilepsy; Neuropathology of Traumatic brain injury

Tore Eid

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Neurosurgery
Associate Director, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Director, Human Brain Microdialysis Program

Research Interests:Epilepsy; Neuropathology; Electron microscopy; Immunohistochemistry; Mass spectrometry; Clinical chemistry and toxicology; Therapeutic drug monitoring

Clinical Interests:Laboratory medicine; clinical chemistry; neurodiagnostics; epilepsy

Hoby Patrick Hetherington

Professor (Adjunct) of Neurosurgery

Research Interests:High field methods and hardware for magnetic resonance imaging; human brain; metabolism and dysfunction in epilepsy; magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging

Lawrence J. Hirsch

Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Epilepsy and EEG
Co-Director, Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Co-Director, Critical Care EEG Monitoring Program

Research Interests:Epilepsy; Antiepileptic medication; Brain stimulation for epilepsy; Epilepsy surgery; Sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP); Status epilepticus; ICU EEG monitoring; Critical care brain monitoring; Video-EEG monitoring; Intracranial EEG; Electrocorticography

Clinical Interests:Epilepsy; Seizures; Seizure Mimics; Status Epilepticus; Epilepsy Surgery; Brain Stimulation for epilepsy; Antiepileptic medication; Critical Care epilepsy/EEG

Jung Hwan Kim

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Pathology

Research Interests:neuropathology; surgical pathology (Brain tumors, Epilepsy, Muscle); autopsy. dementia including Alzheimer's disease.

Themis Kyriakides

Associate Professor of Pathology and of Biomedical Engineering
Director Graduate Programs

Research Interests:Angiogenesis; Extracellular matrix remodeling; Inflammation; Cell fusion; Wound healing; Foreign body response; Gene delivery; Biomaterials

Xenophon Papademetris

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests:Automated biomedical image analysis and measurement; Interactive 3D visualization of medical images and structures

Ognen A. C. Petroff

Associate Professor of Neurology

Research Interests:Epilepsy & seizure disorders; Cerebral metabolism; Brain glutamate, GABA & glutamine metabolism; Antiepileptic drug actions & brain metabolism; CNS physiology & neurochemistry; Neuroprotection; periodic discharges, non-convulsive seizures

Clinical Interests:Electroencephalography (EEG); audio-visual EEG monitoring; ICU-EEG monitoring; epilepsy; symptomatic seizures; non-convulsive seizures; neuroprotection, therapeutic hypothermia, hypoxic-ischemic-injury, hepatic encephalopathy

Vincent Allen Pieribone

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Neurobiology
Fellow, John B. Pierce Laboratory

Research Interests:Neurophysiology; Neurotransmission; Voltage and calcium imaging; Sensory physiology; Drug development; Coral biology; Fluorescent proteins

Dennis Dee Spencer

Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
Director, Pituitary Tumor Program

Research Interests:Cerebral metabolic abnormalities that sustain epileptogenesis using MR spectroscopy, Microdialysis, and human tissue studies

Clinical Interests:Epilepsy surgery; pituitary tumors; brain tumors; general neurosurgery; MR spectroscopy; microdialysis; human tissue studies

Vinod H. Srihari

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training
Director, STEP Program

Research Interests:Early Intervention for Psychotic Disorders; Delusion formation; Cost-Effectiveness

Clinical Interests:Schizophrenia; Early Intervention for Psychotic Disorders; Delusion formation; Evidence-Based Medicine;

Anne Williamson

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Neurosurgery

Research Interests:Cellular physiology of human epilepsy and animal models, neurometabolism of brain tumors; Brain Slices; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Hippocampus; Viral Vectors

Collaborators Outside Yale University