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

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

Professor of Neurology, 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

(Leave of absence Fall 2014) Phillips Prof Math

Nihal C. 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
Assistant 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

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

Jullie W. Pan

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Neurology

Research Interests: Metabolic physiology of brain; neurotransmission and brain function; development and implementation of imaging in humans at ultra-high field (7Tesla); metabolic pathophysiology of epilepsy; clinical epilepsy; epilepsy imaging; outcome studies

Clinical Interests: Epilepsy; Electroencephalogram (EEG)

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 and Residential College Associate Fellow in Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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


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