Richard Henry Mattson MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Neurology; Epilepsy Fellowship Director

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchNeurology: Epilepsy and NeurophysiologyEpilepsy Program

Research Interests

Clinical pharmacology of Antiepileptic Drugs in clinical trials; Pathophysiologic and pharmacologic studies using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests: Primary interest is in clinical diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in clinic and in the Epilepsy Inpatient Unit at YNHH in adults and children. Focus is particularly on difficult diagnosis or intractable epilepsy using pharmacologic methods and epilepsy surgery.


  • M.D., Boston University , 1957
  • M.S., Mayo Medical School (Univ. of Minnesota) , 1962