Faculty

The Yale Epilepsy faculty has received multiple national and international research awards, include several past Presidents of the American Epilepsy Society, and have extensive and renowned educational and research accomplishments.

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Lawrence Hirsch, MD

Division Chief

Professor of Neurology

Chief, Division of Epilepsy and EEG

Co-Director, Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Co-Director, Critical Care EEG Monitoring Program

Research Interests

Epilepsia Partialis Continua; Epilepsies, Myoclonic; Epilepsies, Partial; Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Complex Partial; Epilepsy, Frontal Lobe; Epilepsy, Generalized; Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe; Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic; Seizures

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography; Seizures

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Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Adult

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Christopher Benjamin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Language; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Memory; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Vision, Ocular

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Mary Best, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology

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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

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

Clinical Interests

Seizures

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Richard Bronen, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Section Chief, Neuroradiology

Director for Faculty Affairs

Research Interests

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

Clinical Interests

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Nervous System Diseases; Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed

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Franklin Brown, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Chief, Division of Neuropsychology

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Memory; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurology

Clinical Interests

Neurology

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Paul Desan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Psychiatric Consultation Service

Director, Yale Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

Research Interests

Mood Disorders; Sleep Wake Disorders

Clinical Interests

Mental Health

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Pue Farooque, DO

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Transition to Adult Care

Clinical Interests

Adolescent; Epilepsy; Transition to Adult Care

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Jason Gerrard, MD, PhD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience

Chief, Functional Neurosurgery

Chief, Trauma Neurosurgery, YNHH

Research Interests

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment; Anatomy; Diseases; Information Science

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