Guest Speaker

Gregory L. Holmes, MD

Chief of Neurology
Professor of Medicine (Neurology) and Pediatrics
Dartmouth Medical School
Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Gregory L. Holmes, MD, studied medicine at the University of Virginia and did his pediatric training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He then returned to Virginia to train in neurology. Prior to becoming Chair at Dartmouth, he was Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director, Center for Research in Pediatric Epilepsy, at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Dr. Holmes has focused his basic research on the short- and long-term effect of seizures on the developing brain, and has had continuous funding from NIH for over two decades. He has a clinical interest in the treatment of pharmacoresistant epilepsy in children, and has been on the editorial boards of the Annals of Neurology, Epilepsy & Behavior, Brain and Development, Journal of Child Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, and Epilepsy Research.

Dr. Holmes has received a number of awards for his research, including the Michael Prize for outstanding work in the field of epilepsy research in 1989, the Milken Family Medical Foundation-American Epilepsy Society Research Award in basic neuroscience in 1989, the Pierre Gloor Award for outstanding achievement in research by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society in 2000, and the Western Massachusetts Epilepsy Awareness Committee Inspiration for a Cure Award in 2002.

In addition to his committee work for the American Epilepsy Society and Epilepsy Foundation of America, Dr. Holmes has served on the executive boards of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and the Child Neurology Society. He was president of the Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers, and is President-Elect of the American Epilepsy Society.