Clinical Research Faculty

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Rafeed Alkawadri, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Director, Evoked Potentials Laboratory

Director, Brain Mapping Program

Research Interests

Anesthesia; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Research; Biomedical Technology; Brain; Brain Mapping; Brain-Computer Interfaces; Computational Biology; Deep Brain Stimulation; Electroencephalography; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Evoked Potentials; Gyrus Cinguli; History of Medicine; Intraoperative Care; Magnetoencephalography; Neurobiology; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Organizational Innovation; Support Vector Machine

Rafeed Alkawadri M.D. is an attending epileptologist and neurophysiologist in the Department of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine. He was appointed in 2012 after completion of 2-year fellowship training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology in the Epilepsy Center at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as the chief fellow. Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Alkawadri completed 4-year neurology residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in...

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Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Adult

Dr. Altalib is the Co-Director of the Veteran Administration (VA) Epilepsy Center of Excellence in West Haven, CT. He helped established a Neurobehavioral clinic, where he provides clinical care for veterans who suffer from emotional distress and/or behavioral problems associated with neurological conditions. His research explores psychiatric co-morbidity of neurologic disease. He is currently the primary investigator of a studies examining the neurologic substrates of depression in people with...

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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

Dr. Benjamin is a clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychology. He completed his PhD training in neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia; research fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Boston; and his clinical fellowship at the Semel Institute, University of California Los Angeles where he was the epilepsy fellow and Chief Fellow in neuropsychology. As a clinician he is a...

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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

Dr. Blumenfeld's clinical and research work focuses on epilepsy, cognition and brain imaging. He directs Yale's Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC), a new multi-disciplinary core facility for innovative study and treatment of brain disorders. Teaching activities include a textbook titled Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases, Sinauer Assoc., Publ. 2002, 2010.

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Richard Arden 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

I interpret X-ray, CT, MR, and vascular imaging studies of the brain, face, neck, and spine. I perform back, spine, and neck percutaneous procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. I serve as the imaging specialist for the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Yale Pituitary Service, as part of these multidisciplinary groups.

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Franklin C. Brown, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Chief, Division of Neuropsychology

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Memory; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurology

Clinical Interests

Neurology

Dr. Brown has a varied and extensive background within clinical neuropsychology. This includes both pediatric and adult neuropsychology experience during his internship and fellowship. His clinical experience has included: lifespan  services through Easter Seals; Learning Disorder, ADHD, and Career focused assessments for young adults at Landmark College and for other universities; and private practice with evaluations covering the lifespan and various concerns. In addition to his position at...

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Todd Constable, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Neurosurgery

Director MRI Research

Research Interests

Anatomy; Diagnostic Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neuroimaging; Neurosurgery; Radiology

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Kamil Detyniecki, MD

Assistant Professor Adjunct

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Robert Duckrow, MD

Chief, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Research Interests

Electroencephalography; Epilepsy, Complex Partial; Epilepsy, Generalized

Clinical Interests

Seizures

Robert Duckrow received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Brown University and his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a Neurology residency at Yale and a research fellowship in cerebral blood flow and metabolism at the University of Miami, Florida, School of Medicine. At the Pennsylvania State University he studied cerebrovascular mechanisms during ischemia and later the care and study of patients with epilepsy. He was a founding member of the Comprehensive Epilepsy...

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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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