Lawrence Hirsch, MD

Professor of Neurology; Chief, Division of Epilepsy and EEG; Co-Director, Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center; Co-Director, Critical Care EEG Monitoring Program

Physician Biography

Dr. Hirsch completed medical school and internship at Yale University. He was resident and chief resident of Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York 1992-5 where he also completed a two-year fellowship in Epilepsy/EEG 1995-7.  He remained at Columbia on the faculty from 1997-2011, and became Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia in 2010. He moved to Yale University in 2011 as Professor of Neurology, Director of Epilepsy/EEG and Co-Director (with Dennis Spencer, neurosurgeon) of the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

His special interests include diagnosing unusual spells, brain stimulation for epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, effectiveness and tolerability of antiepileptic drugs, seizure clusters, and brain monitoring in the critically ill. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Prior positions include founder and chair of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society’s Critical Care EEG Monitoring Committee, and chair of the American Epilepsy Society Student and Resident Education Committee. Dr. Hirsch has directed symposia and lectured at many national and international epilepsy and neurology courses and meetings. He was won multiple teaching awards.

Clinical Interests

  • Electroencephalography
  • Seizures

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Neurology: Epilepsy & Seizures | Neurophysiology | Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Center for Musculoskeletal Care

Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Inc. (1997)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diseases of the Nervous System Human Epilepsy Project 2: Resistant Focal Seizures Study
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Multimodal Outcome CHAracterization (MOCHA) in comatose cardiac arrest patients
Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research SV2A PET Imaging in Healthy Subjects and Epilepsy Patients
Diseases of the Nervous System Vision Testing in Patients With Partial Seizures Receiving Either Lyrica or Placebo

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Contact Info

Lawrence Hirsch, MD
Patient Care Locations
Stamford branch260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902
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Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Yale School of MedicineLippard Lab for Clinical Investigation
15 York Street, Ste PO Box 208018

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
NeurologyPO Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06510-8018

Curriculum Vitae

Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center