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.
Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians
Patient Care Organizations
Clinical Neurophysiology American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Inc. (1997)
|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|