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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

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Lawrence Hirsch, MD

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  • Neurology

    PO Box 208018

    New Haven, CT, 06510-8018

    United States



Dr. Hirsch completed medical school and internship at Yale University, neurology residency at Columbia University, and a two-year fellowship in Epilepsy and EEG at Columbia. He remained at Columbia on the faculty from 1997-2011, where he created and directed the Continuous EEG Monitoring Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center for 10 years, and became Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University in 2010. He moved to Yale University in 2011 as Professor of Neurology, Director of Epilepsy/EEG, Co-Director of Critical Care EEG Monitoring, and Co-Director (with Dr. Dennis Spencer) of the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Dr. Hirsch has published more than 150 original research manuscripts and more than 100 invited reviews, editorials or chapters. His research interests and publications are on topics such as brain monitoring with EEG in the critically ill, status epilepticus, brain stimulation for epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, seizure semiology, electrocorticography, brain mapping, effectiveness and tolerability of antiepileptic drugs, seizure clusters, and sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Dr. Hirsch has directed symposia and lectured at many national and international epilepsy and neurology meetings. He is the founder and former chair of the Critical Care EEG Monitoring Research Consortium, which now includes >50 centers. He has won multiple teaching awards, and is co-author of the first-ever Atlas of EEG in Critical Care.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (1991)
  • BA
    University of Pennsylvania (1987)
  • Fellowship
    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Residency
    Columbia Presbyterian Center
  • Intern
    Yale University

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Epilepsy Society2017
Attending of the YearYale University Dept of Neurology2013
Keynote SpeakerNorwegian Clinical Neurophysiology Society2013
Sahlie Distinguished LecturerUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham2013
Gloor Lecturer and Grand Plenary SpeakerCanadian Neurological Sciences Foundation2012
FellowAmerican Neurological Association2012
FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology2009
Lewis P. Rowland Teaching Award for Outstanding TeachingColumbia University Dept of Neurology2008
FellowAmerican Clinical Neurophysiology Society2005
Lewis P. Rowland Teaching Award for Outstanding TeachingColumbia University Dept of Neurology1998

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