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Lawrence Hirsch, MD

Professor of Neurology; Director, Fellowship Program, Neurophysiology; 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

  • Fellowship
    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (1997)
  • Residency
    Columbia Presbyterian Center (1995)
  • Intern
    Yale University (1992)
  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (1991)
  • BA
    University of Pennsylvania (1987)


  • Hong Kong Epilepsy Society annual meeting
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2020
  • Yale-ICM workshop
    Paris, France 2020
  • Epilepsy Society of Australia's Annual meeting
    Sydney, Australia 2019
  • Brazilian Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology
    São Paulo, Brazil 2019
  • Japanese Society of Neurology 60th Annual Meeting
    Osaka, Japan 2019
  • 6th North American Regional Caribbean Congress on Epilepsy (NARCCE)
    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2018
  • 6th London-Innsbruck Colloquium on Status Epilepticus and Acute Seizures
    Salzburg, Austria 2017
  • 5th London-Innsbruck Colloquium on Status Epilepticus and Acute Seizures
    London, United Kingdom 2015
  • Visiting Professor, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2014
    Ran 5 day workshop on EEG
  • Norwegian Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Meeting
    Bergen, Norway 2013
  • XXIV National Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2013
  • Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation, 47th annual meeting
    Ottawa, Canada 2012
  • Portuguese Soc. of Clinical Neurophysiology annual meeting
    Lisbon, Portugal 2011
  • 2nd North Amer. Regional Caribbean Congress on Epilepsy
    Kingston, Jamaica 2010

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Insley LecturerUniversity of Rochester2018
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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