Gilbert H. Glaser, the founding chair of the Department of Neurology at Yale and a member of the faculty since 1952, died on January 21, 2012, at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven. Dr. Glaser was professor emeritus at the School of Medicine and an international authority in epilepsy. He is widely acknowledged as one of the founders of neurology as an independent discipline.
Peter was instrumental in establishing protocols for long-term intracranial EEG monitoring in the evaluation of patients with intractable partial epilepsy being considered for surgical treatment. He described the unusual clinical manifestations and semiology of extratemporal, predominantly frontal lobe, seizures that are now well accepted in clinical epilepsy.
Lewis Levy, M.D. died at the age of 87. Dr. Levy was the first Chief of Neurology at the VA Center
Dr. Susan Spencer was an internationally recognized expert in epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. She was the co-director of the Yale Epilepsy Program with her husband, Dennis Spencer, Chair of Neurosurgery. She was a pioneering woman in medicine, fighting for and forging a pathway for other brilliant female scientists of the next generation.