Faculty

The Yale Epilepsy faculty has received multiple national and international research awards, include several past Presidents of the American Epilepsy Society, and have extensive and renowned educational and research accomplishments.

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Dennis Dee Spencer, MD

Surgical Director

Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery

Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

Director, Pituitary Tumor Program

Research Interests

Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Immunohistochemistry; Microscopy, Electron; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Neurosurgery; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Pituitary Neoplasms; Microdialysis; Microscopy, Confocal

Clinical Interests

Brain Neoplasms; Seizures

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Rafeed Alkawadri, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Director, Brain Mapping Program

Research Interests

Brain; Brain Mapping; Creativity; Electroencephalography; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Evoked Potentials; Gyrus Cinguli; Neurophysiology; Organizational Innovation; Magnetoencephalography; Computational Biology; Deep Brain Stimulation

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Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Adult

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Christopher Felix Ash Benjamin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Language; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Memory; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Vision, Ocular

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Mary Best, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center

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Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD

Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience and of Neurosurgery

Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)

Research Interests

Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurobiology; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Behavioral Research; Neuroimaging

Clinical Interests

Seizures

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Richard Arden Bronen, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

Director, Diagnostic Radiology Clinical Trials Office

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neoplasms by Site; Neurosurgery; Radiology; Seizures; Stroke; Vascular Malformations

Clinical Interests

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed

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Franklin C. Brown, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Dementia; Epilepsy; Memory; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurology; Vascular Diseases; Stroke

Clinical Interests

Neurology

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Paul H Desan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Psychiatric Consultation Service

Research Interests

Sleep Disorders; Mood Disorders

Clinical Interests

Mental Health

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Kamil Detyniecki, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

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