Clinical Research Faculty

Blumenfeld, Hal

Professor of Neurology, of Neurobiology and of Neurosurgery
Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)

Research Interests: Impaired consciousness in epilepsy; Epilepsy neuroimaging and electrophysiology

Clinical Interests: Epilepsy; Epilepsy surgery

Bronen, Richard Arden

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Neurosurgery
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

Research Interests: Imaging of epilepsy, Cortical dysplasias, Temporal lobe anatomy, and Anatomic variants

Clinical Interests: Neuroradiology, specifically imaging of brain, spine, ears, nose, and throat; Image guided procedures involving the head and neck and spine (eg, lumbar punctures, myelography, and biopsies); Areas of special focus include imaging of epilepsy, malformations of cortical development, and temporal bone.

Constable, R. Todd

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, of Biomedical Engineering and of Neurosurgery
Director MRI Research

Research Interests: Development of MRI techniques to allow faster scanning and/or to provide functional information; Quantitative information and high quality pictures of anatomy; Application of new methods to answer fundamental questions in basic science and medicine with emphasis on applications in neuroscience.

Duncan, James S

Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Electrical Engineering
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering
Vice Chair, Bioimaging Sciences in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests: Computer vision; Image processing and medical imaging, with an emphasis on biomedical image analysis

Hetherington, Hoby Patrick

Professor (Adjunct) of Neurosurgery

Research Interests: High field methods and hardware for magnetic resonance imaging; human brain; metabolism and dysfunction in epilepsy; magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging

Levy, Susan R

Clinical Professor of Neurology and of Pediatrics (Neurology)

Mattson, Richard Henry

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Neurology
Epilepsy Fellowship Director

Research Interests: Clinical pharmacology of Antiepileptic Drugs in clinical trials; Pathophysiologic and pharmacologic studies using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Clinical Interests: Clinical Interests: Primary interest is in clinical diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in clinic and in the Epilepsy Inpatient Unit at YNHH in adults and children. Focus is particularly on difficult diagnosis or intractable epilepsy using pharmacologic methods and epilepsy surgery.

Pan, Jullie W.

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Neurology

Research Interests: Metabolic physiology of brain; neurotransmission and brain function; development and implementation of imaging in humans at ultra-high field (7Tesla); metabolic pathophysiology of epilepsy; clinical epilepsy; epilepsy imaging; outcome studies

Clinical Interests: Epilepsy; Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Papademetris, Xenophon

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Automated biomedical image analysis and measurement; Interactive 3D visualization of medical images and structures

Petroff, Ognen A. C.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Research Interests: Epilepsy & seizure disorders; Cerebral metabolism; Brain glutamate, GABA & glutamine metabolism; Antiepileptic drug actions & brain metabolism; CNS physiology & neurochemistry; Neuroprotection

Clinical Interests: Electroencephalography (EEG); audio-visual EEG monitoring; ICU-EEG monitoring; epilepsy; symptomatic seizures; non-convulsive seizures; neuroprotection, therapeutic hypothermia, hypoxic-ischemic-injury, hepatic encephalopathy

Spencer, Dennis Dee

Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
Director, Pituitary Tumor Program

Research Interests: Cerebral metabolic abnormalities that sustain epileptogenesis using MR spectroscopy, Microdialysis, and human tissue studies

Clinical Interests: Epilepsy surgery; pituitary tumors; brain tumors; general neurosurgery; MR spectroscopy; microdialysis; human tissue studies

Testa, Francine Maria

Clinical Professor of Neurology and of Pediatrics (Neurology)

Research Interests: Seizures, epilepsy in childhood - risk factors, prognosis, long term sequelae

Clinical Interests: Pediatric Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, Seizures

Williamson, Anne

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Neurosurgery

Research Interests: Cellular physiology of human epilepsy and animal models, neurometabolism of brain tumors; Brain Slices; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Hippocampus; Viral Vectors

Zaveri, Hitten

Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

Research Interests: Epilepsy; EEG; Intracranial EEG; Brain sensors; Brain implantable devices; Brain-machine interface; Time-series analysis; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Neurosurgery;