Medical Director, Duke Sleep Disorders Laboratory
Medical Director, Duke Hospital Neurodiagnostic Laboratory
Department / Division
Medicine / Medicine-Neurology
297 Hanes House
Durham, NC 27710
Epilepsy (medical and surgical treatment), sleep disorders (particularly hypersomnolence), EEG, evoked potentials, epilepsy monitoring, intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring
Main focus is in epilepsy, sleep disorders, and clinical neurophysiology interpretation. Specific areas of interest include predictive outcome factors in epilepsy surgery, neuroimaging characteristics of neuronal migration disorders, development of new medical treatments of epilepsy and narcolepsy, and the pharmacogenetics of epilepsy and its treatment.
No involvement in basic laboratory research.
Ongoing clinical trials include:
1) Pharmacogenetics of epilepsy
2) behavioral treatment trial for insomnia
Special expertise recognized by serving on Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of America and election as chairman of the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (certifying body in EEG, Evoked Potentials, Epilepsy Monitoring and Sleep).
Key words: Epilepsy
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