Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
M.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Postdoctoral in Molecular Imaging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Residency in Neurology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Fellowship in Neurophysiology, Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Fellowship in Epilepsy, Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
My interest in epilepsy and critical care neurophysiology and dementia developed during my fellowship at
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. This fellowship was productive in terms of research and clinical epilepsy training with several first authored manuscript in high impact journals (Epilepsia, JAMA–Neurology, Annals of Neurology), including the development of an inpatient seizure risk predictor using a novel machine–learning tool (RiskSLIM).
I returned to the University of Wisconsin under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce Hermann PhD (neuropsychology) and Vivek Parabhakaran MD, PhD (neuroradiology) to address a fundamental knowledge gap in epilepsy—the lack of adequate biomarkers for diagnosis and classification of epilepsy, of epileptogenesis, and of the progressive aspects (neurocognitive decline, development of refractory seizures) of epilepsy (seen in some patients) and association with neurodegenerative disorders using novel neuroimaging and electrophysiology techniques coupled with the powerful predictive capabilities of machine– learning. I believe successful biomarker development is a key for successful translational science which has hampered the development of anti–epileptogenic therapies.
Research Key Words:
Translational Epilepsy, Cognitive Research, Neuroimaging, Brain Injury