Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship & Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Neurophysiology; Epilepsy; Neurology
I am board-certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and Epilepsy. My clinical practice focuses on the care of patients with epilepsy. With advanced training, my expertise lies not only in clinical care but also in interpreting electroencephalography (EEG). I see outpatients at Conventus (next to Buffalo General Medical Center) and the UBMD Neurology clinic in Williamsville. I am one of the attending physicians in the epilepsy monitoring unit at the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. I also attend the inpatient neurology service at BGMC and the Buffalo VA Medical Center (Buffalo VAMC).
My research focus is on epilepsy, but I am open to research ideas that address other neurological diseases which can help patient management. My current research is mainly chart review retrospective studies on: the correlation between stress and breakthrough seizures in patients with epilepsy. Another is a prospective study for a new medication that might help with super-refractory status epilepticus. I am also interested in conducting studies on the effects of standardized treatment of status epilepticus on outcomes.
I am the clinical neurophysiology fellowship and epilepsy fellowship director. I design training curriculum, interview fellowship applicants and coordinate the scholarly activity of fellows. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help fellows develop into successful neurologists specialized in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy.
I am also actively involved in research mentorship and in the teaching of medical students, neurology residents and clinical neurophysiology fellows. With my extensive experience in conducting research with trainees, I am familiar with the needs of residents and fellows and enjoy helping them and providing guidance to them throughout the duration of their training.