Ping Li MD, MSc

Ping Li

Ping Li
MD, MSc

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship & Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information
Dept. of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1010 Main St., 2nd floor
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: (716) 932-6080
Fax: (716) 332-4245
pli6@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

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.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, University at Buffalo (2013)
  • Residency, Neurology, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • MS, Neuroscience, University of British Columbia (2003)
  • Medicine, Beijing Medical University (1997)

Employment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2020-present)
  • Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Neurology, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2013–2020)
  • Research Assistant, Neuroscience, University of British Columbia (2003–2008)

Research Expertise:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG): Interpreting EEG
  • Epilepsy: Evaluation and management of patients with epilepsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Electromyography (EMG): Performing and interpreting NCS and EMG

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2020–September 2021
    Adjunctive Cenobamate for PGTC seizures.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $24,872
  • Jog for Jake
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $5,000

Journal Articles:

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Abstracts:

  • Gupta R, Sofat P, Li P, Guttuso T, and Sawyer R. (2021) Sudden onset alexia without agraphia caused by a reversible splenial lesion; two cases of RSL in nonepileptic patients on Lamotrigine and Topamax. American Epilepsy Society.. Seattle, Washington (Sep)Poster
  • Herrick Z, Li P, and Dutta A. (2020) Source localization of simulated electroencephalogram of virtual epileptic patient to investigate clinically feasible montages. the International Conference of NeuroRehabilitation, the International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, and WearRAcon Europe. (Oct)
  • Cheng Y and Li P. (2018) Laser ablation as a safe and effective treatment for refractory temporal lobe epilepsy with incomplete temporal lobe resection. American Epilepsy Society. New Orleans, Louisiana (Dec)Poster
  • Eckert S and Li P. (2017) New onset epilepsia partialis continua presenting as complex visual hallucinations associated with voltage-gated potassium channel antibody. Washington, DC, (Dec)Poster
  • Arora A, Eckert S, Trummer B, Ghazi R, Cheng H, Kamal H, Hou T, Zhang N, and Li P. (2016) Using “Happy Solution” to increase yield of CSF cytology and flow cytometry for detection of CNS malignancies. Annual Scholarly Exchange Day at University at Buffalo.. Buffalo, New York (May)Poster
  • Sofat P, Teeter B, Kavak K, Gupta R, and Li P. (2015) Time interval providing highest yield for initial EEG in new onset seizures. American Epilepsy Society. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Dec)Poster
  • Ahmad G, Chaudhry N, Weinstock A, and Li P. (2015) Factors influencing delay in epilepsy surgery. American Epilepsy Society.. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Dec)Poster
  • Weinstock A, Ale S, Li P, Mahfooz N, Balos L, and Li V. (2015) Patients with neurofibromatosis type-1 and temporal epilepsy can be good candidates for epilepsy surgery. American Academy Neurology. Washington, DC, (Apr)Poster
  • Kohli S, Li P, Kavak K, Teter B, and Weinstock A. (2014) IV Lacosamide as an adjunctive therapy in treatment of refractory status epilepticus. American Epilepsy Society.. Seattle, Washington (Dec)Poster
  • Kamal H, Li P, Smith K, Mustafa G, Sawyer R, Ching M, and Mehta B. (2014) Serum albumin is associated with cerebral hemorrhage in post-intravenous thrombolytic therapy for acute stroke: a retrospective chart review. American Academy of Neurology.. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Apr)Poster
  • Miletich RS, Boudreau M, Li P, Li V. (2013) Ictal SPECT Activation in a Case of Gelastic Seizures Caused by a Low Grade Glioma in the Posteriolateral Temporal Lobe. (Dec)
  • Farooq O, Agarwal N, Li P, Jani R, Boudreau M, Kerr S, Finnegan S, Weinstock A. (2013) The presence of non-epileptic seizures in an epilepsy monitoring unit. American Epilepsy Society.. Washington, DC, (Dec)Poster
  • Boudreau M, Li P, Miletich V, Li A, and Weinstock A. (2013) Ictal SPECT activation in a case of gelastic seizures caused by a low grade glioma in the posteriolateral temporal lobe. American Epilepsy Society.. Washington, DC, (Dec)Poster
  • Mustafa G, Kamal H, McMurtray A, Beltagy A, Ghazi R, Li P, and Mehta B. (2013) Does antiplatelet resistance effect stroke severity?. American Neurological Association Annual meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana (Oct)Poster
  • Mustafa G, Kamal H, Li P, Ghazi R, Beltagy A, and Mehta B. (2013) Is platelet response test status associated with NIH stroke scale and stroke location?. American Academy of Neurology. San Diego, California (Apr)Poster
  • Riggins N, Li P, Li V, Farooq O, Weinstock AL. (2012) Epilepsy Surgery in MRI-Negative Sound-Induced Startle Epilepsy. (Dec)
  • Riggins N, Li P, Li V, Farooq O, Weinstock A. (2012) Epilepsy Surgery in MRI-Negative Sound-Induced Startle Epilepsy. (Dec)
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Professional Memberships:

  • American Epilepsy Society; member (2010–present)
  • American Academy of Neurology; member (2010–present)

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Contact Information

Dept. of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1010 Main St., 2nd floor
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: (716) 932-6080
Fax: (716) 332-4245
pli6@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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