Orrin Devinsky, MD

Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Director, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Office Location:

223 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 558-0803
Fax:
(646) 385-7164

Dr. Devinsky is professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He directs the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Yale University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School and interned at Harvard Beth Israel Hospital. He completed Neurology training at New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center and his epilepsy fellowship at NIH. Dr. Devinsky's epilepsy research interests include surgical therapy, new devices, medications to treat epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis, sudden death in epilepsy, quality-of-life, and cognitive and behavioral issues in epilepsy. He has published widely in epilepsy and behavioral neurology, with more than 350 articles and chapters and more than 20 books and monographs. He has chaired several committees for the American Epilepsy Society and has served as a board member. He is active in the American Academy of Neurology and the Epilepsy Foundation. He is Co-Editor of Reviews in Neurological Diseases, Epilepsy and Behavior, and Epilepsy.com, and serves as a reviewer for more than 30 journals.

Medical Specialty:

Behavior Neurology/Neuropsychiatry; EMG/EEG/Evoked Potential; Sleep Disorders; Seizures/ Epilepsy; General Adult Neurology.

Medical Interests:

Translational Therapies, Treatment-Resistant Cases, Epilepsy Surgery, Tuberous Sclerosis, Quality-Of-Life, New Medications, and Cognitive Behavioral Problems.

Education:

Medical Education:
Harvard University 1982

Internships:
Harvard Beth Israel Medical Center (Medicine) 1982-1983

Clinical Fellowships:
National Institutes of Health (Neurology) 1986-1988

Board Certifications:
Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology

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