Michael Gelfand, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department: Neurology

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Department of Neurology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-662-3606
BS & MS (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry )
Yale University, 2001.
PhD (Neuroscience)
Rockefeller University, 2009.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Weill Cornell Medical College, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Epilepsy, EEG, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy Surgery, Antiepileptic Drugs, Electrocorticography

Description of Research Expertise

Clinical Trials

Selected Publications

French Jacqueline A, Wechsler Robert, Gelfand Michael A, Pollard John R, Vazquez Blanca, Friedman Daniel, Gong Lily H, Kamemoto Edwin, Isojarvi Jouko, Cassella James V: Inhaled alprazolam rapidly suppresses epileptic activity in photosensitive participants. Epilepsia Jul 2019.

Cherayil N, Khankhanian P, and Gelfand M: Determining Utility of Additional Days in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) for Patients without Events in First 5 Days of Admission. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting May 2019.

Drogin, J and Gelfand, M: Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis on Epilepsy in Patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting May 2019.

Gurrell Rachel, Gorman Donal, Whitlock Mark, Ogden Adam, Reynolds David S, DiVentura Bree, Abou-Khalil Bassel, Gelfand Michael, Pollard John, Hogan R Edward, Krauss Gregory, Sperling Michael, Vazquez Blanca, Wechsler Robert T, Friedman Daniel, Butt Richard P, French Jacqueline: Photosensitive epilepsy: Robust clinical efficacy of a selective GABA potentiator. Neurology 92(15): e1786-e1795, Mar 2019.

Rachel Gurrell, Donal Gorman, Mark Whitlock, Adam Ogden, David S. Reynolds, Bree DiVentura, Bassel Abou-Khalil, Michael Gelfand, John Pollard, R. Edward Hogan, Gregory Krauss, Michael Sperling, Blanca Vazquez, Robert T. Wechsler, Daniel Friedman, Richard P. Butt, Jacqueline French: PF-06372865, an α2/3/5-subtype selective GABAA partial positive allosteric modulator has promising efficacy in the photosensitivity model. ILAE annual meeting 2019.

Michael A. Rogawski; Hui Gong; Kore Liow; Sami Aboumatar; Pavel Klein; Michael A. Gelfand,; Cassie Jung; Stephen Wargacki; Rikin Mehta,; and Allen H. Heller: Pharmacokinetics of Diazepam Buccal Soluble Film in Adult Patients with Epilepsy: Comparison of Bioavailability with Periictal and Interictal Administration. American Epilepsy Society annual meeting 2018.

Cassie Jung; Jordon Dubow; Hui Gong; Kore Liow; Pavel Klein; Michael A. Gelfand; Stephen Wargacki; Rikin Mehta; Michael A. Rogawski; Allen H. Heller, : The Usability of Diazepam Buccal Soluble Film as an Oral Treatment in Adult Patients with Epilepsy. American Epilepsy Society annual meeting 2018.

William Tatum; Lawrence J. Hirsch; Robert B. Duckrow; David Chen; Michael Gelfand; Andrew Blum, ; John Hixson; William LaFrance; Joseph Drazkowski; Selim R. Benbadis; and Gregory D. Cascino: OUTPATIENT SMARTPHONE VIDEOS FOR CLASSIFYING EPILEPTIC AND NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES. American Epilepsy Society annual meeting 2017.

Erin E. Coonan, Mayo Clinic Florida; Lawrence J. Hirsch, Yale University; Robert B. Duckrow, Yale University; David Chen, Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center; Michael Gelfand, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Andrew Blum, Brown University; John Hixson, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA; William LaFrance, Brown University; Joseph Drazkowski, Mayo Clinic Arizona; Selim Benbadis, University of South Florida; Gregory Cascino, Mayo Clinic; and William Tatum, Mayo Clinic - Florida: OUTPATIENT SMARTPHONE VIDEOS IN EPILEPSY (OSMARTVIE): INITIAL RESULTS OF VIDEO QUALITY. American Epilepsy Society annual meeting 2017.

Jacqueline French, Daniel Friedman, Robert Wechsler, Bree DiVentura, Michael Gelfand, John Pollard, Keith Huie, Blanca Vazquez, Lily Gong, James Cassella, Ed Kamemoto: Inhaled Alprazolam, a Potential Rescue Medication, Works Rapidly in Patients with Photosensitive Epilepsy. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2017.

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