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

Jacqueline A French 1, Andrew J Cole 1, Edward Faught 1, William H Theodore 1, Annamaria Vezzani 1, Kore Liow 1, Jonathan J Halford 1, Robert Armstrong 1, Jerzy P Szaflarski 1, Sarah Hubbard 1, Jagdish Patel 1, Kun Chen 1, Wei Feng 1, Marco Rizzo 2, Jacob Elkins 1, Gabrielle Knafler 1, Kimberly A Parkerson 1, OPUS Study Group [As member of OPUS Study Group]: Safety and Efficacy of Natalizumab as Adjunctive Therapy for People With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: A Phase 2 Study. Neurology 97(18): e1757-1767, Nov 2021.

Alisha Jamil, Noah Levinson, Michael Gelfand, Chloe E Hill, Pouya Khankhanian, Kathryn A Davis: Efficacy and Tolerability of Clobazam in Adults With Drug-Refractory Epilepsy. Neurol Clin Pract 11(5): e669-676, Oct 2021.

Acton EK, Khazaal O, Willis AW, Gelfand MA, Hennessy S, Selim MH, Kasner SE.: Statins for the Prevention of Post-Stroke Seizure and Epilepsy Development: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 30: 106024, Aug 2021.

Tatum WO, Hirsch LJ, Gelfand MA, Acton EK, LaFrance WC, Duckrow RB, Chen D, Blum AS, Hixson J, Drazkowski J, Benbadis S, Cascino GD; OSmartViE Collaborators.: Video quality using outpatient smartphone videos in epilepsy: Results from the OSmartViE study. Eur J Neurol. 28(5): 1453-1462, May 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1111/ene.14744. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Jacqueline French, New York University, Langone Health; Victor Biton - Clinical Trials, Inc.; Hina Dave - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Kamil Detyniecki - University of Miami; Michael Gelfand - University of Pennsylvania; Hui Gong - Ran: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, inpatient, dose-ranging efficacy study of Staccato alprazolam in participants with epilepsy with a predictable seizure pattern: Results from part 2. American Epilepsy Society Dec 2020.

Acton EK, Gelfand MA, Hennessy S, Xie SX, Pollard JR, Kasner SE, Willis AW.: Trends in oral anticoagulant co-prescription with antiepileptic drugs among adults with epilepsy, 2010-2018. Epilepsy Behav 113: 107550, Dec 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107550. Epub 2020 Nov 24.

Conrad EC, Chugh N, Ganguly TM, Gugger JJ, Tizazu EF, Shinohara RT, Raghupathi R, Becker DA, Gelfand MA, Omole AT, Decker BM, Pathmanathan JS, Davis KA, Ellis CA.: Using Generalized Polyspike Train to Predict Drug-Resistant Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy. J Clin Neurophysiol. Dec 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000803. Epub ahead of print.

Alisha Jamil, Noah Levinson, Michael Gelfand, Chloe E. Hill, Pouya Khankhanian, Kathryn A. Davis: Efficacy and tolerability of clobazam in adults with drug-refractory epilepsy. Neurol Clin Pract Oct 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000992.

Syndi Seinfeld, Michael A Gelfand, Allen H Heller, Carla Buan, Gary Slatko: Safety and tolerability associated with chronic intermittent use of diazepam buccal film in adult, adolescent, and pediatric patients with epilepsy. Epilepsia 61: 2426-2434, Sept 2020.

Kulick-Soper CV, McKee JL, Wolf RL, Mohan S, Stein JM, Masur JH, Lazor JW, Dunlap DG, McGinniss JE, David MZ, England RN, Rothstein A, Gelfand MA, Cucchiara BL, Davis KA.: Pearls & Oy-sters: Bilateral globus pallidus lesions in a patient with COVID-19. Neurology 95: 454-457, Sep 2020.

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Last updated: 12/20/2021
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