Saurabh R. Sinha, MD, PhD

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Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director of EEG Laboratories, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Department: Neurology

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3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
BSc (Biomedical Engineering, magna cum laude)
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1990.
PhD (Neuroscience)
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1997.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1999.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

My clinical interests are in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. For epilepsy, my practice concentrates on the medical and surgical management of patients with refractory epilepsy, including medications, neuromodulation and surgical resection. For clinical neurophysiology, this includes utilization and interpretation of scalp and intracranial EEG in patients with epilepsy and critically/acutely ill patients.

Selected Publications

Barth KJ, Sun J, Chiang CH, Qiao S, Wang C, Rahimpour S, Trumpis M, Duraivel S, Dubey A, Wingel KE, Voinas AE, Ferrentino B, Doyle W, Southwell DG, Haglund MM, Vestal M, Harward SC, Solzbacher F, Devore S, Devinsky O, Friedman D, Pesaran B, Sinha SR, Cogan GB, Blanco J, Viventi J: Flexible high-resolution cortical arrays with large coverage capture microscale high-frequency oscillations in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsia 64(7): 1910-1924, 2023.

Tatum, WO, Halford JJ, Olejniczak P, Selioutski O, Grigg-Damberger MM, Gloss D, Acharya J, Schuele S, Sinha SR, Tsuchida T, Drislane FW: Minimum technical requirements for performing ambulatory EEG. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 39(6): 435-440, 2022.

Mague, SD, Talbot A, Blount C, Walder-Christensen KK, Duffney LJ, Adamson E, Bey AL, Ndubuizu N, Thomas GE, Hughes DN, Grossman Y, Hultman R, Sinha S, Fink AM, Gallagher NM, Fisher RL, Jiang Y-H, Carslon DE, Dzirasa K: Brain-wide electrical dynamics encode individual appetitive social behavior. Neuron 110: 1-14, 2022.

Kaleem S, Kang JH, Sahgal A, Hernandez CE, Sinha SR, Swisher CB.: Electrographic seizure detection by neuro ICU nurses via bedside real-time quantitative EEG. Neurol Clin Pract. 11(5): 420-428, Oct 2021.

Shindhelm AC, Thio BJ, Sinha SR.: Modeling the Impact of Electrode/Tissue Geometry on Electrical Stimulation in Stereo-EEG. J Clin Neurophysiol. Aug 2021.

Karakis I, Liu L, Bensalem-Owen M, LaRoche SM, Lopez JR, Schmitt SE, Britton JW, Nuwer MR, Lee LH, Rubin DI, Laughlin RS, Sinha SR.: Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Directors Survey on a Standardized Fellowship Match Process: A Call for Action. J Clin Neurophysiol. Apr 2021.

Spencer DC, Sinha SR, Choi EJ, Cleveland JM, King A, Meng TC, Pullman WE, Sequeira DJ, Van Ess PJ, Wheless JW.: Safety and efficacy of midazolam nasal spray for the treatment of intermittent bouts of increased seizure activity in the epilepsy monitoring unit: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Epilepsia. 61(11): 2415-2425, Nov 2020.

Gavvala J, Zafar M, Sinha SR, Kalamangalam G, Schuele S.: Stereotactic EEG Practices: A Survey of United States Tertiary Referral Epilepsy Centers. J Clin Neurophysiol. Nov 2020.

Lewinski AA, Shapiro A, Gierisch JM, Goldstein KM, Blalock DV, Luedke MW, Gordon AM, Bosworth HB, Drake C, Lewis JD, Sinha SR, Husain AM, Tran TT, Van Noord MG, Williams JW Jr.: Barriers and facilitators to implementation of epilepsy self-management programs: a systematic review using qualitative evidence synthesis methods. Syst Rev. 9(1): 92, Apr 2020.

Kang JH, Sherill GC, Sinha SR, Swisher CB.: A Trial of Real-Time Electrographic Seizure Detection by Neuro-ICU Nurses Using a Panel of Quantitative EEG Trends. Neurocrit Care. 31(2): 312-320, Oct 2019.

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Last updated: 08/01/2023
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