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Michael Gelfand, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, St. Luke`s-Roosevelt Hospital Center New York, NY, 2010-2011.
Resident in Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2014.
Fellow in Epilepsy/Neurophysiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, 2014-2015.
Neurology (ABPN), 2014.
Epilepsy (ABPN), 2016.
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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

Emily K Acton, Ossama Khazaal, Allison W Willis, Sean Hennessy, Michael A Gelfand, Scott E Kasner: Statins for the Prevention of Post-Stroke Seizure and Epilepsy Development: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Stroke Conference Feb 2020.

Tatum William O, Hirsch Lawrence J, Gelfand Michael A, Acton Emily K, LaFrance W Curt, Duckrow Robert B, Chen David K, Blum Andrew S, Hixson John D, Drazkowski Joe F, Benbadis Selim R, Cascino Gregory D: Assessment of the Predictive Value of Outpatient Smartphone Videos for Diagnosis of Epileptic Seizures. JAMA neurology Jan 2020.

Baldassano Steven, Gelfand Michael, Bhalla Paulomi Kadakia, Hill Chloe, Christini Amanda, Wagenaar Joost, Litt Brian, Roberson Shawniqua Williams, Balu Ramani, Scheid Brittany, Bernabei John, Pathmanathan Jay, Oommen Brian, Leri Damien, Echauz Javier: IRIS: A Modular Platform for Continuous Monitoring and Caretaker Notification in the Intensive Care Unit. IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics Jan 2020.

Syndi Seinfeld; Michael Gelfand; Allen H. Heller; Carla Buan; Gary Slatko: Safety and Tolerability Associated with Chronic Intermittent Use of Diazepam Buccal Film in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult Patients with Epilepsy. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting Dec 2019.

Emily K. Acton; Allison Willis; Michael Gelfand; Scott E. Kasner,: Prevalence of Concurrent Prescriptions for Oral Anticoagulants and Antiepileptic Drugs Among People with Epilepsy Between 2010-2016. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting Dec 2019.

William O. Tatum IV; Larry Hirsch,; Michael Gelfand; Emily K. Acton; Curt LaFrance, ; Robert Duckrow; David K. Chen; Andrew S. Blum; John D. Hixson; Joseph Drazkowski, ; Selim R. Benbadis; Gregory D. Cascino: Video Quality Using Outpatient Smartphone Videos in Epilepsy: Results from the OsmartViE Study. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting Dec 2019.

Victor Biton; Kore K. Liow; Hina Dave; David Spencer; Michael Gelfand; Ahmed Sadek, ; Brittany Reich; Jouko I. Isojarvi; Jacqueline A. French: A Two-Part, Phase 2b Efficacy Study of Staccato® Alprazolam Inhaler in Patients with Epilepsy with a Predictable Seizure Pattern: Results from Part 1 and Early Results from Part 2. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting Dec 2019.

French J, Gelfand M, Vazquez B, Reich B, Isojarvi J: Staccato Alprazolam for the Treatment of Epilepsy. Poster presented at: Cutting Edge Approaches to Transform Epilepsy Therapy. Park City Epilepsy Meeting. Park City, UT. October 2019.

Acton Emily K, Willis Allison W, Gelfand Michael A, Kasner Scott E: Poor concordance among drug compendia for proposed interactions between enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs and direct oral anticoagulants. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety Sep 2019.

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 60(8): 1602-1609, Jul 2019.

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