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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 (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology(ABPN)), 2014.
Epilepsy (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology(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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sperling Michael R, Klein Pavel, Aboumatar Sami, Gelfand Michael, Halford Jonathan J, Krauss Gregory L, Rosenfeld William E, Vossler David G, Wechsler Robert, Borchert Leona, Kamin Marc: Cenobamate (YKP3089) as adjunctive treatment for uncontrolled focal seizures in a large, phase 3, multicenter, open-label safety study. Epilepsia 61: 1099-1108, May 2020.

French, J; Biton, V; Dave, H; Detyniecki, K; Gelfand, M; Gong, H; Liow, K; O'Brien, T; Sadek, A; Isojarvi, J : A Two-Part, Phase 2b Efficacy Study of Staccato (R) Alprazolam Inhaler in Patients with Epilepsy with a Predictable Seizure Pattern: Topline Results from Part 2 American Academy of Neurology April 2020 Notes: poster presentation.

Seinfeld, Syndi; Gelfand, Michael; Heller, Allen H.; Buan, Carla; Slatko, Gary : Safety and Tolerability Associated With Chronic Intermittent Use of Diazepam Buccal Film in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult Patients With Epilepsy American Academy of Neurology April 2020 Notes: poster presentation.

Gelfand, Michael; Dimova, Svetlana; Choi, Eun Jung; King, Aliceson; Cleveland, Jody : First Onset of any Treatment-emergent Adverse Event Over the Course of Repeated Midazolam Nasal Spray (MDZ-NS) use for the Treatment of Seizure Clusters: a Post hoc Analysis American Academy of Neurology April 2020 Notes: poster presentation.

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