Advanced EEG & LTM Course Faculty

 
Christopher Benjamin, Ph.D.
Dr. Benjamin is a clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Yale University. He completed his PhD training in neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia; research fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Boston; and his clinical fellowship at the Semel Institute, University of California Los Angeles where he was the epilepsy fellow and Chief Fellow in neuropsychology. As a clinician he is a member of Yale's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and he also sees adults with a range of neurological disorders. As a researcher his work focuses on how we can improve surgical planning to treat epilepsy and brain tumors.
 
Kimberly Pargeon, M.D.
Dr. Pargeon is an Attending Physician in Neurology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Division of Epilepsy. Dr. Pargeon is board certified in Neurology and in Epilepsy. Her clinical interests include medically refractory epilepsy, surgical treatment of epilepsy, and women’s issues in epilepsy. Her other area of interest include continuous EEG monitoring in the ICU and hospital setting.
 
Rafeed Alkawadri, M.D.
Afeed Alkawadri M.D. is an attending epileptologist and neurophysiologist in the Department of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine. He was appointed in 2012 after completion of 2-year fellowship training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology in the Epilepsy Center at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as the chief fellow. Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Alkawadri completed 4-year neurology residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Damascus in 2005.  Dr. Alkawadri is a certified neurologist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.
Jennifer Madan-Cohen, M.D.
Dr. Madan Cohen is a pediatric neurologist with subspecialty training in EEG and epilepsy. She is the head of the Epilepsy Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, which provides comprehensive care to children with epilepsy. The Center provides multidisciplinary care for children with epilepsy including potentially curative epilepsy surgery. The Ketogenic Diet Program is the largest and longest running in the state. Dr. Madan Cohen is also the director of the Neurodiagnostics Center, which provides EEG, epilepsy monitoring unit stays, visual evoked potentials, and brainstem auditory evoked potentials.  She completed fellowships in pediatric neurology and clinical neurophysiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2007.
Ben Tolchin, M.D.
Dr. Tolchin is an attending epileptologist at Yale New Haven’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.  He has a special interest in the research and treatment for psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.  He completed his fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Alan Ettinger, M.D.
Dr. Ettinger is a nationally-known epilepsy specialist who has dedicated his life to helping individuals with seizures and related disorders. He is a former Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a former member of the national Professional Advisory Board and the Executive Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. Dr. Ettinger completed his neurology and EEG/Epilepsy fellowship training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and holds an MBA from Hofstra University.  He has a special interest in the relationship between music and epilepsy, and is a musician, playing guitar in his own band.
Jane Peasley, R. EEG T., RPSGT, FASET
Jane has been involved in the field of neurodiagnotics for many years, working at Eastern Maine Medical center and a private neurology practice in Bangor.  She is currently working with a company that provides home monitoring for EEG and sleep studies.  Jane has been active with ABRET, serving on committees and has also been an associate examiner.
Sharyn Katz, R. EEG T., FASET
Sharyn has 55 year’s experience in neurodiagnostic technology.  She supervised the neurodiagnostic department at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.  She has extensive experience as an educator in the field, and since her retirement she has worked as a consultant for Physician’s Ancillary Services.  She is a past president of ASET and is co-chair of the ASET Skin Safety Task Force, and has been involved with ASET’s Standards and Practices Committee as well.
Nishi Rampal, M.D.
Dr. Rampal is an attending epileptologist at the Yale New Haven Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.  She completed her fellowship at Columbia University.  She has a special interest in the use of trending and seizure detection software in Long Term and ICU monitoring.
Ognen Petroff, M.D.
Dr. Petroff is the Medical Director of EEG services at Yale New Haven Hospital.  He has an extensive history of research in neurology topics. 
Lawrence Hirsch, M.D.
Dr. Hirsch created and directed the continuous EEG monitoring program at NY Presbyterian Hospital for 10 years.  He has been Director of EEG and Epilepsy Services and Co-Director of Critical Care EEG at Yale New Haven since 2011.  He has published over 150 research manuscripts and his special area of interest is critical care EEG. 

 

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