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Shlomo Shinnar, MD, PhD

Dr. Shinnar is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Hyman Climenko Professor of Neuroscience Research, and Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Management Center at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Shinnar is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (in neurology, with special competence in child neurology and added qualification in clinical neurophysiology) and the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the American Neurological Association and the Society for Pediatric Research. He has been active in the American Epilepsy Society and the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He has also been active in local epilepsy societies, including the Epilepsy Foundation of Southern New York and the Epilepsy Institute.

Dr. Shinnar is well known for his research on a variety of topics relating to childhood seizures, including when to initiate and discontinue antiepileptic drug therapy, prognosis following a first seizure, prognosis following discontinuation of medications in children with seizures, status epilepticus and febrile seizures. He has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on a variety of NIH-funded research studies. He has also been involved in industry-sponsored trials of new medications.

Dr. Shinnar is a recipient of the Research Recognition Award of the American Epilepsy Society. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed papers and over 60 review articles and chapters. He is the senior editor of the book Childhood Seizures and co-editor of the recently published Febrile Seizures. Dr. Shinnar has served as a reviewer and editorial board member for a variety of journals and is currently on the editorial boards of The Neurologist and Pediatric Neurology. He has lectured frequently at both national and international conferences.