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Ruben Kuzniecky

Professor, Department of Neurology
Co-Director NYU Epilepsy Service
Director of Epilepsy Research

Contact Info

Address
225 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

718-630-7316


Education

1976-1980 — Univ of Buenos Aires, Medical Education
1987-1988 — Montreal Neurological Institute, Clinical Fellowships

Research Summary

We are investigating the role of MRS in epilepsy and how metabolic changes can be modulated by using different drugs. We have found in our studies using high field MR, that NAA is reduced in the epilepsy focus but extends beyond the area of dysfunction.
 

Research Keywords

epilepsy neuroimaging, epilepsy surgery, new epilepsy treatments

Amygdala enlargement: Temporal lobe epilepsy subtype or nonspecific finding?
Reyes, Anny; Thesen, Thomas; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Devinsky, Orrin; McDonald, Carrie R; Jackson, Graeme D; Vaughan, David N; Blackmon, Karen. Amygdala enlargement: Temporal lobe epilepsy subtype or nonspecific finding?. Epilepsy research. 2017 Mar 02;132:34-40 (2477542)

Ultra-rare genetic variation in common epilepsies: a case-control sequencing study
Allen, Andrew S; Bellows, Susannah T; Berkovic, Samuel F; Bridgers, Joshua; Burgess, Rosemary; Cavalleri, Gianpiero; Chung, Seo-Kyung; Cossette, Patrick; Delanty, Norman; Dlugos, Dennis; Epstein, Michael P; Freyer, Catharine; Goldstein, David B; Heinzen, Erin L; Hildebrand, Michael S; Johnson, Michael R; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Lowenstein, Daniel H; Marson, Anthony G; Mayeux, Richard; Mebane, Caroline; Mefford, Heather C; O'Brien, Terence J; Ottman, Ruth; Petrou, Steven; Petrovski, Slave; Pickrell, William O; Poduri, Annapurna; Radtke, Rodney A; Rees, Mark I; Regan, Brigid M; Ren, Zhong; Scheffer, Ingrid E; Sills, Graeme J; Thomas, Rhys H; Wang, Quanli; Abou-Khalil, Bassel; Alldredge, Brian K; Amrom, Dina; Andermann, Eva; Andermann, Frederick; Bautista, Jocelyn F; Berkovic, Samuel F; Bluvstein, Judith; Boro, Alex; Cascino, Gregory D; Consalvo, Damian; Crumrine, Patricia; Devinsky, Orrin; Dlugos, Dennis; Epstein, Michael P; Fiol, Miguel; Fountain, Nathan B; French, Jacqueline; Freyer, Catharine; Friedman, Daniel; Geller, Eric B; Glauser, Tracy; Glynn, Simon; Haas, Kevin; Haut, Sheryl R; Hayward, Jean; Helmers, Sandra L; Joshi, Sucheta; Kanner, Andres; Kirsch, Heidi E; Knowlton, Robert C; Kossoff, Eric H; Kuperman, Rachel; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Lowenstein, Daniel H; Motika, Paul V; Novotny, Edward J; Ottman, Ruth; Paolicchi, Juliann M; Parent, Jack M; Park, Kristen; Poduri, Annapurna; Sadleir, Lynette G; Scheffer, Ingrid E; Shellhaas, Renee A; Sherr, Elliott H; Shih, Jerry J; Shinnar, Shlomo; Singh, Rani K; Sirven, Joseph; Smith, Michael C; Sullivan, Joseph; Thio, Liu Lin; Venkat, Anu; Vining, Eileen PG; Von Allmen, Gretchen K; Weisenberg, Judith L; Widdess-Walsh, Peter; Winawer, Melodie R; Epi4k Consortium; Epi4k Consortium; Epilepsy Phenome-Genome Proj. Ultra-rare genetic variation in common epilepsies: a case-control sequencing study. Lancet. Neurology. 2017 FEB;16(2):135-143 (2439282)

Parahippocampal and Entorhinal Resection Extent Predicts Verbal Memory Decline in an Epilepsy Surgery Cohort
Liu, Anli; Thesen, Thomas; Barr, William; Morrison, Chris; Dugan, Patricia; Wang, Xiuyuan; Meager, Michael; Doyle, Werner; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Devinsky, Orrin; Blackmon, Karen. Parahippocampal and Entorhinal Resection Extent Predicts Verbal Memory Decline in an Epilepsy Surgery Cohort. Journal of cognitive neuroscience. 2016 Dec 19;:1-12 (2465052)

Prefrontal lobe structural integrity and trail making test, part B: converging findings from surface-based cortical thickness and voxel-based lesion symptom analyses
Miskin, Nityanand; Thesen, Thomas; Barr, William B; Butler, Tracy; Wang, Xiuyuan; Dugan, Patricia; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Doyle, Werner; Devinsky, Orrin; Blackmon, Karen. Prefrontal lobe structural integrity and trail making test, part B: converging findings from surface-based cortical thickness and voxel-based lesion symptom analyses. Brain imaging & behavior. 2016 Sep;10(3):675-685 (1786862)

Resting-state functional MRI distinguishes temporal lobe epilepsy subtypes
Reyes, Anny; Thesen, Thomas; Wang, Xiuyuan; Hahn, Daniel; Yoo, Daeil; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Devinsky, Orrin; Blackmon, Karen. Resting-state functional MRI distinguishes temporal lobe epilepsy subtypes. Epilepsia. 2016 Sep;57(9):1475-1484 (2179832)