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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 Interests

Epilepsy Neuroimaging; Epilepsy Surgery New Epilepsy Treatments

Transient and chronic seizure-induced inflammation in human focal epilepsy
Butler, Tracy; Li, Yi; Tsui, Wai; Friedman, Daniel; Maoz, Anat; Wang, Xiuyuan; Harvey, Patrick; Tanzi, Emily; Morim, Simon; Kang, Yeona; Mosconi, Lisa; Talos, Delia; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Vallhabjosula, Shankar; Thesen, Thomas; Glodzik, Lidia; Ichise, Masanori; Silbersweig, David; Stern, Emily; de Leon, Mony J; French, Jacqueline. Transient and chronic seizure-induced inflammation in human focal epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2016 Sep;57(9):e191-e194 (2237892)

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)

Motion and morphometry in clinical and nonclinical populations
Pardoe, Heath R; Hiess, Rebecca Kucharsky; Kuzniecky, Ruben. Motion and morphometry in clinical and nonclinical populations. Neuroimage. 2016 May 3;135:177-185 (2101372)

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 Jul 4;57(9):1475-1484 (2179832)

Cortical feature analysis and machine learning improves detection of "MRI-negative" focal cortical dysplasia
Ahmed, Bilal; Brodley, Carla E; Blackmon, Karen E; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Barash, Gilad; Carlson, Chad; Quinn, Brian T; Doyle, Werner; French, Jacqueline; Devinsky, Orrin; Thesen, Thomas. Cortical feature analysis and machine learning improves detection of "MRI-negative" focal cortical dysplasia. Epilepsy & behavior. 2015 May;48:21-28 (1615532)