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Ruben I Kuzniecky, M.D.

Professor; Co Dir NYU Comp Epsy Ctr; Dir Research Epsy Div
Department of Neurology (Epilepsy Center Div)

Clinical Addresses

223 EAST 34TH STREET, GROUND FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 9 - 5; Tue. 9 - 5; Wed. 9 - 5; Thu. 9 - 5; Fri. 9 - 5
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 646-558-0869
Fax: 646-385-7164

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Medical Specialties

Pediatric Neurology, Neurology

Medical Expertise

Emg/Eeg/Evoked Potential, Seizure Disorders (Epilepsy)

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Kuzniecky is Co-Director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and director of epilepsy research. He trained in neurology, epilepsy, and EEG at the Montreal Neurologic Institute, McGill University, Canada. He has authored over two hundred books, chapters, and journal articles on a number of topics related to epilepsy, and has received epilepsy research grants from the NIH and numerous foundations. He is Co-PI of the epilepsy phenome genome project, the largest epilepsy genetic study of its type funded by NIH. His research interest is focus on brain imaging and malformations of brain development and epilepsy. Dr. Kuzniecky has been recognized for his efforts in the "Best Doctors in America" multiple times and many honorary lectures around the world.

Languages

Spanish

Insurance

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Board Certification

1990 — Ab Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology

Education

1980 — Universidad De Buenos Aires, Medical Education
1986-1987 — McGill University (Neurology), Clinical Fellowships
1987-1988 — McGill University (Medicine), Internship

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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.<br><br>

Research Interests

Epilepsy Neuroimaging
Epilepsy Surgery New Epilepsy Treatments