Blanca R Vazquez-Santana

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Blanca R Vazquez-Santana, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Dir of International Pgm in Epilepsy
Department of Neurology (Epilepsy Center Div)

Clinical Addresses

NYU COMPREHENSIVE EPILEPSY CTR
223 EAST 34TH STREET, GROUND FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 9 - 4; Tue. 1 - 4; Fri. 9 - 4
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 646-558-0806
Fax: 646-385-7164

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Medical Specialties

Pediatric Neurology, Neurology

Medical Expertise

Seizure Disorders (Epilepsy)

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Vazquez is an attending physician in neurology and Director of Clinical Trials and Outpatient Services at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Vazquez received her MD from Cayey School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. Subsequent to her residencies in internal medicine and neurology at St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, respectively, Dr. Vazquez completed an epilepsy fellowship at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York University Medical Center/Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Vazquez has served as Principal Investigator for multiple ongoing clinical trials. She is the author or coauthor of many articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Vazquez is the co-chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of New York City, and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board at the Epilepsy Foundation of America. She is the recipient of the Peter Ho Memorial Award for Humanism in Medicine.

Languages

Spanish

Insurance

AETNA PPO, Cigna PPO, Empire BCBS PPO, HEALTHNET HMO, HEALTHNET PPO, HealthNet POS, Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom Plan, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, United Healthcare

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Education

1981-1985 — Universidad Central del Caribe, Medical Education
1985-1988 — Saint Michael'S Medical Center (Internal Medicine), Residency Training
1988-1991 — UMDNJ - Newark (Neurology), Residency Training
1991-1993 — Hospital For Joint Diseases (Epilepsy), Clinical Fellowships

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The Impact of Education and Acculturation on Nonverbal Neuropsychological Test Performance Among Latino/a Patients with Epilepsy
Saez, Pedro A; Bender, Heidi Allison; Barr, William B; Rivera Mindt, Monica; Morrison, Chris E; Hassenstab, Jason; Rodriguez, Marivelisse; Vazquez, Blanca
2014 ;21(2):108-119, Applied neuropsychology. Adult
— id: 996982, year: 2014, vol: 21, page: 108, stat: Journal Article,

Diagnostic validity of a neuropsychological test battery for Hispanic patients with epilepsy
Barr, William B; Bender, Heidi A; Morrison, Chris; Cruz-Laureano, Daniel; Vazquez, Blanca; Kuzniecky, Ruben
2009 Nov;16(3):479-483, Epilepsy & behavior
— id: 105248, year: 2009, vol: 16, page: 479, stat: Journal Article,

Construct validity of the Neuropsychological Screening Battery for Hispanics (NeSBHIS) in a neurological sample
Bender, H Allison; Cole, Jeffrey R; Aponte-Samalot, Myrelis; Cruz-Laureano, Daniel; Myers, Lorna; Vazquez, Blanca R; Barr, William B
2009 Mar;15(2):217-224, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
— id: 95082, year: 2009, vol: 15, page: 217, stat: Journal Article,

The Clinical Utility of the RBANS Spanish Research Edition in a Neurological Sample
Bender, HA; Rodriguez, RM; Karantzoulis, S; Murphy, K; MacAllister, WS; Senior, E; Vazquez, BR; Barr, WB
2009 ;23(4):07-07, Clinical neuropsychologist
— id: 125470, year: 2009, vol: 23, page: 07, stat: Journal Article,

Practice parameter update: management issues for women with epilepsy--focus on pregnancy (an evidence-based review): obstetrical complications and change in seizure frequency: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee and Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society
Harden, C L; Hopp, J; Ting, T Y; Pennell, P B; French, J A; Hauser, W A; Wiebe, S; Gronseth, G S; Thurman, D; Meador, K J; Koppel, B S; Kaplan, P W; Robinson, J N; Gidal, B; Hovinga, C A; Wilner, A N; Vazquez, B; Holmes, L; Krumholz, A; Finnell, R; Le Guen, C
2009 Jul 14;73(2):126-132, Neurology
— id: 102266, year: 2009, vol: 73, page: 126, stat: Journal Article,

Practice parameter update: management issues for women with epilepsy--focus on pregnancy (an evidence-based review): teratogenesis and perinatal outcomes: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee and Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society
Harden, C L; Meador, K J; Pennell, P B; Hauser, W A; Gronseth, G S; French, J A; Wiebe, S; Thurman, D; Koppel, B S; Kaplan, P W; Robinson, J N; Hopp, J; Ting, T Y; Gidal, B; Hovinga, C A; Wilner, A N; Vazquez, B; Holmes, L; Krumholz, A; Finnell, R; Hirtz, D; Le Guen, C
2009 Jul 14;73(2):133-141, Neurology
— id: 102267, year: 2009, vol: 73, page: 133, stat: Journal Article,

Practice parameter update: management issues for women with epilepsy--focus on pregnancy (an evidence-based review): vitamin K, folic acid, blood levels, and breastfeeding: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee and Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society
Harden, C L; Pennell, P B; Koppel, B S; Hovinga, C A; Gidal, B; Meador, K J; Hopp, J; Ting, T Y; Hauser, W A; Thurman, D; Kaplan, P W; Robinson, J N; French, J A; Wiebe, S; Wilner, A N; Vazquez, B; Holmes, L; Krumholz, A; Finnell, R; Shafer, P O; Le Guen, C
2009 Jul 14;73(2):142-149, Neurology
— id: 102268, year: 2009, vol: 73, page: 142, stat: Journal Article,

Management issues for women with epilepsy-Focus on pregnancy (an evidence-based review): I. Obstetrical complications and change in seizure frequency: Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee and Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society
Harden, Cynthia L; Hopp, Jennifer; Ting, Tricia Y; Pennell, Page B; French, Jacqueline A; Allen Hauser, W; Wiebe, Samuel; Gronseth, Gary S; Thurman, David; Meador, Kimford J; Koppel, Barbara S; Kaplan, Peter W; Robinson, Julian N; Gidal, Barry; Hovinga, Collin A; Wilner, Andrew N; Vazquez, Blanca; Holmes, Lewis; Krumholz, Allan; Finnell, Richard; Le Guen, Claire
2009 May;50(5):1229-1236, Epilepsia
— id: 102265, year: 2009, vol: 50, page: 1229, stat: Journal Article,

Management issues for women with epilepsy-Focus on pregnancy (an evidence-based review): II. Teratogenesis and perinatal outcomes: Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee and Therapeutics and Technology Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society
Harden, Cynthia L; Meador, Kimford J; Pennell, Page B; Hauser, W Allen; Gronseth, Gary S; French, Jacqueline A; Wiebe, Samuel; Thurman, David; Koppel, Barbara S; Kaplan, Peter W; Robinson, Julian N; Hopp, Jennifer; Ting, Tricia Y; Gidal, Barry; Hovinga, Collin A; Wilner, Andrew N; Vazquez, Blanca; Holmes, Lewis; Krumholz, Allan; Finnell, Richard; Hirtz, Deborah; Le Guen, Claire
2009 May;50(5):1237-1246, Epilepsia
— id: 102264, year: 2009, vol: 50, page: 1237, stat: Journal Article,

Management issues for women with epilepsy--focus on pregnancy (an evidence-based review): III. Vitamin K, folic acid, blood levels, and breast-feeding: Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee and Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society
Harden, Cynthia L; Pennell, Page B; Koppel, Barbara S; Hovinga, Collin A; Gidal, Barry; Meador, Kimford J; Hopp, Jennifer; Ting, Tricia Y; Hauser, W A; Thurman, David; Kaplan, Peter W; Robinson, Julian N; French, Jacqueline A; Wiebe, Samuel; Wilner, Andrew N; Vazquez, Blanca; Holmes, Lewis; Krumholz, Allan; Finnell, Richard; Shafer, Patricia O; Le Guen, Claire L
2009 May;50(5):1247-1255, Epilepsia
— id: 102263, year: 2009, vol: 50, page: 1247, stat: Journal Article,

Zonisamide for the treatment of myoclonic seizures in progressive myoclonic epilepsy: An open-label study
Vossler D.G.; Conry J.A.; Murphy J.V.; Boustany R.-M.; Legarda S.; Ruggles K.; Schachter S.; Krishnamurthy K.; Sheth R.; Vazquez B.; Barkley G.; Chugani H.; Duchowny M.; Flamini R.; Sirven J.; Uthman B.; Wheless J.; Asconape J.; Miller C.S.; Pellock J.; Van Orman C.; Filloux F.
2008 ;10(1):31-34, Epileptic disorders
— id: 78394, year: 2008, vol: 10, page: 31, stat: Journal Article,

Pediatric language mapping: sensitivity of neurostimulation and Wada testing in epilepsy surgery
Schevon, Catherine A; Carlson, Chad; Zaroff, Charles M; Weiner, Howard J; Doyle, Werner K; Miles, Daniel; Lajoie, Josiane; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Pacia, Steven; Vazquez, Blanca; Luciano, Daniel; Najjar, Souhel; Devinsky, Orrin
2007 Mar;48(3):539-545, Epilepsia
— id: 71610, year: 2007, vol: 48, page: 539, stat: Journal Article,

Epilepsy and women's health issues: unmet needs--survey results from women with epilepsy
Vazquez, Blanca; Gibson, Patricia; Kustra, Robert
2007 Feb;10(1):163-169, Epilepsy & behavior
— id: 81569, year: 2007, vol: 10, page: 163, stat: Journal Article,

A case of extended spectrum GEFS
Grant, AC; Vazquez, BR
2006 FEB ;11(2):41-42, CNS spectrums
— id: 98079, year: 2006, vol: 11, page: 41, stat: Journal Article,

A case of extended spectrum GEFS+
Grant, Arthur C; Vazquez, Blanca
2005 ;46 Suppl 10:39-40, Epilepsia
— id: 63843, year: 2005, vol: 46 Suppl 10, page: 39, stat: Journal Article,

Que es la Epilepsia? Attitudes and knowledge of epilepsy by Spanish-speaking adults in the United States
Sirven, JI; Lopez, RA; Vazquez, B; Van Haverbeke, P
2005 SEP ;7(2):259-265, Epilepsy & behavior
— id: 98166, year: 2005, vol: 7, page: 259, stat: Journal Article,

Role of cerebral lateralization in control of immune processes in humans
Meador, KJ; Loring, DW; Ray, PG; Helman, SW; Vazquez, BR; Neveu, PJ
2004 JUN ;55(6):840-844, Annals of neurology
— id: 98208, year: 2004, vol: 55, page: 840, stat: Journal Article,

Bone disease associated with antiepileptic drugs
Pack, Alison M; Gidal, Barry; Vazquez, Blanca
2004 Feb;71 Suppl 2:S42-S48, Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine
— id: 648232, year: 2004, vol: 71 Suppl 2, page: S42, stat: Journal Article,

Monotherapy in epilepsy: role of the newer antiepileptic drugs
Vazquez, Blanca
2004 Oct;61(9):1361-1365, Archives of neurology
— id: 46119, year: 2004, vol: 61, page: 1361, stat: Journal Article,

Rapid infusion with valproate sodium is well tolerated in patients with epilepsy
Wheless, JW; Vazquez, BR; Kanner, AM; Ramsay, RE; Morton, L; Pellock, JM
2004 OCT 26 ;63(8):1507-1508, Neurology
— id: 46468, year: 2004, vol: 63, page: 1507, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical features of patients with unilateral mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) with persistent seizures following antero-mesial temporal resection
Yousef, TA; Pacia, SV; Barr, W; Cohen, E; Doyle, W; Devinsky, O; Luciano, D; Vazquez, B; Miles, D; Najjar, S; Kuzniecky, R
2004 AUG-SEP ;45(3):88-88, Epilepsia
— id: 49017, year: 2004, vol: 45, page: 88, stat: Journal Article,

Comorbidities of epilepsy: Special topics - Foreword
Devinsky, O; Vazquez, B
2003 DEC ;4(6):S1-S1, Epilepsy & behavior
— id: 42547, year: 2003, vol: 4, page: S1, stat: Journal Article,

An effective neuropsychological screening battery for Hispanic epilepsy patients
Myers, L; Barr, WB; Vazquez, B; Devinsky, O
2003 FEB ;17(1):92-92, Clinical neuropsychologist
— id: 104268, year: 2003, vol: 17, page: 92, stat: Journal Article,

Extent of ictal origin in mesial temporal sclerosis patients monitored with subdural intracranial electrodes predicts outcome
Prasad, Avinash; Pacia, Steven V; Vazquez, Blanca; Doyle, Werner K; Devinsky, Orrin
2003 Jul-Aug;20(4):243-248, Journal of clinical neurophysiology
— id: 44949, year: 2003, vol: 20, page: 243, stat: Journal Article,

Foreword
Vazquez, B; Devinsky, O
2003 ;4(SUPPL. 2):-, Epilepsy & behavior
— id: 651202, year: 2003, vol: 4, page: , stat: Journal Article,

Epilepsy and anxiety
Vazquez, Blanca; Devinsky, Orrin
2003 Dec;4 Suppl 4:S20-S25, Epilepsy & behavior
— id: 60152, year: 2003, vol: 4 Suppl 4, page: S20, stat: Journal Article,

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of remacemide hydrochloride in patients with refractory epilepsy following pre-surgical assessment
Devinsky, O; Vazquez, B; Faught, E; Leppik, I E; Pellock, J M; Schachter, S; Alderfer, V; Holdich, T A H
2002 Sep;11(6):371-376, Seizure
— id: 34405, year: 2002, vol: 11, page: 371, stat: Journal Article,

Premorbid psychiatric risk factors for postictal psychosis
Alper K; Devinsky O; Westbrook L; Luciano D; Pacia S; Perrine K; Vazquez B
2001 Fall;13(4):492-499, Journal of neuropsychiatry & clinical neurosciences
— id: 26525, year: 2001, vol: 13, page: 492, stat: Journal Article,

Differential cognitive and behavioral effects of carbamazepine and lamotrigine
Meador, KJ; Loring, DW; Ray, PG; Murro, AM; King, DW; Perrine, KR; Vazquez, BR; Kiolbasa, T
2001 MAY 8 ;56(9):1177-1182, Neurology
— id: 98286, year: 2001, vol: 56, page: 1177, stat: Journal Article,

Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) as monotherapy in patients with partial seizures
Sachdeo, R; Beydoun, A; Schachter, S; Vazquez, B; Schaul, N; Mesenbrink, P; Kramer, L; D'Souza, J
2001 SEP 11 ;57(5):864-871, Neurology
— id: 54934, year: 2001, vol: 57, page: 864, stat: Journal Article,

Pregabalin in-patient monotherapy trial study results and impact of seizure frequency on efficacy evaluations
Abou-Khalil, BW; Vazquez, BR; Beydoun, AA; Elger, CE; Biton, V; Krauss, GL; Smith, TM; Greiner, MJ; Knapp, LE; Bockbrader, HN; Garofalo, EE
1999 OCT ;40(9):109-109, Epilepsia
— id: 53856, year: 1999, vol: 40, page: 109, stat: Journal Article,

Excellent outcome of surgical treatment for refractory epilepsy associated with extratemporal MRI identified disorders of cortical development
Bernadette, E; Doyle, W; Devinsky, O; Pacia, S; Vazquez, B; Luciano, D; Najjar, S; Mesad, S; Zupanc, M; Silverberg, A; Rivera, E
1999 OCT ;40(9):217-217, Epilepsia
— id: 53861, year: 1999, vol: 40, page: 217, stat: Journal Article,

Oxcarbazepine: double-blind, randomized, placebo-control, monotherapy trial for partial seizures
Schachter, S C; Vazquez, B; Fisher, R S; Laxer, K D; Montouris, G D; Combs-Cantrell, D T; Faught, E; Willmore, L J; Morris, G L; Ojemann, L; Bennett, D; Mesenbrink, P; D'Souza, J; Kramer, L
1999 Mar;52(4):732-737, Neurology
— id: 558342, year: 1999, vol: 52, page: 732, stat: Journal Article,

An active-control trial of lamotrigine monotherapy for partial seizures
Gilliam, F; Vazquez, B; Sackellares, J C; Chang, G Y; Messenheimer, J; Nyberg, J; Risner, M E; Rudd, G D
1998 Oct;51(4):1018-1025, Neurology
— id: 563652, year: 1998, vol: 51, page: 1018, stat: Journal Article,

Dissociation in epilepsy and conversion nonepileptic seizures
Alper K; Devinsky O; Perrine K; Luciano D; Vazquez B; Pacia S; Rhee E
1997 Sep;38(9):991-997, Epilepsia
— id: 12132, year: 1997, vol: 38, page: 991, stat: Journal Article,

Frontal functions in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
Devinsky O; Gershengorn J; Brown E; Perrine K; Vazquez B; Luciano D
1997 Oct;10(4):243-246, Neuropsychiatry neuropsychology & behavioral neurology
— id: 12233, year: 1997, vol: 10, page: 243, stat: Journal Article,

Multiple subpial transections in language cortex: Effects on language functions
Devinsky, O; Perrine, K; Pacia, S; Vazquez, B; Buchwald, J; Luciano, DJ
1997 SEP-OCT ;10(5):247-253, Journal of epilepsy
— id: 104281, year: 1997, vol: 10, page: 247, stat: Journal Article,

Multiple subpial transection for intractable partial seizures: Seizure outcome
Pacia, SV; Devinsky, O; Perrine, K; Luciano, DJ; Vazquez, B; Doyle, WK; Dogali, M; Abramson, HS
1997 MAR-APR ;10(2):86-91, Journal of epilepsy
— id: 104283, year: 1997, vol: 10, page: 86, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical profile of patients with epileptic and nonepileptic seizures
Devinsky O; Sanchez-Villasenor F; Vazquez B; Kothari M; Alper K; Luciano D
1996 Jun;46(6):1530-1533, Neurology
— id: 12601, year: 1996, vol: 46, page: 1530, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical features of neocortical temporal lobe epilepsy
Pacia SV; Devinsky O; Perrine K; Ravdin L; Luciano D; Vazquez B; Doyle WK
1996 Nov;40(5):724-730, Annals of neurology
— id: 34436, year: 1996, vol: 40, page: 724, stat: Journal Article,

Psychiatric classification of nonconversion nonepileptic seizures
Alper K; Devinsky O; Perrine K; Vazquez B; Luciano D
1995 Feb;52(2):199-201, Archives of neurology
— id: 12805, year: 1995, vol: 52, page: 199, stat: Journal Article,

DISSOCIATION IN PATIENTS WITH EPILEPTIC AND NONEPILEPTIC SEIZURES
ALPER, K; DEVINSKY, O; PERRINE, K; LUCIANO, D; VAZQUEZ, B; PACIA, S; ABRAMSON, H
1995 OCT ;36(4):640-640, Epilepsia
— id: 104295, year: 1995, vol: 36, page: 640, stat: Journal Article,

Psychogenic basilar migraine: report of four cases
Sanchez-Villasenor F; Devinsky O; Hainline B; Weinreb H; Luciano D; Vazquez B
1995 Jul;45(7):1291-1294, Neurology
— id: 56844, year: 1995, vol: 45, page: 1291, stat: Journal Article,

SPANISH TRANSLATION AND ADAPTATION OF AN EPILEPSY QUALITY-OF-LIFE INSTRUMENT
VAZQUEZ, B; DEVINSKY, O; CRAMER, JA; PERRINE, K; CRUZ, RF; KANNER, AM
1995 NOV ;36(22):446-446, Epilepsia
— id: 52683, year: 1995, vol: 36, page: 446, stat: Journal Article,

Multiple subpial transections in the language cortex
Devinsky O; Perrine K; Vazquez B; Luciano DJ; Dogali M
1994 Apr;117(Pt 2):255-265, Brain
— id: 6358, year: 1994, vol: 117, page: 255, stat: Journal Article,

New antiepileptic drugs for children: felbamate, gabapentin, lamotrigine, and vigabatrin
Devinsky O; Vazquez B; Luciano D
1994 Oct;9 Suppl 1:S33-S45, Journal of child neurology
— id: 12887, year: 1994, vol: 9 Suppl 1, page: S33, stat: Journal Article,

The prolonged QT syndrome presenting as epilepsy: a report of two cases and literature review
Pacia SV; Devinsky O; Luciano DJ; Vazquez B
1994 Aug;44(8):1408-1410, Neurology
— id: 34441, year: 1994, vol: 44, page: 1408, stat: Journal Article,

Nonepileptic seizures and childhood sexual and physical abuse
Alper K; Devinsky O; Perrine K; Vazquez B; Luciano D
1993 Oct;43(10):1950-1953, Neurology
— id: 56494, year: 1993, vol: 43, page: 1950, stat: Journal Article,

Behavioral changes associated with epilepsy
Devinsky O; Vazquez B
1993 Feb;11(1):127-149, Neurologic clinics
— id: 13258, year: 1993, vol: 11, page: 127, stat: Journal Article,

Ictal and postictal apraxia
Devinsky O; Vazquez B; Perrine K; Luciano DJ
1993 ;6(4):256-259, Neuropsychiatry neuropsychology & behavioral neurology
— id: 8155, year: 1993, vol: 6, page: 256, stat: Journal Article,

Lateralizing significance of head and eye deviation in secondary generalized tonic-clonic seizures
Kernan JC; Devinsky O; Luciano DJ; Vazquez B; Perrine K
1993 Jul;43(7):1308-1310, Neurology
— id: 13121, year: 1993, vol: 43, page: 1308, stat: Journal Article,

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: Clinical features and factors related to misdiagnosis
Vazquez B; Devinksy O; Luciano D; Alper K; et al
1993 ;6(4):233-238, Journal of epilepsy
— id: 8160, year: 1993, vol: 6, page: 233, stat: Journal Article,

MULTIPLE SUBPIAL TRANSECTIONS OF LANGUAGE AREAS - POSTOPERATIVE LANGUAGE FUNCTION AND SEIZURE CONTROL
VAZQUEZ, B; DEVINSKY, O; PERRINE, K; LUCIANO, DJ; DOGALI, M
1993 APR ;43(4):A418-A418, Neurology
— id: 104308, year: 1993, vol: 43, page: A418, stat: Journal Article,