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W. Allen Hauser, MD

W. Allen Hauser, MD

Sergievsky Center
630 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032

Phone 212-305-2515
Email: wah1@columbia.edu

W. Allen Hauser, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY. He is Associate Director at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center at Columbia and is director of the Neuroepidemiology Training program. He is also Senior Visiting Scientist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Biographical Sketch

Dr Hauser received his medical degree from St. Louis University. He completed an internship at St. Louis University Hospitals and fellowships in neurology at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; epidemiology, clinical neurophysiology, and biostatistics at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester; and epidemiology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Electroencephalographic Society, and the American College of Epidemiology. Other memberships include the American Epilepsy Society, the American Neurological Association, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and the World Federation of Neurology. He is Chair of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Commission on Epidemiology, President elect of the World Federation of Neurology section on Epidemiology, and on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the North American Pregnancy and Epilepsy Registry. He is currently on the editorial boards of Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, Functional Neurology, and Neuroepidemiology

He received the "Ambasador" award from the International League against Epilepsy in 1991, a lifetime achievement award from the Epilepsy Foundation of America in 1993, gave the Lennox lecture for the American Epilepsy Society in 1995, and in 2001 he received the Clinical Research Award from the American Epilepsy Society

Research Summary

Dr Hauser’s research interests are in neuroepidemiology, specifically the convulsive disorders. Current research includes studies of the prevalence of epilepsy in Northern Manhattan, studies of the treatment of Neurocysticercosis, studies of the genetics of Epilepsy and studies of risk factors for epilepsy in Iceland. He has published more than 100 book chapters, more than 200 peer reviewed articles, one book, and has been co-editor of 3 books. Most of these publications are on the epidemiology of the convulsive disorders.




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