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Husain named chief of Epilepsy, Sleep, and Clinical Neurophysiology division

Friday, September 28, 2018

Aatif Husain, MD, will become the Duke Neurology Department’s new Chief of the division of Epilepsy, Sleep and Clinical Neurophysiology as of October 1, 2018. He will also take on the new role of Director of the Duke Epilepsy Center.

In addition to being an international expert in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy, Husain is past president of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and currently serves as the Treasurer of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Husain is the author of more than 100 publications and nine books including landmark studies on the treatment of refractory seizures and non-convulsive status epilepticus. He is also the regional director of the Southeast Epilepsy Center of Excellence in the Veterans Administration Health System and is about to the assume the role of National Director. He is also a world-leader in neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring.

“All of us who know Dr. Husain well marvel at the dedication and excellence he brings to his patients, to Duke and to the field of Neurology,” said Department Chair Richard O’Brien, MD, PhD. “He has a strong vision for the future of the division and we will all benefit from his leadership.”