Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Shlomo Shinnar is a neurologist, pediatrician and epidemiologist. His expertise focuses on comprehensive epilepsy management, child neurology and clinical neurophysiology.
Dr. Shinnar conducts research on a variety of topics relating to childhood seizures, including when to initiate and discontinue antiepileptic drug therapy, prognosis following a first seizure, and prognosis following discontinuation of medications in children with seizures. He studies status epilepticus, a life-threatening condition of persistent continuous and unremitting brain seizure lasting longer than 30 minutes. He is also involved in research in autism, an increasingly common neurological condition in childhood.
His current research focuses on the consequences of prolonged febrile seizures, the most common seizure seen in children and on the long term outcomes of childhood absence (petit-mal) seizures which are the most common form of epilepsy in children. He is also involved in clinical trials that test how well different treatments work.
Dr. Shinnar is the senior editor of the book Childhood Seizures and co-editor of the book Febrile Seizures. He has published over 150 original papers and over 100 reviews and chapters. He is the recipient of the prestigious Research Recognition Award of the American Epilepsy Society.
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ABC News (via MedPage Today) features comments by Dr. Shlomo Shinnar in an article on the death of R&B icon Teena Marie, whose death might have been caused by a grand mal seizure.