Dr. Nei Maromi Nei, MD

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909 Walnut Street
2nd Floor, COB Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-1222
(215) 955-0606 (fax)

Medical School
University of Texas at San Antonio - 1993

Residency
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (HUP) 1994 - 1997

Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 1997 - 1999

Board Certification
Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology

Hospital Appointment
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

University Appointment
Assistant Professor

Research and Clinical Interests
Dr. Nei has conducted research regarding various clinical aspects of epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, ketogenic diet treatment in epilepsy, maternal-fetal effects of seizures, brain tumors and seizures, and the effects of vagal nerve stimulation. She has also published several studies on the cardiac effects of seizures, the effects of seizures on the autonomic nervous system, and clinical consequences of seizures.

She has expertise in the treatment of adolescents and adults with epilepsy, women's issues in epilepsy, evaluation for epilepsy surgery, and evaluation of transient loss of consciousness, including the evaluation of seizure versus syncope.

Other Expertise
Dr. Nei is actively involved in patient education and speaks on a regular basis at education seminars for the Epilepsy Foundation of America. She is also interested in medical education and regularly mentors medical students, residents, and fellows in neurology. She has been an invited speaker on various topics of epilepsy at local, regional, and national meetings.

She has served as peer reviewer for several journals, including Neurology, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Epilepsia, Epilepsy Research, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, and Archives of Rehabilitation Medicine. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurology and Neurophysiology.

Member: American Epilepsy Society; American Academy of Neurology; Committee member - Clinical Investigator workshop committee for the American Epilepsy Society; Panel member, National Disease and Therapeutic Index; Epilepsy Consortium

Publications

Most recent Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Carbamazepine treatment of generalized tonic-clonic seizures in idiopathic generalized epilepsy
  2. Ketogenic diet in adolescents and adults with epilepsy
  3. Seizure recurrence and remission after switching antiepileptic drugs
  4. Long-term cardiac rhythm and repolarization abnormalities in refractory focal and generalized epilepsy
  5. Physical injuries in patients with epilepsy and their associated risk factors
  6. Surgical outcome in PET-positive, MRI-negative patients with temporal lobe epilepsy
  7. Employment after anterior temporal lobectomy
  8. Interictal epileptiform discharges and asystole
  9. Latency to first seizure after temporal lobectomy predicts long-term outcome
  10. Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
  11. Characteristics and clinical significance of subclinical seizures
  12. Antiepileptic drugs and relapse after epilepsy surgery
  13. Corpus callosotomy
  14. Prognosis after late relapse following epilepsy surgery
  15. Seizure-related injury and death
  16. Corpus callosotomy in refractory idiopathic generalized epilepsy
  17. Temozolomide treatment of refractory epilepsy in a patient with an oligodendroglioma
  18. Generalized tonic-clonic seizures detected by implantable loop recorder devices: Diagnosing more than cardiac arrhythmias
  19. Value of non-invasive testing when there are independent bitemporal seizures in the scalp EEG
  20. Refractory generalized seizures: Response to corpus callosotomy and vagal nerve stimulation

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