Michael R. Sperling, MD

Baldwin Keyes Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair for Research - Neurology
Division Chief for Epilepsy
Director, Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory

Michael R. Sperling, MD

Contact

901 Walnut Street
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Michael.Sperling@jefferson.edu

215-955-1222
215-955-0606 fax

Michael R. Sperling, MD

Baldwin Keyes Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair for Research - Neurology
Division Chief for Epilepsy
Director, Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory

Education

Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine 

Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Fellowship

UCLA Medical Center

Publications

Board Certifications

Neurology
Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Neurology, Epilepsy

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Research & Clinical Interests

Surgical treatment of epilepsy: outcome after surgery, predictors of surgical outcome, neurobehavioral effects of surgery;
Mortality in epilepsy: research examining features associated with increased mortality in patients with epilepsy;
Electrophysiology of epilepsy: studies of EEG in epilepsy, intracranial EEG in epilepsy examining features related to seizure control, seizure propagation and spread;
Genetics of epilepsy: project examining genetic factors predisposing to heightened susceptibility for epilepsy;
Electrophysiology of cognition;
Investigational therapeutics in epilepsy: participation in multiple studies of new pharmaceuticals and devices to treat epilepsy.

Hospital Appointments

Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Neurophysiology Laboratory, 1985 - 1997
Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit 1985 - 1997
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, 1995- 1997
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, 1997 - present
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, 1997 - present

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2002-2003 

  • President of Philadelphia Neurological Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member, American Neurological Association
  • Member, American Epilepsy Society
  • Member, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

1999-2000

  • President of American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

Educational Activities

  • Teaching medical students, residents and fellows.
  • Regular instructor at resident and fellow epilepsy/neurophysiology conferences.
  • Regular instructor at resident neurology conference.

Clinical Activities

  • Developed Epilepsy Program at the Graduate Hospital, including design and development of the epilepsy monitoring unit and EEG laboratory, epilepsy surgical program (with Dr. Michael O'Connor), contributing to development of experimental antiepileptic drug program, and clinical research program.
  • Developed the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Thomas Jefferson University, including designing and developing the epilepsy monitoring unit and EEG laboratory, epilepsy surgical program (with Dr. Michael O'Connor), experimental antiepileptic drug program, and clinical research program.
  • Developed Intraoperative Brain Mapping Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Editorial Positions

  • Editor-in-Chief, Epilepsia, 2014 – present
  • Associate Editor: Epilepsia 2007 - 2014
  • Epilepsy Research, 1999-2007
  • Epilepsy Advances, 1993-95, 1996-1998
  • Member - Editorial Board: Journal of Epilepsy, 1991-1999
  • Reviewer: Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Annals of Neurology, Neurology, Epilepsia, Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuroradiology, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Archives of Neurology, JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet