Neurology Central

Genetics in epilepsy: an interview with Melodie Winawer – Part 1

As part of #NCEpilepsyWeek, we sat down with Melodie Winawer, Associate Professor of Neurology in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center at the Columbia University Medical Center (NY, USA), to discuss the current state of the field of genetics in epilepsy, and how our growing knowledge can be targeted in the development of new treatments.

Melodie received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania (PA, USA) in 1994. She did her medical internship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York (USA), and then completed neurology residency training at Columbia University/The New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Neurological Institute of New York from 1995–1998. From 1998–2000 she completed a fellowship in Epilepsy and Neuroepidemiology at Columbia, and in 2000 she received an MS in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University. In 2000, she was appointed Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University and an Attending Physician in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Columbia University. She is currently involved in clinical, education and research activities at the Columbia University Medical Center.

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