Dr. Orrin Devinsky is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He directs the NYU and Mount Sinai Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers, the Staten Island University Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and the Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN). He received his B.S. and M.S. from Yale University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School and interned at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He completed neurology training at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and his epilepsy fellowship at the NIH.
His epilepsy research interests include: quality-of-life, cognitive and behavioral issues in epilepsy, surgical therapy, and new medications. He has published widely in epilepsy and behavioral neurology, with more than 200 articles and chapters and more than 15 books. He has chaired several committees of the American Epilepsy Society and has served as a Board member. He is active on the national boards of both the American Academy of Neurology and the Epilepsy Foundation. He is the Co-Editor of epilepsy.com, Epilepsy and Behavior, and Reviews in Neurological Diseases. Furthermore he is on the Editorial Board of several journals, and serves as a reviewer for many journals.