Elizabeth Ann Thiele, MD, PhD, Delivers 3rd Annual Drs. Cohen & Duffner Lectureship in Neurology

On October 31, 2019, Elizabeth Ann Thiele, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, delivered the third Drs. Michael Cohen and Patricia Duffner Annual Lectureship in Neurology at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Univ. at Buffalo/SUNY.  Dr. Thiele is Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital where she runs the Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, one of her main research interests.  She also directs the Dravet Syndrome comprehensive clinical program at MGH.   Dr. Thiele summarized her work in refractory pediatric epilepsy and also lectured on Sunflower Syndrome, an increasingly recognized childhood refractory epilepsy syndrome that her group is characterizing.  Dr. Arie Weinstock, section chief for epilepsy in the Univ. at Buffalo Dept. of Neurology, hosted Dr. Thiele during her two day visit.  The annual lectureship honors Drs. Cohen and Duffner, child neurologists and professors emeritus in the UB Dept. of Neurology.

Drs. Patricia Duffner, Elizabeth Thiele & Michael Cohen (l to r)

Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD, presents on pediatric epilepsy