Sheryl Haut, M.D., has joined the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society, a medical and scientific society with 4,000 members. Dr. Haut assumed her new position at the end of the society's annual meeting, December 1-5, in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Haut is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Adult Epilepsy Program at Montefiore-Einstein as well as Chief of Service, Neurology at Montefiore-Einstein. She previously served as Program Director for both the Neurology Residency Training Program and the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Montefiore-Einstein. She is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy.
Her research interests focus on the temporal distribution of seizures, seizure precipitants, and self-prediction, as well as alternative therapies for epilepsy. She has investigated the phenomenon of seizure clustering extensively through outpatient diary studies and cohorts undergoing inpatient epilepsy monitoring. She has investigated seizure precipitants through prospective electronic diary studies, focusing on stress as a common precipitant. She is the co-principal investigator of a large randomized controlled trial of stress reduction to reduce seizures, using smartphone diaries to collect data on precipitants and self-prediction.
Dr. Haut has served as chair of the North American Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), and in that capacity, she served ex-officio on the AES Board of Directors. She currently co-directs the ILAE Leadership Training Program. Her AES service includes membership in the Council on Education, Education and Professional Development Committee, Investigators Workshop Committee, and Annual Meeting Committee. She is a past contributing editor to the AES commentary journal, Epilepsy Currents, and a recipient of an AES early career award. In addition, she has served on Federal Government Public Advisory Committees, and currently is an ad-hoc member of the Clinical Neuroscience and Disease Study Section of NIH. She is a well-published author, and among her many honors is the Master Teacher Award that she received last year from the SUNY Downstate Alumni Association.
Dr. Haut obtained her MD from the SUNY Health Science Center and a Masters of Clinical Research with Distinction from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She attended Queens College, graduating with a major in Biology. She currently resides in Riverdale, New York, with her husband, Dr. David Rosenberg, and their three children.