NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Zachary Grinspan, M.D., M.S., will begin a term as a member-at-large of the Nominating Committee of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) at the conclusion of the Society’s annual meeting in Nashville, Dec. 2-6, 2022. A medical and scientific society of 4,700 members, the AES is dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating, and curing epilepsy.
The Nominating Committee oversees the annual call for nominations for officers and the board of AES, evaluates nominees, and selects a slate of candidates to put forward to the membership.
Dr. Grinspan is associate professor in pediatrics and in Population Health Sciences, interim chief of Child Neurology, and director of Pediatric Epilepsy at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York. He is board-certified in child neurology and epilepsy. His training includes a degree in biostatistics and a completed postdoctoral fellowship in quality of care and medical informatics. His published research draws from multiple disciplines including epilepsy, emergency medicine, critical care, health services research, informatics, biostatistics, machine learning, economics, and epidemiology.
He has funded and currently leads several multi-institutional research initiatives, including the Pediatric Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System, a consortium of more than 20 pediatric epilepsy centers that aims to reduce seizures and their consequences for children with epilepsy through cycles of health data collection and analysis, dissemination of new evidence and practice change. He has published roughly 100 peer-reviewed articles, half as first or senior author. He is a practicing clinician as well as a researcher with experience and publications using several quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Dr. Grinspan has been an active member of AES for more than 10 years and has held several leadership positions, including chair of the Pediatric Content Committee and past chair of the Epidemiology Special Interest Group.