Dec 1, 2023

Kelly G. Knupp, MD, MSCS, FAES, Receives 2023 Fritz E. Dreifuss Award

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ORLANDO, Fla. ― Kelly G. Knupp, MD, MSCS, FAES, presented the Fritz E. Dreifuss lecture during the Presidential Symposium at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES). Dr. Knupp’s presentation was titled “A View from the Clinic: Need for Better Treatments.”

Dr. Knupp is an associate professor of pediatrics and neurology at the University of Colorado, Aurora. She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of New York followed by pediatric neurology residency at Columbia University at Children’s Hospital of New York. After her residency, she trained as a clinical fellow in pediatric epilepsy at the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Knupp currently practices at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora where she is the director of the Dravet Program and interim section chief focusing on her interests of epileptic encephalopathies, which include Dravet Syndrome and infantile spasms. She was a founding member of the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium and continues to serve on its Steering Committee which focuses on developing collaborative research across the country for children with epileptic encephalopathies. 

Dr. Knupp serves on the board of directors of AES and on the medical advisory boards of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, Coalition to Cure CHD2 and the Scientific Advisory Council of Cure Epilepsy.



Davis Renzelmann
Public Communications Inc.

About the American Epilepsy Society

Founded in 1936, the American Epilepsy Society (AES) is a medical and scientific society whose members are dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating and curing epilepsy. AES is an inclusive global forum where professionals from academia, private practice, not-for-profit, government and industry can learn, share and grow to eradicate epilepsy and its consequences.