Dec 8, 2019

R. Edward Hogan, M.D., Elected Second Vice President of the American Epilepsy Society

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Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
8:30 AM EST

BALTIMORE – R. Edward “Ed” Hogan, M.D., has been elected second vice president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), which is dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating and curing epilepsy. Dr. Hogan’s term will begin at the end of the society's annual meeting in Baltimore (Dec. 6-10, 2019). He will serve three years in the society's presidential line and begin his term as President in 2022.

Dr. Hogan is a professor in the Department of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis and the director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia. He completed his neurology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and his fellowship in epilepsy at the Case Western Reserve University and The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. He is board certified in neurology, neurophysiology and epilepsy.

Dr. Hogan has research interests in multiple areas of clinical neurology and epilepsy including the pharmacology and clinical use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), semiology of epileptic seizures and neuro-imaging changes in patients with epileptic seizures. His research in neuroimaging involves single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as well as functional and structural MRI, including correlation of neuroimaging with clinical semiology of seizures and EEG findings. His research goals include a better understanding of the pathophysiology of epileptic seizures to improve both the medical and surgical treatment of epileptic seizures.

From his early training in epilepsy, Dr. Hogan has valued the unique role that the AES plays in the epilepsy community as a professional organization. He has served as a voting member of the Board of the American Epilepsy Society (2015-2017), chair of the Council on Education (2012-2014), chair of the Annual Meeting Committee (2008-2010), and most recently, contributing editor-clinical of Epilepsy Currents, AES’ open access commentary journal.


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.