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Shennan Aibel Weiss, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, Epilepsy Division
Physiology and Pharmacology

Dr. Weiss is a physician scientist with fellowship training in Epilepsy. His research focuses on understanding the basic mechanisms of how the brain generates seizures at the cellular and network level. Dr. Weiss' clinical research is focused on improving outcomes for patients who undergo epilepsy surgery.

Education & Training:

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Epilepsy Fellowship                        
  • New York Presbyterian, Columbia University
    Neurology Residency.
  • New York Presbyterian, Columbia University
    Internship. Internal Medicine.
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Ph.D. Neuroscience.
  • Pomona College
    B.A., Molecular Biology.

Clinical Subspecialty:


Research Interests:

  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuroimaging
  • Machine Learning
  • Single Neuron Studies
  • High-Frequency Oscillations

Other Languages Spoken:

  • Intermediate Mandarin

SUNY Downstate

Weiss SA, Staba RJ, Sharan A, Wu C, Rubinstein D, Das S, Waldman Z, Orosz I, Worrell G, Engel J Jr, Sperling MR. Accuracy of high-frequency oscillations recorded intraoperatively for classification of epileptogenic regions. Sci Rep. 2021 Nov 1;11(1):21388. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-00894-3.

Li L, Kumar U, You J, Zhou Y, Weiss SA, Engel J, Bragin A. Spatial and temporal profile of high-frequency oscillations in posttraumatic epileptogenesis. Neurobiol Dis. 2021 Nov 3;161:105544. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2021.105544.

Kapinos G, Desai MJ, Weiss SA, Valsamis HA.Biochemical underpinning of Lateralized Periodic Discharges: Regional glutamate overload? Epilepsy Res. 2020 Nov;167:106442.

Rubinstein DY, Camarillo-Rodriguez L, Serruya MD, Herweg NA, Waldman ZJ, Wanda PA, Sharan AD, Weiss SA*, Sperling MR*. Contribution of left supramarginal and angular gyri to episodic memory encoding: An intracranial EEG study. Neuroimage. 2021 Jan 15;225:117514. doi: 10.1016 / j.neuroimage.2020.117514. Epub 2020 Nov 1. * shared senior authorship