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Lisa R. Merlin, MD, FAAN, FANA

Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair for Education
Departments of Neurology, Physiology, and Pharmacology
Director, the Clinical Neurosciences Pathway

As Vice Chair for Education, I overall all Downstate College of Medicine neurology-relevant required and elective coursework, and I am director and founder of the Clinical Neurosciences Pathway. I serve on the CCC and PEC of the Downstate adult neurology residency program, and I am program director of the Downstate Neurology at OBH advanced neurology program. I see neurology patients with the residents in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Clinical Subspecialty:

  • Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • General Neurology
Research Interests:
  • Basic mechanisms of Epileptogenesis
  • Hippocampal Neurophysiology
  • Education projects relevant to standardizing grading and assessments and ensuring longitudinal and vertical integration of our competency-based curriculum across the four years of medical education
  • Teaching residents to teach and assessing their teaching skills
Education and Training:
  • MD: SUNY Downstate Medical Center - 1986
  • Neurology Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center - 1990
  • Clinical Neurophysiology: SUNY Downstate Medical Center 
  • Developmental Disabilities/Epilepsy Research fellowship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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