ABOUT THE EXPERT
John M. Stern,
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Epilepsy Clinical Program
Director, Epilepsy Fellowship Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
John M. Stern, MD, is a professor in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Neurology and director of the department’s Epilepsy Clinical Program. He is also director of UCLA Medical Center’s Epilepsy Fellowship Program and codirector of the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center.
Dr Stern received his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. He completed his neurology residency and his epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at UCLA. Prior to medical school, he received concurrent bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
His professional time comprises lecturing, mentoring, an active clinical practice exclusively for seizures, and a primary research focus on functional magnetic resonance imaging of brain networks and their relationship to epilepsy and cerebral function. Dr Stern’s other research activities investigate the delivery of epilepsy care and novel diagnostics and treatments for medication-resistant epilepsy. His research publications have received journal awards and have been highly cited. The research funding has been provided by the National Institutes of Health, the Epilepsy Foundation, and philanthropic sources. His publications include 4 books and approximately 120 research articles, reviews, and book chapters.
Dr Stern has lectured on clinical and research topics throughout the United States and internationally, and he has received the highest clinical teaching awards from both the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Department of Neurology. He is an elected fellow of the American Epilepsy Society, the American Neurological Association, and the American Academy of Neurology. He also served 8 years on the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation and he continues to serve on committees for the Epilepsy Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society.