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Robert Fisher

Academic Appointments

  • The Maslah Saul Professor in the Department of Neurology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Neurology Clinic 300 Pasteur Dr A301 MC 5325 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 498-7551 Fax (650) 725-0390
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 723-6469 Tel (650) 725-6648
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
  • EEG
  • Consciousness, Loss of
  • Convulsion, Non-Epileptic
  • Epilepsy, Complex Partial
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Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Executive Committee, International League Against Epilepsy (2000 - 2005)
  • Editor-In-Chief, Epilepsia (2000 - 2005)
  • Director, Neurology Teaching, Stanford (2000 - present)
  • Professor (by courtesy), Neurosurgery (2000 - present)
  • Director, Epilepsy Center, Stanford (2000 - present)
  • Maslah Saul MD Professor of Neurology, Stanford Medical Center (2000 - present)
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Honors and Awards

  • Pierre Gloor Award, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (Annual National EEG Award) (2010)
  • Annual International Clinical Research Award, American Epilepsy Society (2006)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Epilepsia, International League Against Epilepsy (2001-2006)
  • President, American Epilepsy Society (2000)
  • Best Doctors in America, Woodward & White (1998-2008)
  • Ambassador Award, International League Against Epilepsy (2000)
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University Medical Center CA (1979)
Board Certification: Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1992)
Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1983)
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine MD (1982)
Internship: Stanford University Medical Center CA (1978)
Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1977)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Fisher is interested in clincal, laboratory and translational aspects of epilepsy research. Prior work has included: electrical deep brain stimulation for epilepsy, studied in laboratory models and clinical trials; drug delivery directly to a seizure focus in the brain; mechanisms of absence (petit mal) epilepsy and how the physiology and chemistry of brain changes in this disorder; hyperthermic (high-temperature) seizures; diagnosis and treatment of non-epileptic seizures, the post-ictal state (the condition in the aftermath of a seizure); driving and epilepsy; new antiepileptic drugs; surgery for epilepsy.


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