Dr. Fritz Dreifuss
Fritz Dreifuss Epilepsy Fund
Dr. Fritz Dreifuss was one of those rare human beings who combined scientific and clinical approaches to epilepsy to improve the lives of people with epilepsy. He never faltered in his role as their advocate.
As a moving force behind the international classificiation of seizures and epilepsy, Dr. Dreifuss was enormously important in facilitiating global research and communication among scientists around the globe. He played a major role in evaluating new anti-epilepsy drugs, pioneered the use of EEG telemetry in clinical practice, and established a widely emulated model of compehensive epilepsy care that is now a global standard.
Dr. Dreifuss served as president of the Epilepsy Foundation as well as the American Epilepsy Society and the International League Against Epilepsy. He was named an Epilepsy Ambassador for the International Bureau for Epilepsy and he served on the historic Congressional Commission for the Control of Epilepsy and its Consequences.
Beyond all of his professional accomplishments, many remember him for his nurturing spirit that extended to his family, colleagues, students, fellows, and, of course, his patients. His legacy of passionately caring for people with epilepsy and setting high standards for epilepsy care within the profession continues to make a difference to families living with epilepsy around the globe today.
The Fritz Dreifuss Epilepsy Fund honors the leadership and passion that he brought to all aspects of his work – please join us in recognizing this pioneer in epilepsy with your gift today.