Pero Perucca, M.D.
The first Susan S. Spencer, M.D. Clinical and Research Training Fellowship has been awarded to Piero Perucca, M.D. of the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
The aim of Dr. Perucca’s research project based on his paper. High-Frequency Oscillations During Seizures: Towards an Improved Identification of the Epileptogenic Zone is to investigate special forms of electrical activity in the brain of patients with epilepsy. This research could lead to better definition of brain areas generating epileptic seizures and, ultimately, improve the treatment of epilepsy
Dr. Perucca stated that “It is a great honor for me to be awarded the inaugural Susan S. Spencer Fellowship, and I am most grateful to the American Academy of Neurology Foundation, the American Epilepsy Society and the Epilepsy Foundation for supporting my research project and giving me the opportunity to pursue my goal of an academic career in clinical research.
I am also humbled to be the recipient of an award named after Dr. Susan Spencer, who I truly admired for her continuous efforts to provide patients with the best possible care, as well as her dedication to develop young physicians and researchers.
I will work my hardest to live up to the high standards set by her pioneering work in clinical research and her commitment to improve clinical care.”
Piero Perucca, M.D.
Montreal Neurological Institute