Second Vice President
Michael Privitera, M.D.
Named Vice President of American Epilepsy Society
WEST HARTFORD, Conn., December 8, 2013 – Michael Privitera, M.D., Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Director of the Epilepsy Center at The UC Neuroscience Institute at (UC), has been appointed as second vice president of the American Epilepsy Society, the world’s largest association of professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy. The position is effective December 2013. Dr. Privitera currently serves as the Society’s treasurer.
Dr. Privitera has been a Neurologist specializing in epilepsy and has headed the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute for more than 25 years. He has been Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for 14 of those years.
Dr. Privitera is an internationally recognized expert on advanced treatments for epilepsy and has dedicated his career to discovering new treatments and caring for people with epilepsy. He established the Epilepsy Center over 25 years ago as the first comprehensive epilepsy program in the region. He has published over 100 scientific articles and a book on epilepsy, and has directed over 50 clinical studies on epilepsy treatment.
Dr. Privitera received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the State University of New York-Upstate Medical Center. He completed his residency at Georgetown University and a fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has received numerous awards and honors during his career.
The American Epilepsy Society seeks to advance and improve the treatment of epilepsy through the promotion of epilepsy research and education for healthcare professionals.
About the American Epilepsy Society
The American Epilepsy Society with more than 3,000 members seeks to advance and improve the treatment of epilepsy through the promotion of research and education for healthcare professionals. Society membership includes epileptologists and other medical and allied healthcare professionals, and scientists concerned with the care of people who have seizures and epilepsy.
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