Dec 8, 2019

Barbara A. Dworetzky, M.D., Elected to American Epilepsy Society Board of Directors

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Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
8:30 AM EST

BALTIMORE - Barbara A. Dworetzky, M.D., has been elected to the American Epilepsy Society (AES) board of directors beginning at the conclusion of the Society's annual meeting in Baltimore (Dec. 6-10, 2019). A medical and scientific society of more than 4,200 members, the AES is dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating and curing epilepsy.

Dr. Dworetzky is chief of the Division of Epilepsy and director of the Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Her research interests focus on psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and education.

Dr. Dworetzky has served on numerous AES councils and committees including as chair of the Council on Clinical Activities (2015-2017), chair of the Practice Management Committee (2011-2013), a member of the Treatments Committee (2011-2017), the Needs Assessment and Educational Outcomes Task Force (2019) and as the AES member representative to the Epilepsy Leadership Council (2017-2020). She also serves on the Planning Committee for the newly founded International Functional Neurologic Disorders Society (FNDS) and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association and the Epilepsy Learning Health System.

Dr. Dworetzky earned her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York and completed her residency at the Harvard—Longwood Neurology Training Program in Boston. She then completed a two-year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Edward B. Bromfield. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in psychology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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About the American Epilepsy Society

Founded in 1936, the American Epilepsy Society (AES) is a medical and scientific society whose members are dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating and curing epilepsy. AES is an inclusive global forum where professionals from academia, private practice, not-for-profit, government and industry can learn, share and grow to eradicate epilepsy and its consequences.