Dec 8, 2019

Kevin Chapman, M.D., Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society

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BALTIMORE – Kevin Chapman, M.D., FAES, 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.

A pediatric epileptologist and clinical researcher, Dr. Chapman is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Neurology at the Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, where he is also the medical director of Inpatient Neurology Services. His clinical practice centers on the care of pediatric patients with drugresistant epilepsy with a focus on evaluation for epilepsy surgery. He has an interest in intracranial monitoring and advanced EEG and neuroimaging post-processing techniques. His primary focus of research is on status epilepticus and electrical status epilepticus during sleep (ESES).

Widely published and a sought-after speaker and lecturer, Dr. Chapman represented AES as the selected speaker for oral comments for the FDA’s Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds Public Hearing (2019). A member of AES since 2001, Dr. Chapman has served on numerous committees including as chair of the Membership Committee (2016-2018), Council on Communication (2016-2018), chair of the Scientific Program Committee (2018), and as a member of the Annual Meeting Committee (2018), the Finance Committee (2016-2018) and the CME Review Committee (2013-2015).

In 2016 – along with Dr. Joseph Drazkowski – Dr. Chapman proposed and implemented the Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society (FAES) to provide recognition and appreciation for contributions made by members in advancing clinical epilepsy care. Dr. Chapman has also been recognized for outstanding contributions as an educator and mentor.

Dr. Chapman is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He did his postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine in Waco, Texas and completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology-epilepsy/EEG at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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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.