Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society

The 2021 application window is now closed. Fellows will be announced soon!

AES offers a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society (FAES) designation to recognize members who have shared their time and talents to advance both the AES mission and the field of epilepsy.

Selection as a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society is an honor that demonstrates professional accomplishment and dedication in the field of epilepsy. It is a way that members recognize peers who have made especially meaningful contributions through research, clinical or academic achievement, volunteerism, and/or leadership. 

Fellows are recognized at the AES Annual Meeting and on the AES website. In professional communications, Fellows may use the FAES designation along with other credentials after their name.


Criteria and Required Materials

You may be eligible to earn the FAES designation if:

  • You are a current AES member and have been an Active, Professional, or International member for at least seven consecutive years. To qualify, you must have joined AES on or before December 31, 2013, and have paid your dues for the 2021-2022 membership year on or before August 1, 2021.
    • Or  you are a senior or Associate member and have previously been an Active, Professional, or International member for at least seven consecutive years 
  • You have attended a minimum of five out of the last 10 AES Annual Meetings
  • You have contributed to advancing epilepsy research, clinical care, and/or the AES mission through volunteerism or leadership


Applications open in April each year.  To apply you will need the following:

  • Completed online application form
  • Two letters of recommendation from peers. One letter must be from a FAES member. You may use this template for your letters, though you are not required to use it. Below you can find a list of current AES members who have earned the FAES designation.
  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $100



Applications are accepted April through early August each year. The AES Membership Committee reviews all applications, and the AES Board of Directors approves them. Applicants are notified in November of their application status.


Questions? Please contact the member services team at membership@aesnet.org or (312) 883-3800.

Current Fellows of the American Epilepsy Society arrow_drop_down
Shan Abbas, MD, FAES
Ahmed Abdelmoity, MD, FAES
Nicholas Abend, MD, FAES
Karine Abou Khaled, MD, FAES
Bassel Abou-Khalil, MD, FAES
Abuhuziefa Abubakr MD, FRCP, FAES
Vinita Acharya, MD, FAES
Jayant Acharya MD, DM, FAES
Seema Adhami, PhD, FAES
Pegah Afra, MD, FAES
Satish Agadi, MD, FAES
Naoki Akamatsu, MD, PhD, FAES
Raidah Al-Baradie, MD, FAES
Amza Ali, MD, FRCP, FAES
Mario Alonso-Vanegas, MD, FAES
Hamada Altalib, DO, MPH, FAES
Gail Anderson, PhD, FAES
Juan Appendino, MD, FAES
Amir Arain, MD, FAES
Nikesh Ardeshna, MD, FAES
Daniel Arndt, MD, FAES
Susan Arnold, MD, FAES
Eishi Asano, MD, PhD, MS, FAES
Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAES
Stephane Auvin, MD, PhD, FAES
Anto Bagic, MD, PhD, FAES
Jacquelyn Bainbridge, PharmD, FCCP, MSCS, FAES
Antoaneta Balabanov, MD, FAES
Robert Beach, MD, PhD, FAES
Elizabeth Bebin, MD, MPA, FAES
Mark Bej, MD, FAES
Luis Bello-Espinosa, MD, FAES
Selim Benbadis, MD, FAES
Elinor Ben-Menachem, MD, PhD, FAES
Meriem Bensalem-Owen, MD, FAES
Michel Berg, MD, FAES
Gregory Bergey, MD, FAES
Peter Bergin, MBChB, MD, FAES
Adriana Bermeo-Ovalle, MD, FAES
Angela Birnbaum, PhD, FAES
Jason Bisping, MD, FAES
Victor Biton, MD, FAES
Thomas Bleck, MD, FAES
Jane Boggs, MD, FAES
Robert Bonwetsch, MD, FAES
Kirsten Bracht, MD, FAES
Jeffrey Britton, MD, FAES
Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, FAES
Ellen Bubrick, MD, FAES
Jeffrey Buchhalter, MD, PhD, FAES
Marjorie Bunch, MD, FAES
Jorge Burneo, MD, MSPH, FAES
Robyn Busch, PhD, FAES
Paul Carney, MD, FAES
Gregory Cascino, MD, FAES
Jose E. Cavazos, MD, PhD, FAES
James Cereghino, MD, FAES
Kevin Chapman, MD, FAES
David Chen, MD, FAES
Jocelyn Cheng, MD, FAES
Raymond Cheng, MD, FAES
Michael Chez, MD, FAES
Yotin Chinvarun, MD, PhD, FAES
Bilal Choudry, MD, FAES
Jakob Christensen, MD, PhD, Dr. Med. Sci., FAES
Steve Chung, MD, FAES
Jeffrey Chung, MD, FAES
Jean Cibula, MD, FAES
Dave Clarke, MBBS, FAES
Paul Cooper, DM, MA, FRCP, FAES
Rohit Das, MD, MPH, FAES
Kathryn Davis, MD, FAES
Ronald Davis, MD, MPH, FAES
William DeBassio, PhD, MD, FAES
Laxmikant Deshpande, PhD, FAES
Kamil Detyniecki, MD, FAES
Orrin Devinsky, MD, FAES
Sandra Dewar, PhD, APRN, FAES
Jennifer DeWolfe, DO, FAES
Dennis Dlugos, MD, FAES
Elizabeth Donner, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAES
Victor Dostrow, MD, FAES
Michelle Dougherty, MD, FAES
Kendra Drake, MD, FAES
Joseph Drazkowski, MD, FAES
Cornelia Drees, MD, FAES
F. Edward Dudek, PhD, FAES
Barbara Dworetzky, MD, FAES
Ro Elgavish, MD, PhD, FAES
Dawn Eliashiv, MD, FAES
Kathy England, FNP-BC, FAES
Dario Englot, MD, PhD, FAES
Mill Etienne, MD, MPH, FAES
Alan Ettinger, MD, MBA, FAES
Philip Fastenau, PhD, FAES
R. Edward Faught, MD, FAES
Enrique Feoli, MD, FAES
Evan Fertig, MD, FAES
David Ficker, MD, FAES
Robert Flamini, MD, FAES
Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS, FAES
Perry Foreman, MD, PhD, FAES
Nathan Fountain, MD, FAES
Jacqueline French, MD, FAES
Lauren Frey, MD, FAES
Daniel Friedman, MD, FAES
Michael Frost, MD, FAES
Denson Fujikawa, MD, FAES
Marcio Furtado, PhD, FAES
William Gaillard, MD, FAES
Aristea Galanopoulou, MD, PhD, FAES
Eduardo Garcia, MD, FAES
Nina Garga, MD, FAES
Eric Geller, MD, FAES
James Geyer, MD, FAES
Barry Gidal, PharmD, FAES
Bruce Gluckman, PhD, FAES
Cristina Go, MD, FAES
Alan Goldin, MD, PhD, FAES
Alica Goldman, MD, PhD, FAES
Howard Goodkin, MD, PhD, FAES
Michael Goodman, MD, MMM, FAES
Heidi Grabenstatter, PhD, FAES
Arthur Grant, MD, PhD, FAES
L. John Greenfield, MD, PhD, FAES
Zachary Grinspan, MD, FAES
Shanna Guilfoyle, PhD, FAES
Ajay Gupta, MD, FAES
Suresh Gurbani, MD, PhD, FAES
Kevin Haas, MD, PhD, FAES
Andrea Hakimi, DO, FAES
Jonathan Halford, MD, FAES
Zulfi Haneef, MD, FRCP, FAES
Cynthia Harden, MD, FAES
Adam Hartman, MD, FAES
Jay Harvey, DO, FAES
Hisanori Hasegawa, MD, FAES
Ayman Haykal, MD, FAES
Ryan Hays, MD, FAES
Christianne Heck, MD, MMM, FAES
Manu Hegde, MD, PhD, FAES
Bruce Hermann, PhD, FAES
Angel Hernandez, MD, FAES
Dale Hesdorffer, PhD, FAES
Lawrence Hirsch, MD, FAES
Robert Hogan, MD, FAES
Mark Holmes, MD, FAES
Jennifer Hopp, MD, FAES
Sean Hwang, MD, FAES
Monica Islam, MD, FAES
Lori Isom, PhD, FAES
Shahram Izadyar, MD, FAES
Graeme Jackson, MD, FRACP, FAES
Damir Janigro, PhD, FAES
Randa Jarrar, MD, FAES
John Jefferys, PhD, FAES
Frances Jensen, MD, FAES
Gina Jetter, MD, FAES
Barbara Jobst, MD, PhD, FAES
Erica Johnson, PhD, FAES
Jana Jones, PhD, FAES
Sucheta Joshi, MD, FAES
Charuta Joshi, MBBS, FAES
Shilpa Kadam, PhD, FAES
Kitti Kaiboriboon, MD, FAES
Giridhar Kalamangalam, MD, FAES
Padmaja Kandula, MD, FAES
Pongkiat Kankirawatana, MD, FAES
Andres Kanner, MD, FAES
Siddharth Kapoor, MD, FAES
Jaideep Kapur, MD, PhD, FAES
Ioannis Karakis, MD, PhD, MSc, FAES
Kenneth Kaufman, MD, FAES
Husam Kayyali, MD, FAES
Jennifer Kearney, PhD, FAES
Paul Kent, MD, PhD, FAES
Sudha Kessler, MD, MSCE, FAES
Ronan Kilbride, MD FRCPI, FAES
Hyunmi Kim, MD, PhD, MPH, FAES
Demet Kinay, MD, FAES
Jeanne Ann King, MD, FAES
David King-Stephens, MD, FAES
Batool Kirmani, MD, FAES
Emily Klatte, MD, FAES
Pavel Klein, MD, FAES
Kelly Knupp, MD, FAES
Sookyong Koh, MD, PhD, FAES
Susan Koh, MD, FAES
Eric Kossoff, MD, FAES
Prakash Kotagal, MD, FAES
Sanjeev Kothare, MD, FAES
Mohamad Koubeissi, MD, FAES
Ekrem Kutluay, Professor, FAES
Ruben Kuzniecky, MD, FAES
David Labiner, MD, FAES
Deepak Lachhwani, MD, MBBS, FAES
Andre Lagrange, MD, PhD, ABCN, FAES
Marcelo Lancman, MD, FAES
Sean Lanigar, MD, FAES
Kenneth Laxer, MD, FAES
Ki Hyeong Lee, MD, MBA, FAES
James Leiphart, MD, PhD, FAES
Jason Lerner, MD, FAES
Susan Levy, MD, FAES
Hongyan Li, MD, PhD, FAES
Mark Libenson, MD, FAES
William Lievens, MD, FAES
Jack Lin, MD, FAES
Susan Lippmann, MD, FAES
Tobias Loddenkemper, MD, FAES
Lucretia Long, APRN, FAES
Carla LoPinto-Khoury, MD, FAES
Travis Losey, MD, FAES
Aimee Luat, MD, FAES
Joaquin Lugo, PhD, FAES
Wei Ma, MD, FAES
Robert Macdonald, MD, PhD, FAES
Deepak Madhavan, MD, FAES
Saleem Malik, MD, FAES
Rohit Marawar, MD, FAES
Carlos Marquez Vigo, MD, FAES
Gabriel Martz, MD, FAES
Joyce Matsumoto, MD, FAES
Fumisuke Matsuo, MD, FAES
Luis Carlos Mayor, MD, FAES
Paul Mccabe, MD, FAES
Danielle McDermott, MD, MS, FAES
John McGinley, PhD, FAES
Kimford Meador, MD, FAES
Uma Menon, MD, MBA, FAES
Lisa Merlin, MD, FAES
John Miller, MD, PhD, FAES
Wendy Miller, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, FAES
Jill Miller-Horn, MD, MS, FAES
John Millichap, MD, FAES
Daniela Minecan, MD, FAES
Mark Mintz, MD, FAES
Waqar Mirza, MD, FAES
Eli Mizrahi, MD, FAES
Avani Modi, PhD, FAES
Jeremy Moeller, MD, FAES
Ismail Mohamed, MD, FAES
Victoria Morgan, PhD, FAES
Lola Morgan, MD, FAES
Martha Morrell, MD, FAES
Brian Moseley, MD, FAES
Solomon Moshé, MD, FAES
Gholam Motamedi, MD, FAES
Alberto Musto, MD, PhD, FAES
Dean Naritoku, MD, FAES
Yu-Tze Ng, MD, FAES
Dang Nguyen, MD, FAES
Colin Nguyen, MD, FAES
Katherine Nickels, MD, FAES
Katherine Noe, MD, PhD, FAES
Edward Novotny, MD, FAES
Lilia Nunez-Orozco, MD, FAES
Marc Nuwer, MD, PhD, FAES
Terence O'Brien, MD, FRACP, FAES
Juan Ochoa, MD, FAES
Jeffrey Ojemann, MD, FAES
Piotr Olejniczak, MD, PhD, FAES
Kalarickal Oommen, MD, FAES
Melissa Osborn, BSN, RN, FAES
Joel Oster, MD, FAES
A. LeBron Paige, MD, FAES
Jayoung Pak, MD, FAES
Juliann Paolicchi, MD, MA, FAES
Kimberly Pargeon, MD, FAES
Yong Duck Park, MD, FAES
Jun Park, MD, FAES
Karen Parko, MD, FAES
Erasmo Passaro, MD, FAES
Hema Patel, MD, FAES
Anup Patel, MD, FAES
Sima Patel, MD, FAES
Jay Pathmanathan, MD, PhD, FAES
Phillip Pearl, MD, FAES
Timothy Pedley, MD, FAES
Page Pennell, MD, FAES
Patricia Penovich, MD, FAES
Freedom Perkins, MD, FAES
Elia Pestana Knight, MD, FAES
Ognen Petroff, MD, FAES
Sandra Petty, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FAES
Jyoti Pillai, MD, FAES
Neelan Pillay, MBChB, FCP (SA), FRCP (London) , FRCPC, FAES
Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, MD, PhD, FAES
Ignacio Pita, MD, FAES
Madona Plueger, APRN, ACNS-BC, FAES
Annapurna Poduri, MD, MPH, FAES
John Pollard, MD, FAES
Roger Porter, MD, FAES
Asuri Prasad, MD, FRCPC, FRCPE, FAES
Michael Privitera, MD, FAES
Mary Jo Pugh, PhD, RN, FAES
Mark Quigg, MD, MSc, FAES
Rajesh Ramachandran Nair, MD; FRCPC, FAES
Patsy Ramey, MSN, RN, FAES
R. Ramsay, MD, FAES
Samba Reddy, PhD, RPh, FAES
Ronald Reed, BS Pharm, PharmD, FAES
Jong Rho, MD, FAES
Awais Riaz, MD, PhD, FAES
George Richerson, MD, PhD, FAES
Anthony Ritaccio, MD, FAES
Colin Roberts, MD, FAES
Andres Rodriguez, MD, FAES
Ildefonso Rodriguez-Leyva, MD, PhD, FAES
Joanne Rogin, MD, FAES
Judith Roman, MD, FAES
Steven Roper, MD, FAES
William Rosenfeld, MD, FAES
Andrea Rossetti, MD, FAES
Stephan Rueegg, MD, FAES
Dragos Sabau, MD, FAES
Kinshuk Sahaya, MD, FAES
Vicenta Salanova, MD, FAES
Jay Salpekar, MD, FAES
Maria Sam, MD, FAES
Evan Sandok, MD, FAES
Raman Sankar, MD, PhD, FAES
Rani Sarkis, MD, M.Sc., FAES
Mona Sazgar, MD, FAES
Steven Schachter, MD, FAES
Ingrid Scheffer, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FAES
Steven Schiff, MD, PhD, FAES
Sarah Schmitt, MD, FAES
Mike Schoenberg, PhD, FAES
Lara Schrader, MD, MSCR, FAES
Stephan Schuele, MD, MPH, FAES
Rebecca Schultz, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAES
Lawrence Seiden, MD, FAES
Anbesaw Selassie, PhD, FAES
Olga Selioutski, DO, FAES
Linda Selwa, MD, FAES
Patricia Shafer, MN, RN, FAES
Sona Shah, MD, FAES
Asim Shahid, MD, FAES
Susan Shaw, MD, FAES
Renee Shellhaas, MD, MS, FAES
Raj Sheth, MD, FAES
Jerry Shih, MD, FAES
Shlomo Shinnar, MD, PhD, FAES
Diosely Silveira, MD, PhD, FAES
Baldev Singh, MD, FAES
Deepa Sirsi, MD, FAES
Joseph Sirven, MD, FAES
Bilal Sitwat, MD, FAES
Michael Smith, MD, FAES
Brien Smith, MD, FAES
Georgette Smith, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAES
Elson So, MD, FAES
Kenneth Sommerville, MD, FAES
Marianna Spanaki, MD, PhD, MBA, FAES
Kathy Speechley, PhD, FAES
David Spencer, MD, FAES
Rebecca Spiegel, MD, FAES
William Stacey, MD, PhD, FAES
Carl Stafstrom, MD, PhD, FAES
Kevin Staley, MD, FAES
Alan Stein, MD, FAES
John Stern, MD, FAES
David Steven, MD, FRCSC, FAES
Laura Strom, MD, FAES
Kenji Sugai, MD, PhD, FAES
Joseph Sullivan, MD, FAES
Thomas Swanson, MD, FAES
Charles Szabo, MD, FAES
Jerzy Szaflarski, MD, PhD, FAES
Masanori Takeoka, MD, FAES
Adriana Tanner, MD, FAES
William Tatum, DO, FAES
Jose Tellez-Zenteno, MD, PhD, FRCP (C), CSCN (EEG), FAES
Francine Testa, MD, FAES
William Theodore, MD, FAES
Azreena Thomas, MD, FAES
Tricia Ting, MD, FAES
Francis Tirol, MD, FAES
Jeffrey Titus, PhD, FAES
Alan Towne, MD, MPH, FAES
David Treiman, MD, FAES
Noriko Tsuru, MD, FAES
Carol Ulloa, MD, FAES
Alexandra Urban, MD, FAES
Anne Van Cott, MD, FAES
Paul Van Ness, MD, FAES
Libor Velisek, PhD, FAES
Anu Venkat, MD, FAES
Akila Venkataraman, MD, FAES
Jorge Vidaurre, MD, FAES
David Vossler, MD, FAES
Janelle Wagner, PhD, FAES
Sonya Wang, MD, FAES
Braxton Wannamaker, MD, FAES
Sandran Waran, MD, FAES
Vibhangini Wasade, MD, FAES
Claude Wasterlain, MD, FAES
Elizabeth Waterhouse, MD, FAES
Robert Wechsler, MD, PhD, FAES
Sarah Weckhuysen, MD, PhD, FAES
Timothy Welty, PharmD, FAES
David Wheeler, MD, PhD, FAES
James Wheless, BSPharm, MD, FAES
Peter Widdess-Walsh, MD, FAES
Angus Wilfong, MD, FAES
Korwyn Williams, MD, PhD, FAES
L. James Willmore, MD, FAES
Victoria Wong, MD, FAES
Lily Wong-Kisiel, MD, FAES
Courtney Wusthoff, MD, FAES
Elaine Wyllie, MD, FAES
Michael Xu, MD, PhD, FAES
Takamichi Yamamoto, MD, MS, DMSc, FAES
Ji Yeoun (Jenna) Yoo, MD, FAES
Elissa Yozawitz, MD, FAES
Wenbo Zhang, MD, PhD, FAES
Andrew Zillgitt, DO, FAES