Dennis Dlugos
Past Chair

Dennis J. Dlugos, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; and Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. He went on to complete his internship in Pediatrics at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; a residency in Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Alfred I. duPont Institute, Wilmington, Delaware; a residency in Neurology / Child Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and CHOP; and his fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, CHOP.  He is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, and serves as Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee.  His clinical and research interests include clinical trials, epilepsy genetics and pharmacogenetics, epilepsy surgery, and intensive-care EEG monitoring. Articles authored or co-authored by Dr. Dlugos have been published in NeurologyAnnals of Neurology, Lancet Neurology, Epilepsia, Lancet, Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, and other journals. Dr. Dlugos has been NIH-funded since 2001, and has mentored 30 pediatric epilepsy fellows.  He has lectured extensively throughout the US, Europe, South America and Asia.