Dr. Joseph Sirven Mayo Clinic, USA

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Dr. Joseph Sirven (Joe) is a Professor of Neurology and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and previous editor- in- Chief of epilepsy.com. He is currently Chair of the AAN Education Meeting Subcommittee and on the Board of Directors for the American Brain... read moreFoundation and the editorial Board of Brain & Life and editor in Chief of Brain & Life en Español. Previously, he served as Director of Education for Mayo Clinic Arizona. He was the previous Vice chair of the Epilepsy Section of the American Academy of Neurology, Chair of the Communication Council for the American Epilepsy Society and former Chair of the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation. He is also a professor of practice at the ASU College of Health Solutions.

Dr. Sirven is Cuban American as served as chief medical contributor for NBC Latino, the English language website for Latinos by NBCNews. He is currently the Medical commentator for KJZZ Radio in Phoenix, the NPR affiliate for Phoenix Arizona and for KTBS TV in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Dr. Sirven has published extensively on epilepsy and its treatment. His interests in epilepsy include status epilepticus, surgical therapy, epilepsy in older adults and psychosocial issues particularly those involving Hispanic populations and transportation. His articles have appeared in Neurology, Epilepsia, Lancet, Archives of Neurology, Annals of Neurology, Epilepsy & Behavior and Mayo Clinic Proceedings. He is editor of 7 textbooks: Clinical Neurology of the Older Adult, the American Epilepsy Society’s Introduction to Epilepsy; Clinical Epilepsy, and An Atlas of Video EEG Monitoring. He is currently the Neurology core clerkship director for Mayo Medical School- Florida campus and for Dartmouth Medical School- Mayo Florida campus.