Dr. Orrin Devinsky, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine,
Orrin Devinsky is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, where he directs the Epilepsy Center. He also directs the Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology. His epilepsy research includes cannabidiol, autism, genetic epilepsies, sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP), healthful behavioral changes, therapeutic electrical stimulation, quality-of-life, cognitive and behavioral issues, and surgical therapy. He is the Principal Investigator for the North American SUDEP Registry and for the SUDC Registry and Research Collaborative. He is on the Executive Committee of the SUDEP Institute and Scientific Advisory Boards of the Epilepsy Foundation, Dup15q Alliance, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, KCNQ2 Cure Alliance Foundation, International FOXG1 Foundation, KBG Foundation, and Chairs the Loulou Foundation CDKL5 Program of Excellence. He serves as the lead investigator for the Epidiolex Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut studies and the PTC Ataluren study in genetic epilepsies. He founded Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES) and co-founded the Epilepsy Therapy Project and epilepsy.com. Outside interests include behavioral neurology, evolutionary biology and history of neuroscience.