Robert S. Fisher, MD PhD Maslah Saul MD Professor

Robert S. Fisher, MD PhD, is Maslah Saul MD Professor and Director of the Stanford Epilepsy Center and EEG lab. He had research funding or awards from the Klingenstein Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, CURE, American Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, NIH, and NSF. He has published about 230 peer-reviewed articles and 3 books. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America every year from 1996 to 2019. He received the Ambassador Award from the International League Against Epilepsy, the 2005 American Epilepsy Society Service Award, and the 2006 Annual Clinical Research Award. Dr. Fisher is past-president of the American Epilepsy Society, and has served on the board of the International League Against Epilepsy and as editor-in-chief of the journal, Epilepsia. He is past editor-in-chief of the world’s most visited website about epilepsy, Dr. Fisher led the projects to develop a formal definition of who has epilepsy and an update of seizure type classification. His recent research is on new devices to detect and treat seizures. He led the clinical trials on deep brain stimulation for epilepsy and on the next-generation (heart-rate-sensing) vagus nerve stimulation device. Dr. Fisher has additionally won several teaching awards and cares for epilepsy patients in the Stanford Epilepsy Clinics and inpatient epilepsy unit.

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

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