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Benjamin Kummer, MD

Benjamin Kummer, MD (Neurology)

Dr Kummer is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), with joint appointment in Digital and Technology Partners (DTP) at the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) as Director of Clinical Informatics in Neurology. As a triple-board certified practicing stroke neurologist and informaticist, he has successfully improved clinical operations at the point of care by acting as a central liaison between clinical neurology faculty and DTP teams to implement targeted EHR configuration changes and workflows, as well as providing subject matter expertise on health information technology projects across MSHS. | Dr Kummer also has several years’ experience building and implementing several informatics tools, presenting scientific posters, and generating a body of peer-reviewed work in “clinical neuro-informatics” – i.e., the intersection of clinical neurology, digital health, and informatics – much of which is centered on digital/tele-health, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He has spearheaded the Clinical Neuro-Informatics Center in the Department of Neurology at ISMMS, a new research institute that seeks to establish the field of clinical neuro-informatics and disseminate knowledge to the neurological community on the effects and benefits of clinical informatics tools at the point of care.

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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  • Twitching

  • Fever seizures (with fever of >100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Shaky hands

  • The first seizure

  • Repetitive seizures

  • Seizure with fainting

  • Hand tremors

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures of varying durations and severities. It can affect people of any age and may be caused by genetic disorders or brain injuries, such as stroke.

Symptoms of epilepsy

  • Seizure

  • History of brain tumour

  • Unable to remember what I have done

  • Trembling of fingers or whole body

  • Fluctuations in severity of seizure (suspected status epilepticus)

  • Body assumed an unnatural position when unconscious

  • Abnormal behavior

  • Losing consciousness

Questions your doctor may ask to check for epilepsy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose epilepsy

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Have you ever had a brain tumor?

  • Have others mentioned increased forgetfulness?

  • Do you have trembling in your fingers or body?

  • Did your body contort when you passed out?

Treatment for epilepsy

Seizures can be controlled with medications and lifestyle changes. Treatment regimens vary from person to person. For some, surgery or implantable devices can help.

View the symptoms of Epilepsy

References

  • Beghi E, Giussani G, Sander JW. The natural history and prognosis of epilepsy. Epileptic Disord. 2015 Sep;17(3):243-53. doi: 10.1684/epd.2015.0751. PMID: 26234761.

    https://www.jle.com/fr/revues/epd/e-docs/the_natural_history_and_prognosis_of_epilepsy_305192/article.phtml

  • Manford M. Recent advances in epilepsy. J Neurol. 2017 Aug;264(8):1811-1824. doi: 10.1007/s00415-017-8394-2. Epub 2017 Jan 24. PMID: 28120042; PMCID: PMC5533817.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00415-017-8394-2

  • Thijs RD, Surges R, O'Brien TJ, Sander JW. Epilepsy in adults. Lancet. 2019 Feb 16;393(10172):689-701. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32596-0. Epub 2019 Jan 24. PMID: 30686584.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32596-0/fulltext

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Reviewed By:

Benjamin Kummer, MD

Benjamin Kummer, MD (Neurology)

Dr Kummer is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), with joint appointment in Digital and Technology Partners (DTP) at the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) as Director of Clinical Informatics in Neurology. As a triple-board certified practicing stroke neurologist and informaticist, he has successfully improved clinical operations at the point of care by acting as a central liaison between clinical neurology faculty and DTP teams to implement targeted EHR configuration changes and workflows, as well as providing subject matter expertise on health information technology projects across MSHS. | Dr Kummer also has several years’ experience building and implementing several informatics tools, presenting scientific posters, and generating a body of peer-reviewed work in “clinical neuro-informatics” – i.e., the intersection of clinical neurology, digital health, and informatics – much of which is centered on digital/tele-health, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He has spearheaded the Clinical Neuro-Informatics Center in the Department of Neurology at ISMMS, a new research institute that seeks to establish the field of clinical neuro-informatics and disseminate knowledge to the neurological community on the effects and benefits of clinical informatics tools at the point of care.

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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