Neurologist and epilepsy specialist
Dr. Heidi Kirsch is a specialist in epilepsy treatment, mapping cognitive function and the effects of chronic epilepsy and its treatment on cognitive function. In her research, she studies genes that influence the development of epilepsy and the response to antiseizure medication. She is board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology,
Kirsch earned a master's degree in health and medical sciences and a medical degree from a joint program offered by the University of California at Berkeley and UCSF. She completed an internship at Georgetown University and a neurology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was a fellow in clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy and cognitive neurology. During her fellowship, she was a volunteer to the Cognitive Neuroscience Sections of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is a member of the board of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. She joined UCSF Medical Center in 2002 and is a UCSF associate professor of neurology.
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine 1996
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurology 2000
Johns Hopkins Hospital 2001
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