| October 9, 2002
Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD, Named
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
PA) - Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD, has joined
the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor,
specializing in Pediatric Neurosurgery.
After Dr. Telfeian received his BS from Columbia University
in 1987, he went on to earn his MD and PhD from Brown
University School of Medicine. Following that, he completed
his post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University School
of Medicine in 1994 with the Department of Neurosurgery.
In 1994, Dr. Telfeian began his internship with the
Department of Surgery at the Hospital of the University
of Pennsylvania (HUP) and in 1995 he started his residency
with the Department of Neurological Surgery at HUP.
From January 2000 to July 2000, Dr. Telfeian attended
the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne,
Switzerland to begin his clinical fellowship in functional-epilepsy
neurosurgery. He then finished his fellowship training
in pediatric neurosurgery at The Children's Hospital
of Philadelphia. His research interests involve the
mapping of epileptic brain patterns and the development
of new surgical treatments for epilepsy.
Dr. Telfeian is a recipient of several honors and awards
including the Designated 2002 Academic Medicine Mentor
award on behalf of the Fellowship Program in Academic
Medicine for Minority Students and research awards in
epilepsy from the American Association of Neurological
Surgeons and the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
He is a member of the American Federation for Clinical
Research, the Society for Neuroscience and the American
Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has authored
numerous research studies which appeared in publications
including the Journal of Neurosurgery, Epilepsia,
Journal of Clinical Cancer Research, Pediatric Neurosurgery,
Spine, and Advances in Neurology. Dr. Telfeian
is a Philadelphia area native and is married with one
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