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Neurology / Adult

Lawrence N. Eisenman, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Neurology
Section Co-Head, Epilepsy and Sleep
Director, Adult Epilepsy Center

Specialty Areas
Neurology - Adult

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Visit Dr. Eisenman's page on the Neurology website

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
Neuroscience Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, 6th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 362-7845
Fax:   (314) 362-0296
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8111
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Epilepsy and seizures, surgical evaluation and treatment of refractory epilepsy.

Board Certification
Neurology -- Certified
Epilepsy -- Certified
Clinical Neurophysiology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1988
Medical Degree: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1997
Ph.D.: Physiology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1997
Residency: Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
Fellowship: Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Mennerick S, Lamberta M, Shu HJ, Hogins J, Wang C, Covey DF, Eisenman LN, Zorumski CF, Effects of membrane capacitance of steroids with antagonist properties at GABAA receptors. Biophys J. 2008: 176-185

Eisenman LN, Shu H-J, Akk G, Wang C, Manion BD, Kress GJ, Evers AS, Steinbach JH, Covey DF, Zorumski CF, Mennerick S, Anticonvulsant and anesthetic effects of a fluorescent neurosteroid analog activated by visible light. Nat Neurosci 2007: 10:523-530

Eisenman LN, Attarian H, Fessler AJ, Vahle VJ, Gilliam F. Self reported seizure frequency and time to first event in the seizure monitoring unit. Epilepsia 2005; 46:664-668

Shu HJ, Eisenman LN, Jinadasa D, Covey DF, Zorumski CF, Mennerick S. Slow actions of neuroactive steriods at GABA-A receptors. J Neurosci 2004; 24:6667-6675

Gallagher MJ, Eisenman LN, Brown KM, Erbayat-Altay E, Hecimovic H, Fessler AJ, Attarian HP, Gilliam FG. Levetiracetam reduces spike-wake densityand duration during continuous EEG monitoring in patients with idopathic generalized epilepsy. Epilepsia 2004; 45:90-91

Eisenman L, He J, Covey D, Zorumski CF, Mennerick S. Potentation and inhibition of GABAA receptor function by neuroactive steriods. In: Steroid Hormone Effects in the Central Nervous System; Sheryl S. Smith, ed. CRC Press Inc, 2004 (Invited book chapter)

Eisenman LN, He Y, Fields C, Zorumski CF, Mennerick S. Activation dependent properties of pregnesolone sulfate inhibition of GABAA receptor-mediated current. J. Physiol (Lond) 2003; 550:679-691

Eisenman LN, Attarian HP. Sleep epilepsy. Neurolog 2003; 9:200-206

Wang M, He Y, Eisenman LN, Fields C, Zeng C-M, Mathews J, Benz A, Fu T, Zorumski E, Steinbach JH, Covey DF, Zorumski CF, Mennerick S. #B-Hydroxypregnane steriods are pregnenolone sulfate-like GABA(A)-receptor antagonists. J Neurosci 2002; 22:3366-3375

Slater NT, Eisenman LN, Kinney GA, Peterson BW, Houk JC. Excitatory amino acid receptor-mediated transmission in the mammalian medial vestibular nucleus. In: Neurochemistry of the Vestibular System. A. Beitz, J. Anderson, eds. CRC Press Inc, 1999 (Invited book chapter)

Sarrafizadeh R, He L, Eisenman LN, Keifer J, Houk JC. Spatiotemporal patterns of activity in an In Vitro recurrent network. Proceedings of the World Congress on Neural Networks (WCNN), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, Volume II pp 585-588

Eisenman LN, Keifer J, Houk JC. Postive feedback in the cerebro-cerebellar recurrent network may explain rotation of population vectors. In: Analysis and Modeling of Neural Systems Conference, F. Eeckman, ed., Massachusetts: Klywer Acad. Publishers, pp 371-376

Houk JC, Barto A, Eisenman LN, Keifer J, Singh SP, Sinkjaer T, Vyas D. Motor programs and sensorimotor integration. In: Proc. IJCNN, Vol I pp147-148

Thakor NV, Eisenman LN. Three-dimensional computer model of the heart: fibrillation induced by extra stimulation. Comput Biomed Res 1999; 22:532-545

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