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Dr. Stern is a Professor in the Department of Neurology, Director of the Epilepsy Clinical Program, and Director of the Epilepsy Residency Training Program in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His clinical activities encompass a full range of diagnostic and treatment modalities for seizures and epilepsy. Throughout his career, Dr. Stern’s research focus has been on the networks of the brain’s functional activity that produce the manifestations of seizures and epilepsy. His publications include numerous original research papers and reviews. He authored the book Atlas of EEG Patterns and served as co-editor for the book, Atlas of Video-EEG Monitoring. According to Dr. Stern’s studies, epilepsy as a whole is not one disease, but a term that encompasses many different conditions. Sophisticated video-EEG monitoring provides researchers with an opportunity to reach a specific diagnosis by analyzing the patient’s seizures, instead of relying on recollections. Combining this information with special magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), physicians can more accurately diagnose the epilepsy and lay the groundwork for establishing a treatment plan to control the seizures.