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Edward "Rusty" Novotny

Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Washington
Edward "Rusty"Novotny M.D., FAAN, FAES, FACNS is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Director of the Epilepsy Program at Seattle Children's Hospital. He has adjunct appointments in Neurosurgery and Radiology and serves as a principal investigator in the Center of Integrative Brain Research at the Seattle Children's Research Institute. His clinical residency and fellowship training was in: pediatric neurology clinical neurophysiology, and epilepsy at Stanford and Yale. His clinical and basic science postdoctoral training was in advanced neuroimaging at Yale University with support from NIH training grants and fellowships. As a resident, he was the recipient of the S. Weir Mitchell award from the American Academy of Neurology for investigation of a family with a novel mitochondrial disorder. After moving to Seattle Children's Hospital, he became site PI for the NIH funded Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project. He collaborated with Drs. Heather Mefford, Bill Dobyns and Ghayda Mirzaa to develop an interdisciplinary epilepsy genetics clinic and more recently, a neurotherapeutics clinic to provide precision treatments for neurogenetic epilepsies. As Director of the epilepsy program, he has led development of multimodal imaging and advanced signal processing of neurophysiological data as an interdisciplinary program with involvement of investigators from engineering, computer science, genetics and physics with our clinical neuroscience center. This program focuses on investigations of somatic mosaicism of focal cortical dysplasias and malformations of cortical development to develop targeted surgical and medical treatments.