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Stephan Eisenschenk, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Fellowship Director, Clinical Neurophysiology
Collaborator, Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (IMAP)

Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575
stephan.eisenschenk@neurology.ufl.edu

Physical Address:

Department of Neurology
Room L3-100, McKnight Brain Institute
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL. 32611

Mailing Address:

Department of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine
HSC Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610-0236

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Dr. Eisenschenk is an Associate Professor of Neurology for the University of Florida’s Department of Neurology. He attended the University of Florida as a graduate of the Junior Honors Medical Program. He then completed his Residency, Fellowship, in Clinical Neurophysiology in Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine. He is one of only a few physicians nationally board-certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine providing complete assessment of both his patients and the sleep studies he interprets with over 20 years of clinical and research experience. He has helped develop the Sports Neurology and Performance program at the University of Florida. Within the University of Florida Sleep Disorders Center, Dr. Eisenschenk provides evaluation of all sleep-related disorders including sleep apnea, parasomnias, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, and nocturnal seizures. His clinical interests are traumatic brain injury (concussion), epilepsy, and sleep disorders focusing on improvement of cognitive and physical performance. His research focuses on areas of Sports Neurology, sleep medicine, epilepsy and driving capacity.  His research utilizes neurophysiology and neuroimaging to establish diagnostic modalities improving cognitive and physical performance.

 

Professional Background

Education

1997-1998 Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology in Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine University of Florida Department of Neurology

Medical Training

1994-1997 Residency University of Florida Residency
1993 BS/MD University of Florida Medicine Junior Honors Medical Program

Board Certification

Certified through 12/31/2020 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified through 12/31/2017 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Certified through 12/31/2021 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology

Clinical Interests

Dr. Eisenschenk received his medical degree from the University of Florida as part of the Junior Honors Medical Program. He is fellowship trained and board certified in clinical neurophysiology specializing in epilepsy and sleep medicine. His services include diagnosis of both epileptic syndromes and sleep disorders.

Within the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, he assists in electrographic localization of seizure origin for surgical resection. Dr. Eisenschenk also performs intraoperative and extraoperative mapping of brain function to minimize the risk of secondary loss of motor, language, visual, etc., function prior to epilepsy surgery.

Within the University of Florida Sleep Disorders Center, Dr. Eisenschenk providesevaluation of all sleep-related disorders including sleep apnea, parasomnias, narcolepsy, idiopathic  hypersomnia, and nocturnal seizures. He is one of only a few physicians nationally board certified in clinical neurophysiology and sleep medicine providing complete assessment of both his patients and the sleep studies he interprets.

Research Interests

In epilepsy, Dr. Eisenschenk’s main interests are in the cellular and biochemical basis of seizures and sleep-related disorders. His primary research interests at present include the development of methods to analyze multi-spectral data, specifically DTI, T1 and T2 MRI brain scans, to assess the morphological anatomical changes in the brain concurrently with identification of neuronal networks (tractography) connecting various regions of the brain that can be correlated with functional measures in patients with seizures. In addition, he also is pioneering the assessment of driving performance during seizures, objective measures to assess driving capacity in epileptics, and the effects of antiepileptic drugs on driving.

Dr. Eisenschenk’s research interests in sleep medicine include determination of the mechanisms of sleep-related disorders in patients with movement disorders. Research development includes assessment of morphological anatomical changes in the brain concurrently with identification of neuronal networks (tractography) connecting various regions of the brain that can be correlated with functional measures in patients with sleep apnea. Epidemiological and genetic studies in sleep-related disorders are also under development. Dr. Eisenschenk also performed research on driving performance in sleep-related disorders.

Publications Extracted from Medline

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