Stephan Eisenschenk, M.D.


stephan.eisenschenk@neurology.ufl.edu

UF Health Sports and Exercise Cardiology
Sports and Exercise Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Student Health Care Center, Sport Concussion Center

Stephan Eisenschenk MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology for the University of Florida’s Department of Neurology. He attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate in the Medical Honors Program and graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1993. He then completed his Residency, Fellowship, in Clinical Neurophysiology in Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine at the University of Florida and has been on faculty at UF Health since 1998. 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 neurodiagnostic studies he interprets with over 20 years of clinical and research experience. In 2016, Dr. Eisenschenk was appointed Director of the North Florida/South Georgia VAMC Epilepsy Center of Excellence for the evaluation of our veterans with epilepsy and the possible relationship with traumatic brain injury. His clinical interests are epilepsy and sleep disorders focusing on improvement of cognitive and physical performance.  His research utilizes neurophysiology and neuroimaging modalities to assess cognitive and physical dysfunction to determine the effects of neurological disorders on driving performance.

Clinical Interests

Epilepsy
Refractory Epilepsy
ICU monitoring
Epilepsy Surgery
Sleep Disorders
Traumatic brain Injury

Research Interests

Epilepsy surgery including responsive neurostimulation (Neuropace)
Effects of neurological disorders on performance including driving simulation
Effects of sleep related disorders and obesity on performance including driving simulation
Effects of traumatic brain injury on performance and risks for epilepsy

Teaching Interests

Medical student, resident and fellow education in neurophysiology and sleep disorders
Fellowship Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
American Medical Association
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Awards and Recognitions

Director, North Florida/South Georgia VAMC Epilepsy Center of Excellence
University of Florida Driving Simulation Working Group- 2015 to present
University of Florida Exemplary Teacher – 2003
Sports Neurology Department of Neurology and University of Florida University Athletic Association, Team Member
University of Florida Medical School Admissions (Executive) Committee- 2013 to present
UFHealth Shands Physician Recognition Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Service or Advocacy by a Physician (top 1% of UF physicians) – 2011, 2014, 2016


Medical Education

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  1989– 1993

Internship

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  1993– 1994

Neurology Residency

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  1994– 1997

Fellowship

Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  1997-1998

Publications

Classen S, Winter S, Eisenschenk S.Simulated Driving Performance of People With Epilepsy”;  Driving Simulation For Assessment, Intervention, and Training; Sherrilene Classen, Ed.; AOTA Press,  2017.

Brain-responsive neurostimulation in patients with medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Geller EB, Skarpaas TL, Gross RE, Goodman RR, Barkley GL, Bazil CW, Berg MJ, Bergey GK, Cash SS, Cole AJ, Duckrow RB, Edwards JC, Eisenschenk S, Fessler J, Fountain NB, Goldman AM, Gwinn RP, Heck C, Herekar A, Hirsch LJ, Jobst BC, King-Stephens D, Labar DR, Leiphart JW, Marsh WR, Meador KJ, Mizrahi EM, Murro AM, Nair DR, Noe KH, Park YD, Rutecki PA, Salanova V, Sheth RD, Shields DC, Skidmore C, Smith MC, Spencer DC, Srinivasan S, Tatum W, Van Ness PC, Vossler DG, Wharen RE Jr, Worrell GA, Yoshor D, Zimmerman RS, Cicora K, Sun FT, Morrell MJ. Epilepsia. 2017.

Brain-responsive neurostimulation in patients with medically intractable seizures arising from eloquent and other neocortical areas. Jobst BC, Kapur R, Barkley GL, Bazil CW, Berg MJ, Bergey GK, Boggs JG, Cash SS, Cole AJ, Duchowny MS, Duckrow RB, Edwards JC, Eisenschenk S, Fessler AJ, Fountain NB, Geller EB, Goldman AM, Goodman RR, Gross RE, Gwinn RP, Heck C, Herekar AA, Hirsch LJ, King-Stephens D, Labar DR, Marsh WR, Meador KJ, Miller I, Mizrahi EM, Murro AM, Nair DR, Noe KH, Olejniczak PW, Park YD, Rutecki P, Salanova V, Sheth RD, Skidmore C, Smith MC, Spencer DC, Srinivasan S, Tatum W, Van Ness P, Vossler DG, Wharen RE Jr, Worrell GA, Yoshor D, Zimmerman RS, Skarpaas TL, Morrell MJ. Epilepsia. 2017.

Lateralization of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with chronic ambulatory electrocorticography. King-Stephens D, Mirro E, Weber PB, Laxer KD, Van Ness PC, Salanova V, Spencer DC, Heck CN, Goldman A, Jobst B, Shields DC, Bergey GK, Eisenschenk S, Worrell GA, Rossi MA, Gross RE, Cole AJ, Sperling MR, Nair DR, Gwinn RP, Park YD, Rutecki PA, Fountain NB, Wharen RE, Hirsch LJ, Miller IO, Barkley GL, Edwards JC, Geller EB, Berg MJ, Sadler TL, Sun FT, Morrell MJ. Epilepsia. 2015 Jun;56(6):959-67.

Crizzle, A, Classen S, LaFranca, C., Silver, W., & Eisenschenk, S. The effect of high and low antiepileptic drug dosage on simulated driving performance in person’s with seizures: A pilot study. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 3 (4), article 3.; 2015.

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