Philippe Ryvlin is a senior neurologist and epileptologist at the Department of Functional Neurology and Epileptology of the Hospices Civils de Lyon, and a Full Professor of neurology at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, the same University where he previously obtained a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience as well as M.S. degrees in statistics, epidemiology, and genetics. Dr. Ryvlin clinical and research activities encompass many aspects of epileptology, including pharmacology, presurgical evaluation, stereoelectroencephalography, functional imaging, psychiatric comorbidity, and SUDEP. He is presently coordinating one of the first five french CTRS programs (Centre Thématique de Recherche et de Soins) that aim to merge in a single centre, a critical mass of physicians and investigators dedicated to the same health issue. This program is built upon the construction of an Institute for Child and Adolescent with Epilepsy (IDEE) in Lyon. Dr. Ryvlin is the Vice President of the French League Against Epilepsy, in charge of the Scientific Affairs, and a Member of the Editorial Boards of Epilepsia, Epilepsy Research, Epileptic Disorders, and Epilepsy Research and Treatment.
Biography Updated on 12 July 2009