(Philadelphia, PA) - Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD, has joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor, specializing in Pediatric Neurosurgery.

After Dr. Telfeian received his BS from Columbia University in 1987, he went on to earn his MD and PhD from Brown University School of Medicine. Following that, he completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in 1994 with the Department of Neurosurgery. In 1994, Dr. Telfeian began his internship with the Department of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and in 1995 he started his residency with the Department of Neurological Surgery at HUP.

From January 2000 to July 2000, Dr. Telfeian attended the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne, Switzerland to begin his clinical fellowship in functional-epilepsy neurosurgery. He then finished his fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His research interests involve the mapping of epileptic brain patterns and the development of new surgical treatments for epilepsy.

Dr. Telfeian is a recipient of several honors and awards including the Designated 2002 Academic Medicine Mentor award on behalf of the Fellowship Program in Academic Medicine for Minority Students and research awards in epilepsy from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

He is a member of the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Society for Neuroscience and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has authored numerous research studies which appeared in publications including the Journal of Neurosurgery, Epilepsia, Journal of Clinical Cancer Research, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spine, and Advances in Neurology. Dr. Telfeian is a Philadelphia area native and is married with one son, Clark.

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