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Manu Hegde, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of California DavisM.D.2005School of Medicine
    University of California, DavisPh.D.2006Neuroscience
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Manu Hegde is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF. He is also a Staff Physician at the Epilepsy Center of Excellence at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (http://www.epilepsy.va.gov). He received a BA with honors in psychobiology from Claremont McKenna College, before earning a medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience at the University of California, Davis. He then completed a medicine internship at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, followed by a neurology residency at UCSF, where he served as a chief neurology resident for Moffitt Hospital in his final year. He completed a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at UCSF before joining the faculty.

    Dr. Hegde cares for adults with seizures, teaches trainees, and conducts research. His primary research interest is the discovery of epilepsy biomarkers, and he is a principal investigator for the Human Epilepsy Project (http://humanepilepsyproject.org), a large multicenter prospective study of people with focal epilepsy. His other interests include the utilization of novel techniques to improve seizure localization, developing an algorithm for epilepsy surgery candidacy, studying sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), and understanding links between epilepsy and autoimmune disease. He has published on a variety of topics, and has received research funding from NIH/NINDS, as well as nongovernmental organizations.

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    Magnetoencephalographic detection of high-frequency activity in epilepsy patients
    NIH F32NS071738Aug 1, 2010 - Oct 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Hirsch LJ, Mirro EA, Salanova V, Witt TC, Drees CN, Brown MG, Lee RW, Sadler TL, Felton EA, Rutecki P, Shin HW, Hadar E, Hegde M, Rao VR, Mnatsakanyan L, Madhavan DS, Zakaria TJ, Liu AA, Heck CN, Greenwood JE, Bigelow JK, Nair DR, Alexopoulos AV, Mackow M, Edwards JC, Sotudeh N, Kuzniecky RI, Gwinn RP, Doherty MJ, Geller EB, Morrell MJ. Mesial temporal resection following long-term ambulatory intracranial EEG monitoring with a direct brain-responsive neurostimulation system. Epilepsia. 2020 Feb 18. PMID: 32072621.
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    2. Chang YA, Marshall A, Bahrami N, Mathur K, Javadi SS, Reyes A, Hegde M, Shih JJ, Paul BM, Hagler DJ, McDonald CR. Differential sensitivity of structural, diffusion, and resting-state functional MRI for detecting brain alterations and verbal memory impairment in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2019 May; 60(5):935-947. PMID: 31020649.
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    3. Reyes A, Kaestner E, Bahrami N, Balachandra A, Hegde M, Paul BM, Hermann B, McDonald CR. Cognitive phenotypes in temporal lobe epilepsy are associated with distinct patterns of white matter network abnormalities. Neurology. 2019 04 23; 92(17):e1957-e1968. PMID: 30918094.
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    4. Ehrlich T, Reyes A, Paul BM, Uttarwar V, Hartman S, Mathur K, Chang YA, Hegde M, Shih JJ, McDonald CR. Beyond depression: The impact of executive functioning on quality of life in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2019 01; 149:30-36. PMID: 30468945.
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    5. Witek N, Cornes S, Hegde M. Staff Response Times in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit: A Study of Diurnal/Nocturnal Variability. Neurodiagn J. 2017; 57(4):269-275. PMID: 29236612.
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    6. Young AC, Yiannoutsos CT, Hegde M, Lee E, Peterson J, Walter R, Price RW, Meyerhoff DJ, Spudich S. Cerebral metabolite changes prior to and after antiretroviral therapy in primary HIV infection. Neurology. 2014 Oct 28; 83(18):1592-600. PMID: 25261502.
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    7. Hegde M, Lowenstein DH. The search for circulating epilepsy biomarkers. Biomark Med. 2014; 8(3):413-27. PMID: 24712433.
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    8. Kamel H, Betjemann JP, Navi BB, Hegde M, Meisel K, Douglas VC, Josephson SA. Diagnostic yield of electroencephalography in the medical and surgical intensive care unit. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Dec; 19(3):336-41. PMID: 22820998.
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    9. Vossel KA, Beagle AJ, Rabinovici GD, Shu H, Lee SE, Naasan G, Hegde M, Cornes SB, Henry ML, Nelson AB, Seeley WW, Geschwind MD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Shih T, Kirsch HE, Garcia PA, Miller BL, Mucke L. Seizures and epileptiform activity in the early stages of Alzheimer disease. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Sep 01; 70(9):1158-66. PMID: 23835471.
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    10. Hegde M, Santos-Sanchez C, Hess CP, Kabir AA, Garcia PA. Seizure exacerbation in two patients with focal epilepsy following marijuana cessation. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Dec; 25(4):563-6. PMID: 23159379.
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    11. Kamel H, Johnson DR, Hegde M, Go AS, Sidney S, Sorel M, Hills NK, Johnston SC. Detection of atrial fibrillation after stroke and the risk of recurrent stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2012 Nov; 21(8):726-31. PMID: 21546265.
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    12. Kamel H, Hegde M, Johnson DR, Gage BF, Johnston SC. Cost-effectiveness of outpatient cardiac monitoring to detect atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2010 Jul; 41(7):1514-20. PMID: 20508188.
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    13. Kamel H, Cornes SB, Hegde M, Hall SE, Josephson SA. Electroconvulsive therapy for refractory status epilepticus: a case series. Neurocrit Care. 2010 Apr; 12(2):204-10. PMID: 19809802.
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