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Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman
of Neurology

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Martin J. Gallagher, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Gallagher earned his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1989, graduating summa cum laude. He was a visiting scholar in neurobiology at Harvard University Medical School from 1992 to 1996, and earned a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and an M.D. from Washington University in 1997. He began his postgraduate training with an internship in internal medicine at Washington University, completed a neurology residency at Washington University in 2001, and a surgical epilepsy fellowship at Washington University from 2001 to 2002. Dr. Gallagher became an instructor of Neurology at Washington University in 2001 and joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as assistant professor of Neurology in 2002.

Dr. Gallagher is board certified by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology in three specialties, Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy Monitoring, and he is currently an attending physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His main research interest is in the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms by which mutations in epilepsy genes cause disease. His predominant clinical focus is in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with epilepsy.


Martin Gallagher, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Epilepsy Division
1161 21st Avenue South
A-0118 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232

Phone: 615-322-5979

Fax: 615-322-5517
Research: Ion Channels in Epilepsy


AES2008 Investigators’ Workshop Web Page (PDF) for Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy Ictogenesis and Epileptogenesis: a Cross-disciplinary Discussion from Molecule to Human Brain