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Robert R. Clancy, MD

Founder, Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program

Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Robert Clancy is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, who received Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and chemistry from Georgetown University and his MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He performed his internship and residency training in general pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and pediatric neurology and clinical neurophysiology fellowships at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto CA. He joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1981 and is now professor of Neurology and Pediatrics.

He is the founder of the Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program at The Children’ s Hospital of Philadelphia and directed that program from 1989 until 2008. His clinical and research interests include neonatal neurology, neonatal seizures, neuroprotection, pediatric EEG and epilepsy. He is a member of the CHOP Pediatric Pharmacologic Research Unit (PPRU) and holds the CHOP Child Neurology Research Chair. He is involved in international medical education including the Salzburg medical seminars, Korea, China and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

He served as the principal investigator for the single-center NIH sponsored “Allopurinol Neurocardiac Protection Trial” and site PI or co-investigator for other NIH-sponsored trials, including the multicentered “Childhood Absence Epilepsy” study.

He has authored or co-authored 89 full length peer-reviewed research articles, 121 abstracts, 43 chapters in textbooks and co-authored the 3-volume “Atlas of Electroencephalography”. He has given over 200 invited lectures nationally and internationally.

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