Grand Rounds: Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Event Date & Time

December 10, 2021


Microsoft Teams

Event Details:

Harry Chugani, MD

- Adjunct Professor of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY


Dr. Harry Chugani is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist, and is Professor of Neurology at NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center in New York city.  He attended La Salle College in Philadelphia and Georgetown University School of Medicine in Wash. DC.  He was on the faculty at UCLA for 12 years and Wayne State University for 22 years.  Dr. Chugani pioneered applications of positron emission tomography (PET) molecular imaging in children and is an internationally recognized expert on epilepsy surgery, brain development and brain plasticity.  He has a strong interest in infantile spasms for which he introduced a surgical treatment.  He was the first to describe the normal developmental changes of brain glucose utilization from the newborn to the adult in humans, nonhuman primates and cat in relation to behavioral maturation, synaptogenesis and ‘critical periods’.  These concepts have been applied to his clinical work on epilepsy surgery, brain plasticity and recovery of function following large cerebral resections in children.  His work has been recognized through numerous awards, including the Bernard Sachs Award from the Child Neurology Society in 2015.  He was invited by President and Mrs. Clinton in 1997 to the White House to participate in a conference on early childhood development.  He has also been a keynote speaker in the National Governors Association annual meeting.  Dr. Chugani was Chairman of NIH study section BDCN-5 (Developmental Brain Disorders) from 1999 until June 2005.  Dr. Chugani is on the editorial board of several neurology journals.  He was President of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) from 2010 to 2014.  Dr. Chugani has mentored numerous students, postdocs, fellows and junior faculty, many of who now hold academic faculty positions with independent NIH funding.  He has published over 300 hundred peer-reviewed articles and 2 books.

Financial Disclosure Statement

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Director Deepak Kamat, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.  Planning Committee member Steven Seidner, MD has disclosed he receives funding from Draeger Medical for the Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Infinity Acute Care System Workstation Neonatal Care Babylog VN500 Device in High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) Mode in Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Neonates for which he is a co-principal investigator.

CME Statement

The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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