Speaker Profile

M.D., M.S., Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCSF
Biography

Dr. Lowenstein’s main clinical research to date has been on the management and treatment of patients with status epilepticus or unusually prolonged seizures. His research has been recognized by the American Epilepsy Society’s 2001 Basic Research Award, the Lennox Award and the Ambassador Award from the International League Against Epilepsy. In 2011, Lowenstein and colleagues were successful in receiving funding for a new NINDS epilepsy center without walls, titled “Epi4K: Gene Discovery in 4,000 Epilepsy Genomes,” which has as one of its goals the analysis of the EPGP cohorts. A highly regarded teacher, Lowenstein has received nearly every major medical education award granted both locally at UCSF and nationally, including the American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award by the American Association of Medical Colleges.