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Gregory Holmes MD

Gregory L. Holmes MD

Chair, Department of Neurological Sciences; Professor of Neurological Sciences and Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont

Dr. Holmes is an internationally renowned pediatric neurologist with an expertise in pediatric epilepsy. His research in the laboratory and clinic has resulted in an understanding of the pathophysiological basis of cognitive impairment and other co-morbidities in children with epilepsy. Dr. Holmes studied at Washington & Lee University (BS) and the University of Virginia School of Medicine (MD) followed by residencies in pediatrics at Yale and pediatric neurology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Holmes spent 16 years at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, where in 1996 he became Professor of Neurology and was bestowed an honorary M.A. degree. Prior to becoming the Chair of Neurological Sciences at UVM in 2013, Dr. Holmes was the inaugural Chair of Neurology at Dartmouth Medical School. His research is inspired by his patients and their families. He has over 500 peer-reviewed research articles, books, book chapters and review articles. He has enjoyed continuous funding for more than 40 years from federal agencies, primarily the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Holmes served on the editorial boards of 12 epilepsy and neurology journals and has been on multiple NIH study sections and FDA advisory committees. He is the past president of the American Epilepsy Society and has received many honors, including research awards from the American Epilepsy Society, NIH, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, International League Against Epilepsy and the Child Neurology Society. From 2010–2012 he was a member of the National Academy of Science-sponsored Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies, culminating in the book Epilepsy Across the Spectrum.