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Michelle Dougherty

Michelle Dougherty, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, Epilepsy Program; Director, Neurology Residency Program


Department: Neurology

Practices: Drexel Neurosciences Institute

Specialties: Neurology

Education

  • MD - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine (1998-2002)
  • BA in Biology and Psychology - Boston University (1993-1997)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Pain Society
  • American Epilepsy Society

Michelle Dougherty, MD, is a board-certified neurologist practicing at Drexel Neurosciences Institute in Philadelphia, where she serves as director of the Epilepsy Program. She has an additional certification in epilepsy from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Clinical Services

Epilepsy, Electroencephalography (EEG), Seizures

Fellowships

  • EEG and Epilepsy - The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2006-2007)

Residencies

  • Neurology - Rhode Island Hospital (2003-2006)

Internships

  • Rhode Island Hospital (2002-2003)

Michelle Dougherty, MD, is an assistant professor of neurology with the Drexel Neurosciences Institute, and director of the Neurology Residency program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

In the Media

Publications

Publications

"SUDEP: Risk Factors and Proposed Mechanisms"
Dougherty, ML
Practical Neurology, pp. 26-27. July/August 2017

"Reproductive Endocrine Dysfunction in Women with Epilepsy"
Pillai, J and Dougherty, ML
Practical Neurology, pp. 37-38. July/August 2015

"Epilepsy Essentials:  Epilepsy Genetics: What the General Neurologist Needs to Know"
Dougherty, ML and Assadi, M
Practical Neurology. pp. 14-16. May 2015

"Antiepileptic Drug Selection and Vascular Risk Factors"
Dougherty, ML
Practical Neurology. pp. 29-29. March 2015

"Medical Management of Epilepsy Secondary to Tumor"
Dougherty, ML
Practical Neurology. pp. 19-20. October 2014

"Perampanel- novel mechanism for the management of Epilepsy"
Dougherty, ML
Practical Neurology. pp 38-39. July/August 2014

"Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis"
Dougherty, ML
Practical Neurology. pp47-48. April 2014

"APOE ε4 is associated with postictal confusion in patients with medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy"
Chapin JS, Busch RM, Janigro D, Dougherty M, Tilelli CQ, Lineweaver TT, Naugle RI, Diaz-Arrastia R, Najm IM
Epilepsy Research, 81:2-3, 220-224, October 2008

"Do observer and self-reports of ictal eye closure predict psychogenic nonepileptic seizures?"
Syed TU, Arozullah AM, Suciu GP, Toub J, Kim H, Dougherty ML, Wehner T, Stojic A, Syed I, Alexopoulos AV
Epilepsia  49(5):898-904, May 2008.

Abstracts

"Anti-NMDA-Receptor encephalitis: case report of persistent anti-NMDAR antibodies 10 years from initial undiagnosed presentation"
Chen M, Dougherty M, and Dalmau J
2014 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology, April 26-May 3, 2014 (P3.320)

"Does Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Have Antiepileptic Properties In People With Co-morbid Sleep Apnea?"
Stephenson LA, Ginal S, Dougherty M, Foldvary N
2007 Annual Meeting, American Epilepsy Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 30- December 4, 2007 (1.206)

"Apoe E4 Is Associated With Increased % Monocytes In Patients With Longstanding Epilepsy"
Chapin JS, Busch RM, Janigro D, Tilelli CQ, Lineweaver TT, Dougherty M, Naugle RI, Diaz-Arrastia R, Najm I
2007 Annual Meeting, American Epilepsy Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 30- December 4, 2007 (3.341)

"Observer And Self Reports Of Ictal Eye Closure Do Not Predict Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures"
Syed TU, Arozullah AM, Suciu GP, Toub JB, Kim H, Dougherty ML, Wehner T, Stojic AS, Syed IM, Alexopoulos AV
2007 Annual Meeting, American Epilepsy Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 30- December 4, 2007 (1.082)

"ApoE ε4 is Associated with an Increased Incidence of Postictal Confusion in Patients with Medically Intractable Temporal Lobe Epilepsy"
Smerz JM, Busch RM, Dougherty M, Tilelli CQ, Lineweaver T, Naugle RI, Diaz-Arrastia R, Najm IM
35th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Portland, Oregon, February 7-10, 2007;  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society; 13(Suppl S1): 218, 2007

Presentations

Invited Presentations

“Recent Advances in the Management of Epilepsy”
6th Annual National Neurosciences Conference, Atlantic City, N.J., 2014

“Top Ten Neurology”
Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa., 2013

“Estrogen, Progesterone and Epilepsy”
Neurology Grand Rounds, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa., 2012

“Catamenial Epilepsy”
Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa., 2012

“Epilepsy and Pregnancy”
Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa., 2011

“Epileptogenesis”
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Elkins Park Hospital, Elkins Park, Pa., 2011

“Epilepsy”
Medical Grand Rounds, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa., 2011


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Neurosciences Institute
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.6915
Fax: 215.762.6914