Gary W. Mathern, MD
Professor In-Residence, Departments of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Endowed Chair in Honor of Paul Crandall, M.D. for Epilepsy Research
Codirector, Adult Epilepsy Surgery and Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Programs
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Gary W. Mathern, MD, is the Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Endowed Chair in Honor of Paul Crandall, M.D. for Epilepsy Research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and professor in-residence in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, in 1982, he completed his internship at Cleveland Clinic and his neurosurgery residency at UCLA. He also completed an epilepsy fellowship under Jerome Engel Jr, MD, PhD, in 1993 before joining the faculty at UCLA, where he was neurosurgical director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program from 1997 to 2014.
Dr Mathern’s clinical and basic science research focuses on the surgical treatment of pediatric patients with epilepsy, such as those with cortical dysplasia, tuberous sclerosis complex, and Rasmussen encephalitis. In addition to an endowed chair, Dr Mathern was awarded the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award by the International League Against Epilepsy in 2013 and the Founder’s Award by the American Epilepsy Society in 2016.