Orrin Devinsky
Director, Epilepsu Center
NYU Grossman School of Medicine


Orrin Devinsky is Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, where he directs the Epilepsy Center. His epilepsy research includes development of new antiseizure medications, genetic epilepsies and their treatment, sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP), cannabidiol, autism, healthful behavioral changes, quality-of-life and surgical therapy. He is the Principal Investigator for the North American SUDEP Registry and for the SUDC Registry and Research Collaborative. He is on the Executive Committee of the SUDEP Institute and Scientific Advisory Boards of the Epilepsy Foundation, Dup15q Alliance, TS Alliance, KCNQ2 Cure Foundation, FOXG1 Foundation, KBG Foundation, CURE DHPS, and Chairs the Loulou Foundation CDKL5 Program of Excellence. He founded Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES) and co-founded the Epilepsy Therapy Project and epilepsy.com. Other interests include behavioral neurology, evolutionary biology, nutrition and history of science. He serves on the boards of the molecular biology companies Tevard Biosciences, Regel Biosciences and Script Biosciences