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Vanderbilt Department of Neurology

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Althea A. Robinson, M.D.

Clinical Instructor of Neurology.


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. Robinson earned a B.S. degree in Psychobiology with an emphasis in Neuroscience graduating Summa Cum Laude at Florida Atlantic University in 1995. She earned her Medical doctorate in 2004 at Morehouse School of Medicine. The next year she did an internal medicine internship at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, followed by Neurology residency (2004-2008). She completed a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship with an emphasis in epilepsy in 2009 and then continued further training in sleep medicine with an emphasis in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee.

Dr. Robinson’s honors include being the past recipient of a William Penry Epilepsy Minifellowship (2007) and the American Academy of Neurology Residents Scholarship (2008).

Dr. Robinson was named Clinical Instructor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University in 2009. She also served as Chief Fellow in 2009. She is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric sleep and epilepsy disorders and the teaching of neurology residents and fellows.

She is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008) and Eligible to sit for the Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine boards in 2011.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests include studying the mechanisms of sleep and epilepsy in children, especially children in underserved populations. Currently, I am conducting research in sleep and epilepsy in Angelman syndrome. The goal of this study is to define the optimal type of EEG recording needed to identify common EEG patterns in Angelman syndrome (AS) and to determine the association of the presence of these EEG patterns to actually having epilepsy. I am the primary investigator in this study and this research is supported by a grant from the Angelman's Foundation.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

1.12/2009: poster presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. Non-diagnostic initial long-term video-EEG study and yield of repeat studies. Robinson, A, Azar, N, Abou Khalil, B

2. 12/2008: poster presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, 2nd Biennial North American Regional Epilepsy Congress Intracranial Monitoring for Refractory Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Predictors of Outcome. Robinson, A, LaRoche, S

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