• Dr. Muhlhofer graduated from Heidelberg Medical School, Germany in 2009. After one year of postgraduate research on molecular mechanisms of neuronal apoptosis in status epilepticus at the Institute for Neurophysiology at Heidelberg University, he joined the Neurology Residency Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. He graduated in 2010 and went on to do a two year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy and epilepsy surgery at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) before he joined the Epilepsy Division at the UAB Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor in July 2016.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Optimizing therapies for neurobehavioral comorbidities of epilepsy using chronic ambulatory electrocorticographyEpilepsy and Behavior.  102. 2020
    2019 Duration of therapeutic coma and outcome of refractory status epilepticusEpilepsia.  60:921-934. 2019
    2019 Ictogenesis during sEEG evaluation after acute intracranial hemorrhageEpilepsy and Behavior Case Reports.  11:115-119. 2019
    2018 Prognostic Value of EEG in Patients after Cardiac Arrest—An Updated ReviewCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.  18. 2018
    2018 Auras localized to the temporal lobe disrupt verbal memory and learning — Causal evidence from direct electrical stimulation of the hippocampusEpilepsy and Behavior Case Reports.  10:99-101. 2018
    2017 Burst-suppression ratio underestimates absolute duration of electroencephalogram suppression compared with visual analysis of intraoperative electroencephalogramBritish Journal of Anaesthesia.  118:755-761. 2017
    2017 MRI-negative temporal lobe epilepsy—What do we know?Epilepsia.  58:727-742. 2017
    2016 Pearls and Oy-sters: The chapeau de gendarme sign and other localizing gems in frontal lobe epilepsyNeurology.  87:e103-e105. 2016
    2016 Clinical Reasoning: Seizures from the neglected lobeNeurology.  86:e97-e100. 2016
    2010 Transient Protective Effect of B-Vitamins in Experimental Epilepsy in the Mouse BrainJournal of Molecular Neuroscience.  41:74-79. 2010


    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Distinctive constellations and other epilepsies.  127-164. 2019

    Research Overview

  • Clinical Treatment of Established and Refractory Status Epilepticus
    Epilepsy Surgery on Focal Epilepsy Patients with normal (non-lesional) MRI
    Uncommon Seizure Semiologies
    Education and Teaching Clinical Neuroscience
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  • Private Grant  awarded by EISAI, INC.
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    Education And Training

  • University of California San Francisco Neurology, Other
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, Internship
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, Residency
  • University of Rochester Neurology, Residency
  • University of California San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, 2009
  • Full Name

  • Wolfgang Muhlhofer