Lara Marcuse, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurology
Research Topics:Autism, Brain, Brain Imaging, Computational Neuroscience, Epilepsy, Memory, Seizure
Lara V Marcuse, MD, joined the faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2009. She is board certified in Neurology and Neurophysiology and prior to coming to Mount Sinai she worked at NYU as Director of the Epilepsy Consult Service. Dr. Marcuse received her BA in mathematics and neurobiology from Cornell University and her MD degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In medical school, she received the Dean’s recognition award for exception clinical and pre-clinical work, and was the recipient of the Daniel Mann Award for her outstanding service to underserved communities. She did her medical internship, neurology residency, and neurophysiology fellowship at the NYU langone medical center. She served as chief resident for neurology in her final year of residency.
Dr. Marcuse commitment is to making the lives of people with epilepsy and seizures better. For each patient she strives for freedom from seizures and from debilitating side effects from medication. To achieve this, all possibilities are explored including medication adjustment, complementary techniques, dietary changes including the ketogenic diet, and surgical techniques.
The Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center consists of a multidisciplinary team which includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, researchers, nurses, neuro-psychologists, technicians, nutritionists, and psychiatrists. As such, the center has been accredited as a level 4 center by National Associations of Epilepsy Centers. For people whose epilepsy is not fully controlled with medication, surgical techniques will be considered including the more minimally invasive techniques like stereotactic EEG and laser ablation to the more convention like surgical resection and intracranial studies with electrodes arrays of grids and strips. In addition, the center offers neurostimulation with responsive neurostimulation (RNS) or vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for appropriate candidates.
Despite their being a myriad of treatments for epilepsy, the options still do not fully treat each person. As such, Dr. Marcuse with the other epileptologists and researchers seek to pioneer innovative treatments for epilepsy. We are partnering with scientists at the Friedman Brain Institute to further our understanding of the brain and of why some epilepsy is so difficult to control.
Dr. Marcuse is committed to working with each individual and family to maximize quality of life. Her commitment includes people of every age, every cognitive ability, every socioeconomic background, all sexual orientations and all cultural backgrounds. In addition she is interested in:Pregnancy and epilepsy
Autism and epilepsy
Post traumatic epilepsy
Refractory (medication resistant) epilepsy
Understanding and treating the cognitive effects of epilepsy
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center
Residency, Neurology, Bellevue Hospital Center
Fellowship, Clin Neurophysiology, Bellevue Hospital Center
Outstanding Dedication & Service Award
Compassionate Patient Care
Dean's Recognition Award
L MV, M FC, J YY. Rowan’s Primer of EEG, 2nd ed . London, Elsevier;.
Fields MC, Marcuse LV. Palinacousis. Handbook of clinical neurology 2015; 129.
Marcuse LV, Bronster DJ, Fields M, Polanco A, Yu T, Chikwe J. Evaluating the obtunded patient after cardiac surgery: the role of continuous electroencephalography. Journal of critical care 2014 Apr; 29(2).
Musleh C, Marcuse LV, Fields M. Mystery case: a young boy with myoclonic jerks. Neurology 2013 Oct; 81(18).
Marcuse LV, Lancman G, Demopoulos A, Fields M. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus in patients with brain tumors. Seizure 2014 Aug; 23(7).
L MV, M SJ. Rapidly deteriorating visual problems, confusion, and cognitive decline. In: Case-Based Neurology . New York, Demos; pp103-111.
R B, B M, L MV. New onset memory difficulties and episodes of unresponsiveness. In: Case-Based Neurology. New York, Demos; pp141-147.
S S, M M, R O, Q W, L MV. Transient inversions of visuospatial field. In: Case-Based Neurology. New York, Demos; pp265-269.
M K, L MV. Left facial skin lesions and episodes of fear. In: Case-Based Neurology. New York, Demos; pp281-289.
Marcuse LV, Schneider M, Mortati KA, Donnelly KM, Arnedo V, Grant AC. Quantitative analysis of the EEG posterior-dominant rhythm in healthy adolescents. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology 2008 Aug; 119(8).