L. James Willmore, M.D., professor of neurology and pharmacological and physiological science at SLU School of Medicine, presented the Lennox and Lombroso lecture on post-traumatic epilepsy at last week's meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.
|L. James Willmore, M.D.|
As the cases of traumatic brain injury increase, so do incidences of epilepsy triggered by trauma, said Willmore, who also is associate dean of admissions for the School of Medicine. The meeting, held in Baltimore, was attended by 4,000 national and international physicians and health care professionals who care for patients with epilepsy.
Willmore has spent his career blending clinical and basic science research regarding development of antiepileptic drugs, models of epilepsy and molecular mechanisms that trigger the development of epilepsy. His clinical studies have emphasized the development of new drugs to treat epilepsy and contributions to assessing patients for epilepsy surgery.
He has served on several editorial boards, currently Metabolic Brain Disease, and has published widely. He is the co-author of the book Advanced Treatment of Epilepsy.
Willmore has received numerous awards for teaching, research and service, including the American Epilepsy Society's Service Award.
He received his medical degree at Saint Louis University and trained in neurology at the University of Virginia, where he completed a fellowship in neurochemistry.