John Zempel, MD, PhD

John Zempel, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Medical Director, SLCH Neurophysiology Laboratory
Washington University School of Medicine

John Zempel, MD, PhD, was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin and in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University.  After training in Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy, Zempel joined the Washington University faculty.

Clinical interests include pediatric epilepsy, surgical approaches to the treatment of epilepsy, Landau-Kleffner syndrome, task based functional MRI, high density EEG- EEG source imaging and combined EEG-fMRI.

Research interests include active and funded research along multiple domains.

Neonatal EEG:  Studies analyzing the relationship between aEEG and conventional EEG, a randomized-controlled trial of treatment of electrographic seizure activity in neonates, neonatal electrodes, quantitative EEG, and preterm EEG.

Advanced EEG: Studies evaluating high density EEG in autism and epilepsy utilizing EEG source imaging.  Longer term goals include understanding the role of the individual modalities (EEG, imaging, diagnostic tests) in the care of patients with treatment resistant epilepsy.

EHR: I am an Epic physician builder and developer and active in institutional and national efforts at improving the value of patient data for care and research.