Robert L Beach, MD, PhD, 315 464-4243

Robert L Beach, MD, PhD
Appointed 06/01/99
807 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
315 464-4243

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Neurology: Epilepsy

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Neurology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center, 1992, Epilepsy Neurophysiology
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center, 1991, Neurology
  • Internship: Yale University School of Medicine, 1988, Internal Medicine
  • MD: University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1987
  • PhD: University of Connecticut, 1977, Neurobiology
  • MS: University of Connecticut, 1972, Analytic Chemistry
  • BS: University of Connecticut, 1971, Chemistry

Previous Appointments

  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1992–1999
  • UCLA Medical Center, 1987–1992

Clinical Interests

  • I direct our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, the EEG and EMU Labs and the EEG/Epilepsy Fellowship. My clinical interests include epilepsy, seizures, antiepileptic therapies (medical, surgical and experimental); functional neuromaging; differential diagnosis of spells.

Research Interests

  • Epilepsy; Seizures; Epilepsy Surgery; Antiepileptic therapies (medical, surgical and experimental); Functional imaging; Zone state performance; Neuroprotection; Neuromodulation; Neuronal transplantation; Brain stimulation

Clinical Trials

  • A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Study Exploring the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Natalizumab (BG00002) as Adjunctive Therapy in Adult Subjects With Drug- Resistant Focal Epilepsy
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Specialties & Certification

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Severe
  • Seizures


  • Adults and Children


  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Long Term Epilepsy Monitoring
  • Seizure Focus Investigation


  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Fellow
  • Epilepsy Foundation, Advisor
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Fellow
  • American Epilepsy Society (AES), Fellow
  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center

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