Willard Allen Hauser is Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University where he has taught, done research and treated people with epilepsy over the past 40 years. His accomplishments over five decades include studies on age- and gender-related incidence and prevalence, prognosis for seizure remission, concept on recurrence after acute and unprovoked seizures, studies of mortality, quantification of risk for epilepsy for conditions such as stroke, brain trauma, CNS infection and others, unravelling bi-directional association between epilepsy and co-morbidities, epidemiologic studies of status epilepticus. These studies revolutionized the understanding of epidemiology and risk factors of epilepsy and formed the ground of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) operational classification of the disease. Among other honors and awards, he has received the Clinical Research Award from the American Epilepsy Society and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International League Against Epilepsy and the International Bureau for Epilepsy.
Last Updated: April 28, 2021