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Hans Luders, MD, PhD

Hans Luders, MD, PhD

  • Specialty: Neurology
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  • Primary Location: 11100 Euclid Ave (0 mi.)
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  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Japanese, German

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UH Cleveland Medical Center Bolwell (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Bolwell 5th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

Biography: Hans Luders, MD, PhD


  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • Higher Cortical Functions
  • Language Mapping
  • Neurophysiology


  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology


Research Fellowship | Physiology
Physiology - Mayo Clinic (1973 - 1975)

Fellowship | Electroencephalography
Electroencephalography - Mayo Clinic (1971 - 1973)

Residency | Neurology
Neurology - Kyushu University, Faculty Of Medicine (1967 - 1971)

Medical Education
Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile (1966)


Hans O. Lüders, MD, is a professor of neurology at the Case Medical Center. After finishing medical school, he spent four years in Japan and received a Doctor of Science degree from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. He became a fellow in EEG at the Mayo Clinic in 1991, and in 1995 he obtained a PhD in Neurophysiology from the University of Minnesota. He joined the Neurologic Institute of Columbia University in 1975 as an Assistant Professor. In 1978 he came to the Cleveland Clinic as Head of the EEG Department. From 1990 until 2005, he served as Neurology Department Chairman at the Cleveland Clinic. He served as Head of the Epilepsy Center at Case Medical School from 2005 until 2010.

Dr. Lüders primary interest is Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. He was named Ambassador of Epilepsy in 2001 and received numerous awards, including the Hans Berger Award in 2010, the Willian G. Lenox Award in 2014, and the Herbert H. Jaspar award in 2017. He is an Honorary Member of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, the German Society of Epilepsy, the German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, and the Japanese Society of Neurology.

He has edited 20 books and published over 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lüders pioneered the use of subdural electrodes to evaluate a patient with medically intractable epilepsy who are candidates for surgery. He was the first to describe the basal temporal language area, the basal temporal alexia center, and the primary and supplementary negative motor area. Dr. Lüders also developed the 4-dimensional classification of epilepsies and the pure semiological classification of epileptic seizures.

Research & Publications

Research Interests

Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, EEG

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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Hans Luders did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.