- Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
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.
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Higher Cortical Functions
- Language Mapping
English, Spanish, Japanese, German
Research & Publications
Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, EEG
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)
Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile (1966)
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