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Inaugural Catherine Phillips Endowment Lectureship

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Catherine Phillips Endowment Program

Responsive Neurostimulation for Epilepsy: Clinical & AI Advances

Martha Marty Morrell, MD

Marty Morrell presenting at the lectureship

Marty Morrell presenting in April 2024 for the Catherine Phillips Endowed Lectureship at UMass Chan Medical School, neurology grand rounds.

from left to right: Marty Morrell, MD, and Catherine Phillips, MD

Professional Experience
  • Chief Medical Officer, NeuroPace, a company that developed a responsive neurostimulator for the treatment of medically uncontrolled partial seizures
  • Faculty, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Director of the Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. 
  • Caitlin Tynan Doyle Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University
  • Director of the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Marty Morrell, MD, is actively involved in helping to bring new medical and device therapies to patients with epilepsy. She has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications. Her experience includes fellowship training in epilepsy and EEG training and providing patient treatment strategies working in comprehensive epilepsy centers. 

Her service to professional societies includes member of the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society, member and Chair of the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation, member of the Council of the American Neurological Association, and Chair of the Epilepsy Section of the American Academy of Neurology. She is an elected Ambassador for Epilepsy of the International League Against Epilepsy and received the American Epilepsy Society’s 2007 Service Award for outstanding leadership and service. She is the current President of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics.

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1984) CA
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania Health System (1988) PA
  • Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System (1985) PA
  • Fellowship: Graduate Hospital (Closed) (1990) PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1989)

Martha Morrell, MD | Stanford Medicine

April 2024 Department of Neurology, Epilepsy Division

faculty with presenter and guests

Inaugural lectureship for the Catherine Phillips program

Second Row: from left to right: Felicia Chu, MD, Kyle Rossi, MD, Neville Jadeja, MD, Seema Adhami, MD, (Pediatric Neurology)
First Row: from left to right: Steven Erban, MD, (Department of Medicine), Marty Morrell, MD, presenter, (Stanford University), Catherine Phillips, MD, (Endowment Lectureship), Brian Silver, MD, Pegah Afra, MD, Oguz Cataltepe, MD, (Neurosurgery)