Dr. Carl Bazil, director of the Epilepsy and Sleep Division at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, will join other sleep experts to answer questions about sleep and well-being during a live Twitter chat hosted by Columbia University Medical Center (@ColumbiaMedNews) and Huffington Post Healthy Living (@HealthyLiving) on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at noon.
To join the chat, follow the Hashtag #LiveHealthyChat or login into the Tweetchat room here.
Dr. Bazil completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a combined MD/PhD program at Emory University, with a doctorate in pharmacology. He was a resident and chief resident in Neurology at New York University, and completed his fellowship in Epilepsy/EEG at the Neurological Institute of New York. He was then Assistant Professor of neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Since 1996, he has been an attending neurologist at the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. He is the Director of the Epilepsy and Sleep Division of the Department of Neurology, and of the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Besides clinical care of patients with sleep disorders and epilepsy, his work includes research on the pharmacology of sleep disorders and the impact of sleep disorders on neurological diseases, especially epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.