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  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Clinical Focus


  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Bellevue Hospital Center

  • Residency, Neurology
    Bellevue Hospital Center

  • Fellowship, Clin Neurophysiology
    Bellevue Hospital Center


     Lara V Marcuse, MD, joined the faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2009. She is board certified in Neurology and Neurophysiology and prior to coming to Mount Sinai she worked at NYU as Director of the Epilepsy Consult Service.   Dr. Marcuse received her BA in mathematics and neurobiology from Cornell University and her MD degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  In medical school, she received the Dean’s recognition award for exception clinical and pre-clinical work, and was the recipient of the Daniel Mann Award for her outstanding service to underserved communities.  She did her medical internship, neurology residency, and neurophysiology fellowship at the NYU langone medical center.  She served as chief resident for neurology in her final year of residency.

    Dr. Marcuse commitment is to making the lives of people with epilepsy and seizures better.   For each patient she strives for freedom from seizures and from debilitating side effects from medication.  To achieve this, all possibilities are explored including medication adjustment, complementary techniques, dietary changes including the ketogenic diet, and surgical techniques.

    The Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center consists of a multidisciplinary team which includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, researchers, nurses, neuro-psychologists, technicians,  nutritionists, and psychiatrists.  As such, the center has been accredited as a level 4 center by National Associations of Epilepsy Centers.   For people whose epilepsy is not fully controlled with medication, surgical techniques will be considered including the more minimally invasive techniques like stereotactic EEG and laser ablation to the more convention like surgical resection and intracranial studies with electrodes arrays of grids and strips.  In addition, the center offers neurostimulation with responsive neurostimulation (RNS) or vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for appropriate candidates.

    Despite their being a myriad of treatments for epilepsy, the options still do not fully treat each person.  As such, Dr. Marcuse with the other epileptologists and researchers seek to pioneer innovative treatments for epilepsy.  We are partnering with scientists at the Friedman Brain Institute to further our understanding of the brain and of why some epilepsy is so difficult to control. 

    Dr. Marcuse is committed to working with each individual and family to maximize quality of life.  Her commitment includes people of every age, every cognitive ability, every socioeconomic background, all sexual orientations and all cultural backgrounds.    In addition she is interested in:Pregnancy and epilepsy

    Autism and epilepsy

    Post traumatic epilepsy

    Refractory (medication resistant) epilepsy

    Ketogenic diet.

    Understanding and treating the cognitive effects of epilepsy




  • 2015 -
    Outstanding Dedication & Service Award
    ICAHN School of Medicine Department of Neurology.

  • 2013 -
    Compassionate Patient Care
    Given by the graduating neurology residents in the ICAHN School of Medicine Department of Neurology

  • 2011 -
    Outstanding Teaching
    Given by the graduating neurology residents in the ICAHN School of Medicine Department of Neurology

  • 2002 -
    Dean's Recognition Award
    Given to 5 seniors in the graduating class for outside clinical and preclinical work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine


L MV, M FC, J YY. Rowan’s Primer of EEG, 2nd ed . London, Elsevier;.

Fields MC, Marcuse LV. Palinacousis. Handbook of clinical neurology 2015; 129.

Marcuse LV, Bronster DJ, Fields M, Polanco A, Yu T, Chikwe J. Evaluating the obtunded patient after cardiac surgery: the role of continuous electroencephalography. Journal of critical care 2014 Apr; 29(2).

Musleh C, Marcuse LV, Fields M. Mystery case: a young boy with myoclonic jerks. Neurology 2013 Oct; 81(18).

Marcuse LV, Lancman G, Demopoulos A, Fields M. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus in patients with brain tumors. Seizure 2014 Aug; 23(7).

L MV, M SJ. Rapidly deteriorating visual problems, confusion, and cognitive decline. In: Case-Based Neurology . New York, Demos; pp103-111.

R B, B M, L MV. New onset memory difficulties and episodes of unresponsiveness. In: Case-Based Neurology. New York, Demos; pp141-147.

S S, M M, R O, Q W, L MV. Transient inversions of visuospatial field. In: Case-Based Neurology. New York, Demos; pp265-269.

M K, L MV. Left facial skin lesions and episodes of fear. In: Case-Based Neurology. New York, Demos; pp281-289.

Marcuse LV, Schneider M, Mortati KA, Donnelly KM, Arnedo V, Grant AC. Quantitative analysis of the EEG posterior-dominant rhythm in healthy adolescents. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology 2008 Aug; 119(8).

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Dr. Marcuse did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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