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Chad Carlson MD

Chad Carlson MD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurology
Division: General
Program: Epilepsy


Research Experience

  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsies, Partial
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Generalized
  • Language
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Seizures
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Leadership Positions

  • Program Director - Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
  • Co-Director - Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
  • Program Director - Neurology Residency Program
  • Publications

  • Auras in generalized epilepsy. (Dugan P, Carlson C, Bluvstein J, Chong DJ, Friedman D, Kirsch HE, EPGP Investigators) Neurology 2014 Oct 14;83(16):1444-9 PMID 25230998
  • Response. (Elliott R, Carlson C, Doyle W, Devinsky O) J Neurosurg 2014 Mar;120(3):783 PMID 24724176
  • Magnetoencephalography in the preoperative evaluation for epilepsy surgery. (Anderson CT, Carlson CE, Li Z, Raghavan M) Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2014 May;14(5):446 PMID 24652454
  • Developmental brain abnormalities in tuberous sclerosis complex: a comparative tissue analysis of cortical tubers and perituberal cortex. (Ruppe V, Dilsiz P, Reiss CS, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Zagzag D, Weiner HL, Talos DM) Epilepsia 2014 Apr;55(4):539-50 PMID 24512506
  • Sensory-motor transformations for speech occur bilaterally. (Cogan GB, Thesen T, Carlson C, Doyle W, Devinsky O, Pesaran B) Nature 2014 Mar 6;507(7490):94-8 PMID 24429520
  • Intracranial cortical responses during visual-tactile integration in humans. (Quinn BT, Carlson C, Doyle W, Cash SS, Devinsky O, Spence C, Halgren E, Thesen T) J Neurosci 2014 Jan 1;34(1):171-81 PMID 24381279
  • The Changing Face of Epileptology? Results of the Initial Q-PULSE Survey. (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2013 Nov;13(6):305-7 PMID 24348135
  • EEG Wave of the Future: The Video-EEG and fMRI Suite? (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2013 Sep;13(5):205-6 PMID 24348104
  • A management strategy for intraventricular subependymal giant cell astrocytomas in tuberous sclerosis complex. (Harter DH, Bassani L, Rodgers SD, Roth J, Devinsky O, Carlson C, Wisoff JH, Weiner HL) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2014 Jan;13(1):21-8 PMID 24180681
  • Safety of staged epilepsy surgery in children. (Roth J, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Harter DH, Macallister WS, Weiner HL) Neurosurgery 2014 Feb;74(2):154-62 PMID 24149978
  • Anterior temporal lobectomy with amygdalohippocampectomy for mesial temporal sclerosis: predictors of long-term seizure control. (Elliott RE, Bollo RJ, Berliner JL, Silverberg A, Carlson C, Geller EB, Barr WB, Devinsky O, Doyle WK) J Neurosurg 2013 Aug;119(2):261-72 PMID 23706057
  • Septal nuclei enlargement in human temporal lobe epilepsy without mesial temporal sclerosis. (Butler T, Zaborszky L, Wang X, McDonald CR, Blackmon K, Quinn BT, DuBois J, Carlson C, Barr WB, French J, Kuzniecky R, Halgren E, Devinsky O, Thesen T) Neurology 2013 Jan 29;80(5):487-91 PMID 23303846
  • Sequential then interactive processing of letters and words in the left fusiform gyrus. (Thesen T, McDonald CR, Carlson C, Doyle W, Cash S, Sherfey J, Felsovalyi O, Girard H, Barr W, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky R, Halgren E) Nat Commun 2012;3:1284 PMID 23250414
  • Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and chronic pain: a retrospective case-controlled study. (Gazzola DM, Carlson C, Rugino A, Hirsch S, Starner K, Devinsky O) Epilepsy Behav 2012 Dec;25(4):662-5 PMID 23165141
  • Slow cortical dynamics and the accumulation of information over long timescales. (Honey CJ, Thesen T, Donner TH, Silbert LJ, Carlson CE, Devinsky O, Doyle WK, Rubin N, Heeger DJ, Hasson U) Neuron 2012 Oct 18;76(2):423-34 PMID 23083743
  • Electrocorticographic evidence of perituberal cortex epileptogenicity in tuberous sclerosis complex. (Ma TS, Elliott RE, Ruppe V, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky R, Weiner HL, Carlson C) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2012 Nov;10(5):376-82 PMID 22998031
  • Localization of dense intracranial electrode arrays using magnetic resonance imaging. (Yang AI, Wang X, Doyle WK, Halgren E, Carlson C, Belcher TL, Cash SS, Devinsky O, Thesen T) Neuroimage 2012 Oct 15;63(1):157-65 PMID 22759995
  • Long-term behavioral, electrophysiological, and neurochemical monitoring of the safety of an experimental antiepileptic implant, the muscimol-delivering Subdural Pharmacotherapy Device in monkeys. (Ludvig N, Tang HM, Baptiste SL, Medveczky G, Vaynberg JK, Vazquez-DeRose J, Stefanov DG, Devinsky O, French JA, Carlson C, Kuzniecky RI) J Neurosurg 2012 Jul;117(1):162-75 PMID 22577746
  • Default mode network abnormalities in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. (McGill ML, Devinsky O, Kelly C, Milham M, Castellanos FX, Quinn BT, DuBois J, Young JR, Carlson C, French J, Kuzniecky R, Halgren E, Thesen T) Epilepsy Behav 2012 Mar;23(3):353-9 PMID 22381387
  • The intracarotid amobarbital procedure: when is it worth repeating? (Whitman LA, Morrison CE, Becske T, Barr WB, Carlson C) Epilepsia 2012 Apr;53(4):721-7 PMID 22309160
  • Epilepsy control following intracranial monitoring without resection in young children. (Roth J, Olasunkanmi A, Ma TS, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Harter DH, Weiner HL) Epilepsia 2012 Feb;53(2):334-41 PMID 22242686
  • Hemispheric asymmetries of cortical volume in the human brain. (Goldberg E, Roediger D, Kucukboyaci NE, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky R, Halgren E, Thesen T) Cortex 2013 Jan;49(1):200-10 PMID 22176871
  • Volume of the human septal forebrain region is a predictor of source memory accuracy. (Butler T, Blackmon K, Zaborszky L, Wang X, DuBois J, Carlson C, Barr WB, French J, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky R, Halgren E, Thesen T) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2012 Jan;18(1):157-61 PMID 22152217
  • Cortical thickness abnormalities associated with depressive symptoms in temporal lobe epilepsy. (Butler T, Blackmon K, McDonald CR, Carlson C, Barr WB, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky R, DuBois J, French J, Halgren E, Thesen T) Epilepsy Behav 2012 Jan;23(1):64-7 PMID 22099527
  • Individual differences in verbal abilities associated with regional blurring of the left gray and white matter boundary. (Blackmon K, Halgren E, Barr WB, Carlson C, Devinsky O, DuBois J, Quinn BT, French J, Kuzniecky R, Thesen T) J Neurosci 2011 Oct 26;31(43):15257-63 PMID 22031871
  • An implantable triple-function device for local drug delivery, cerebrospinal fluid removal and EEG recording in the cranial subdural/subarachnoid space of primates. (Ludvig N, Medveczky G, Rizzolo R, Tang HM, Baptiste SL, Doyle WK, Devinsky O, Carlson C, French JA, Kral JG, Charchaflieh J, Kuzniecky RI) J Neurosci Methods 2012 Jan 30;203(2):275-83 PMID 22027491
  • Widespread Brain Areas Engaged during a Classical Auditory Streaming Task Revealed by Intracranial EEG. (Dykstra AR, Halgren E, Thesen T, Carlson CE, Doyle W, Madsen JR, Eskandar EN, Cash SS) Front Hum Neurosci 2011;5:74 PMID 21886615
  • Generalized Postictal EEG Background Suppression: A Marker of SUDEP Risk. (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2011 May;11(3):86-7 PMID 21852869
  • Structural evidence for involvement of a left amygdala-orbitofrontal network in subclinical anxiety. (Blackmon K, Barr WB, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Dubois J, Pogash D, Quinn BT, Kuzniecky R, Halgren E, Thesen T) Psychiatry Res 2011 Dec 30;194(3):296-303 PMID 21803551
  • Medically refractory epilepsy in autism. (Sansa G, Carlson C, Doyle W, Weiner HL, Bluvstein J, Barr W, Devinsky O) Epilepsia 2011 Jun;52(6):1071-5 PMID 21671922
  • Impact of failed intracranial epilepsy surgery on the effectiveness of subsequent vagus nerve stimulation. (Elliott RE, Morsi A, Geller EB, Carlson CC, Devinsky O, Doyle WK) Neurosurgery 2011 Dec;69(6):1210-7 PMID 21558973
  • Abnormalities of cortical thickness in postictal psychosis. (DuBois JM, Devinsky O, Carlson C, Kuzniecky R, Quinn BT, Alper K, Butler T, Starner K, Halgren E, Thesen T) Epilepsy Behav 2011 Jun;21(2):132-6 PMID 21543262
  • Vagus nerve stimulation for children with treatment-resistant epilepsy: a consecutive series of 141 cases. (Elliott RE, Rodgers SD, Bassani L, Morsi A, Geller EB, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Doyle WK) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011 May;7(5):491-500 PMID 21529189
  • Bilateral invasive electroencephalography in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex: a path to surgery? (Carlson C, Teutonico F, Elliott RE, Moshel YA, LaJoie J, Miles D, Devinsky O, Weiner HL) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011 Apr;7(4):421-30 PMID 21456917
  • Detection of epileptogenic cortical malformations with surface-based MRI morphometry. (Thesen T, Quinn BT, Carlson C, Devinsky O, DuBois J, McDonald CR, French J, Leventer R, Felsovalyi O, Wang X, Halgren E, Kuzniecky R) PLoS One 2011;6(2):e16430 PMID 21326599
  • Efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation over time: review of 65 consecutive patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy treated with VNS > 10 years. (Elliott RE, Morsi A, Tanweer O, Grobelny B, Geller E, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Doyle WK) Epilepsy Behav 2011 Mar;20(3):478-83 PMID 21296622
  • Epilepsy treatment stimulus package? Deep brain stimulation in treatment-resistant focal epilepsy. (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2010 Nov;10(6):148-50 PMID 21157542
  • Vagus nerve stimulation in 436 consecutive patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy: long-term outcomes and predictors of response. (Elliott RE, Morsi A, Kalhorn SP, Marcus J, Sellin J, Kang M, Silverberg A, Rivera E, Geller E, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Doyle WK) Epilepsy Behav 2011 Jan;20(1):57-63 PMID 21144802
  • Impaired consciousness in temporal lobe seizures: role of cortical slow activity. (Englot DJ, Yang L, Hamid H, Danielson N, Bai X, Marfeo A, Yu L, Gordon A, Purcaro MJ, Motelow JE, Agarwal R, Ellens DJ, Golomb JD, Shamy MC, Zhang H, Carlson C, Doyle W, Devinsky O, Vives K, Spencer DD, Spencer SS, Schevon C, Zaveri HP, Blumenfeld H) Brain 2010 Dec;133(Pt 12):3764-77 PMID 21081551
  • Wada you do for language: fMRI and language lateralization? (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2010 Jul;10(4):86-8 PMID 20697501
  • Multimodal imaging of repetition priming: Using fMRI, MEG, and intracranial EEG to reveal spatiotemporal profiles of word processing. (McDonald CR, Thesen T, Carlson C, Blumberg M, Girard HM, Trongnetrpunya A, Sherfey JS, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky R, Dolye WK, Cash SS, Leonard MK, Hagler DJ Jr, Dale AM, Halgren E) Neuroimage 2010 Nov 1;53(2):707-17 PMID 20620212
  • Heterogeneous neuronal firing patterns during interictal epileptiform discharges in the human cortex. (Keller CJ, Truccolo W, Gale JT, Eskandar E, Thesen T, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky R, Doyle WK, Madsen JR, Schomer DL, Mehta AD, Brown EN, Hochberg LR, Ulbert I, Halgren E, Cash SS) Brain 2010 Jun;133(Pt 6):1668-81 PMID 20511283
  • Do tubers contain function? Resection of epileptogenic foci in perirolandic cortex in children with tuberous sclerosis complex. (Moshel YA, Elliott R, Teutonico F, Sellin J, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Weiner HL) Epilepsia 2010 Jul;51(7):1242-51 PMID 20491878
  • Bilateral intracranial electroencephalographic monitoring immediately following corpus callosotomy. (Silverberg A, Parker-Menzer K, Devinsky O, Doyle W, Carlson C) Epilepsia 2010 Oct;51(10):2203-6 PMID 20384766
  • Phonetically irregular word pronunciation and cortical thickness in the adult brain. (Blackmon K, Barr WB, Kuzniecky R, Dubois J, Carlson C, Quinn BT, Blumberg M, Halgren E, Hagler DJ, Mikhly M, Devinsky O, McDonald CR, Dale AM, Thesen T) Neuroimage 2010 Jul 15;51(4):1453-8 PMID 20302944
  • Evolution and prospects for intracranial pharmacotherapy for refractory epilepsies: the subdural hybrid neuroprosthesis. (Ludvig N, Medveczky G, French JA, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky RI) Epilepsy Res Treat 2010;2010:725696 PMID 22937227
  • First do no harm: safety in the epilepsy monitoring unit. (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2009 Nov-Dec;9(6):162-3 PMID 19936132
  • Refractory epilepsy in tuberous sclerosis: vagus nerve stimulation with or without subsequent resective surgery. (Elliott RE, Carlson C, Kalhorn SP, Moshel YA, Weiner HL, Devinsky O, Doyle WK) Epilepsy Behav 2009 Nov;16(3):454-60 PMID 19767244
  • Distributed source modeling of language with magnetoencephalography: application to patients with intractable epilepsy. (McDonald CR, Thesen T, Hagler DJ Jr, Carlson C, Devinksy O, Kuzniecky R, Barr W, Gharapetian L, Trongnetrpunya A, Dale AM, Halgren E) Epilepsia 2009 Oct;50(10):2256-66 PMID 19552656
  • Extraoperative functional mapping and staged resection of supratentorial tumors near eloquent cortex in children. (Bollo RJ, Carlson C, Schevon C, Wisoff JH, Devinsky O, Weiner HL) Pediatr Neurosurg 2009;45(3):175-80 PMID 19440004
  • Intracranial microprobe for evaluating neuro-hemodynamic coupling in unanesthetized human neocortex. (Keller CJ, Cash SS, Narayanan S, Wang C, Kuzniecky R, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Thesen T, Doyle W, Sassaroli A, Boas DA, Ulbert I, Halgren E) J Neurosci Methods 2009 May 15;179(2):208-18 PMID 19428529
  • Assessing effort during neuropsychological evaluation with the TOMM in children and adolescents with epilepsy. (Macallister WS, Nakhutina L, Bender HA, Karantzoulis S, Carlson C) Child Neuropsychol 2009 Nov;15(6):521-31 PMID 19424879
  • The excitable cerebral cortex Fritsch G, Hitzig E. Uber die elektrische Erregbarkeit des Grosshirns. Arch Anat Physiol Wissen 1870;37:300-32. (Carlson C, Devinsky O) Epilepsy Behav 2009 Jun;15(2):131-2 PMID 19269348
  • Detecting nocturnal convulsions: efficacy of the MP5 monitor. (Carlson C, Arnedo V, Cahill M, Devinsky O) Seizure 2009 Apr;18(3):225-7 PMID 18786838
  • Epilepsy surgery and tuberous sclerosis complex: special considerations. (Bollo RJ, Kalhorn SP, Carlson C, Haegeli V, Devinsky O, Weiner HL) Neurosurg Focus 2008 Sep;25(3):E13 PMID 18759614
  • Postictal psychosis in partial epilepsy: a case-control study. (Alper K, Kuzniecky R, Carlson C, Barr WB, Vorkas CK, Patel JG, Carrelli AL, Starner K, Flom PL, Devinsky O) Ann Neurol 2008 May;63(5):602-10 PMID 18481288
  • Effects of subdural application of lidocaine in patients with focal epilepsy. (Madhavan D, Mirowski P, Ludvig N, Carlson C, Doyle W, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky R) Epilepsy Res 2008 Feb;78(2-3):235-9 PMID 18178061
  • Local epileptogenic networks in tuberous sclerosis complex: a case review. (Madhavan D, Weiner HL, Carlson C, Devinsky O, Kuzniecky R) Epilepsy Behav 2007 Aug;11(1):140-6 PMID 17613275
  • Pediatric language mapping: sensitivity of neurostimulation and Wada testing in epilepsy surgery. (Schevon CA, Carlson C, Zaroff CM, Weiner HJ, Doyle WK, Miles D, Lajoie J, Kuzniecky R, Pacia S, Vazquez B, Luciano D, Najjar S, Devinsky O) Epilepsia 2007 Mar;48(3):539-45 PMID 17284300
  • Mental retardation and relation to seizure and tuber burden in tuberous sclerosis complex. (Zaroff CM, Barr WB, Carlson C, LaJoie J, Madhavan D, Miles DK, Nass R, Devinsky O) Seizure 2006 Oct;15(7):558-62 PMID 16935530
  • Epilepsy surgery in young children with tuberous sclerosis: results of a novel approach. (Weiner HL, Carlson C, Ridgway EB, Zaroff CM, Miles D, LaJoie J, Devinsky O) Pediatrics 2006 May;117(5):1494-502 PMID 16651302
  • Vacuum cleaner epilepsy. (Carlson C, St Louis EK) Neurology 2004 Jul 13;63(1):190-1 PMID 15249643
  • Expression, purification, and characterization of a soluble form of human cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B. (Carlson C, Britt WJ, Compton T) Virology 1997 Dec 8;239(1):198-205 PMID 9426459
  • Grants and Awards

  • Daniel M Soref Fellowship for Clinical Neuroscience (#9208719 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015) Sponsor: Froedtert Hospital Foundation