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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

  • Limitations of functional magnetic resonance imaging in mapping function near a vascular lesion: A case study (Berry K, Shuh K, Blackmon K, Devinsky O, Carlson C, Kuzniecky R, Doyle W, Thesen T) Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology Berry K, Shuh K, Blackmon K, Devinsky O, Carlson C, Kuzniecky R, Doyle W, Thesen T. Limitations of functional magnetic resonance imaging in mapping function near a vascular lesion: A case study. Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology. 2014;3(4):197-202 07/15/2015
  • Cortical feature analysis and machine learning improves detection of "MRI-negative" focal cortical dysplasia. (Ahmed B, Brodley CE, Blackmon KE, Kuzniecky R, Barash G, Carlson C, Quinn BT, Doyle W, French J, Devinsky O, Thesen T) Epilepsy Behav 2015 Jul;48:21-8 PMID: 26037845 PMCID: PMC4500682 06/04/2015
  • The relationship between seizure onset zone and ictal tachycardia: An intracranial EEG study. (Stefanidou M, Carlson C, Friedman D) Clin Neurophysiol 2015 Dec;126(12):2255-60 PMID: 25817466 03/31/2015
  • Sex differences in seizure types and symptoms. (Carlson C, Dugan P, Kirsch HE, Friedman D, EPGP Investigators) Epilepsy Behav 2014 Dec;41:103-8 PMID: 25461198 PMCID: PMC4267158 12/03/2014
  • Functional neuroimaging abnormalities in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. (McGill ML, Devinsky O, Wang X, Quinn BT, Pardoe H, Carlson C, Butler T, Kuzniecky R, Thesen T) Neuroimage Clin 2014;6:455-62 PMID: 25383319 PMCID: PMC4221627 11/11/2014
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4206156 09/19/2014
  • How Do Clinicians Adjust Lamotrigine Doses and Use Lamotrigine Blood Levels?-A Q-PULSE Survey. (Privitera M, Welty T, Gidal B, Carlson C, Pollard J, Berg M) Epilepsy Curr 2014 Jul;14(4):218-23 PMID: 25170325 PMCID: PMC4120397 08/30/2014
  • Response. (Elliott R, Carlson C, Doyle W, Devinsky O) J Neurosurg 2014 Mar;120(3):783 PMID: 24724176 04/12/2014
  • 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 03/22/2014
  • 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 02/12/2014
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4000028 01/17/2014
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3866483 01/02/2014
  • The Changing Face of Epileptology? Results of the Initial Q-PULSE Survey. (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2013 Nov;13(6):305-7 PMID: 24348135 PMCID: PMC3854752 12/19/2013
  • EEG Wave of the Future: The Video-EEG and fMRI Suite? (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2013 Sep;13(5):205-6 PMID: 24348104 PMCID: PMC3854720 12/19/2013
  • 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 11/05/2013
  • 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 10/24/2013
  • 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 05/28/2013
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3590047 01/11/2013
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4407686 12/20/2012
  • 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 11/21/2012
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3517908 10/23/2012
  • 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 09/25/2012
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4408869 07/05/2012
  • 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 05/15/2012
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4407647 03/03/2012
  • 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 02/09/2012
  • 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 01/17/2012
  • 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 12/20/2011
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3339258 12/14/2011
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3259282 11/22/2011
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3865435 10/28/2011
  • 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 10/27/2011
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3154443 09/03/2011
  • Generalized Postictal EEG Background Suppression: A Marker of SUDEP Risk. (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2011 May;11(3):86-7 PMID: 21852869 PMCID: PMC3117494 08/20/2011
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3544472 08/02/2011
  • 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 06/16/2011
  • 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 05/12/2011
  • 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 05/06/2011
  • 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 05/03/2011
  • 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 04/05/2011
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3033882 02/18/2011
  • 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 02/08/2011
  • Epilepsy treatment stimulus package? Deep brain stimulation in treatment-resistant focal epilepsy. (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2010 Nov;10(6):148-50 PMID: 21157542 PMCID: PMC3001023 12/16/2010
  • 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 12/15/2010
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2995886 11/18/2010
  • Wada you do for language: fMRI and language lateralization? (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2010 Jul;10(4):86-8 PMID: 20697501 PMCID: PMC2912538 08/11/2010
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2930128 07/14/2010
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2877906 06/01/2010
  • 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 05/25/2010
  • 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 04/14/2010
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2873116 03/23/2010
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3428620 01/01/2010
  • First do no harm: safety in the epilepsy monitoring unit. (Carlson C) Epilepsy Curr 2009 Nov-Dec;9(6):162-3 PMID: 19936132 PMCID: PMC2778361 11/26/2009
  • 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 09/22/2009
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2760088 06/26/2009
  • 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 05/15/2009
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2680793 05/12/2009
  • 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 05/09/2009
  • 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 03/10/2009
  • 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 09/13/2008
  • 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 09/02/2008
  • 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 05/16/2008
  • 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 01/08/2008
  • 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 07/07/2007
  • 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 02/08/2007
  • 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 08/29/2006
  • 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 05/03/2006
  • Vacuum cleaner epilepsy. (Carlson C, St Louis EK) Neurology 2004 Jul 13;63(1):190-1 PMID: 15249643 07/14/2004
  • 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 01/14/1998
  • Last update: 09/04/2015