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Sara J. Swanson PhD

Sara J. Swanson PhD

Chief, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurology
Division: Neuropsychology

Member of the Neuroscience Research Center


Clinical Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Head Injuries, Closed
  • Leadership Positions

  • Division Chief, Neuropsychology
  • Publications

  • MEG language lateralization in partial epilepsy using dSPM of auditory event-related fields. (Raghavan M, Li Z, Carlson C, Anderson CT, Stout J, Sabsevitz DS, Swanson SJ, Binder JR) Epilepsy Behav 2017 Aug;73:247-255 PMID: 28662463 07/01/2017
  • Practice guideline summary: Use of fMRI in the presurgical evaluation of patients with epilepsy: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. (Szaflarski JP, Gloss D, Binder JR, Gaillard WD, Golby AJ, Holland SK, Ojemann J, Spencer DC, Swanson SJ, French JA, Theodore WH) Neurology 2017 Jan 24;88(4):395-402 PMID: 28077494 PMCID: PMC5272968 01/13/2017
  • Sensitivity and specificity of memory and naming tests for identifying left temporal-lobe epilepsy. (Umfleet LG, Janecek JK, Quasney E, Sabsevitz DS, Ryan JJ, Binder JR, Swanson SJ) Appl Neuropsychol Adult 2015;22(3):189-96 PMID: 25258176 09/27/2014
  • Predictors of language lateralization in temporal lobe epilepsy. (Stewart CC, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Rozman ME, Janecek JK, Binder JR) Neuropsychologia 2014 Jul;60:93-102 PMID: 24905283 PMCID: PMC4104228 06/07/2014
  • Naming outcome after left or right temporal lobectomy in patients with bilateral language representation by Wada testing. (Janecek JK, Winstanley FS, Sabsevitz DS, Raghavan M, Mueller W, Binder JR, Swanson SJ) Epilepsy Behav 2013 Jul;28(1):95-8 PMID: 23688676 PMCID: PMC3673014 05/22/2013
  • Naming outcome prediction in patients with discordant Wada and fMRI language lateralization. (Janecek JK, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Raghavan M, Mueller W, Binder JR) Epilepsy Behav 2013 May;27(2):399-403 PMID: 23541860 PMCID: PMC3644871 04/02/2013
  • Language lateralization by fMRI and Wada testing in 229 patients with epilepsy: rates and predictors of discordance. (Janecek JK, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Raghavan M, E Rozman M, Binder JR) Epilepsia 2013 Feb;54(2):314-22 PMID: 23294162 PMCID: PMC3649863 01/09/2013
  • Determination of language dominance using functional MRI: A comparison with the Wada test. (Binder JR et al.) Neurology 2011 Apr 12;76(15):1337 PMID: 21482949 04/13/2011
  • The contribution of neuropsychology to diagnostic assessment in epilepsy. (Jones-Gotman M, Smith ML, Risse GL, Westerveld M, Swanson SJ, Giovagnoli AR, Lee T, Mader-Joaquim MJ, Piazzini A) Epilepsy Behav 2010 May;18(1-2):3-12 PMID: 20471914 05/18/2010
  • Exploring the relationship between gestural recognition and imitation: evidence of dyspraxia in autism spectrum disorders. (Stieglitz Ham H, Bartolo A, Corley M, Rajendran G, Szabo A, Swanson S) J Autism Dev Disord 2011 Jan;41(1):1-12 PMID: 20407815 04/22/2010
  • A comparison of two fMRI methods for predicting verbal memory decline after left temporal lobectomy: language lateralization versus hippocampal activation asymmetry. (Binder JR, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Raghavan M, Mueller WM) Epilepsia 2010 Apr;51(4):618-26 PMID: 19817807 PMCID: PMC2945221 10/13/2009
  • Case report: selective deficit in the production of intransitive gestures in an individual with autism. (Ham HS, Bartolo A, Corley M, Swanson S, Rajendran G) Cortex 2010 Mar;46(3):407-9 PMID: 19615678 07/21/2009
  • A comparison of five fMRI protocols for mapping speech comprehension systems. (Binder JR, Swanson SJ, Hammeke TA, Sabsevitz DS) Epilepsia 2008 Dec;49(12):1980-97 PMID: 18513352 PMCID: PMC2645716 06/03/2008
  • Functional MRI and Wada studies in patients with interhemispheric dissociation of language functions. (Lee D, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Scott Winstanley F, Possing ET, Binder JR) Epilepsy Behav 2008 Aug;13(2):350-6 PMID: 18504162 PMCID: PMC2593837 05/28/2008
  • Use of preoperative functional MRI to predict verbal memory decline after temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. (Binder JR, Sabsevitz DS, Swanson SJ, Hammeke TA, Raghavan M, Mueller WM) Epilepsia 2008 Aug;49(8):1377-94 PMID: 18435753 PMCID: PMC2943848 04/26/2008
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging of language in epilepsy. (Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Binder JR) Neuropsychol Rev 2007 Dec;17(4):491-504 PMID: 18058239 12/07/2007
  • Brief report: imitation of meaningless gestures in individuals with Asperger syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. (Stieglitz Ham H, Corley M, Rajendran G, Carletta J, Swanson S) J Autism Dev Disord 2008 Mar;38(3):569-73 PMID: 17665296 08/01/2007
  • Predictors of naming decline after dominant temporal lobectomy: age at onset of epilepsy and age of word acquisition. (Ruff IM, Swanson SJ, Hammeke TA, Sabsevitz D, Mueller WM, Morris GL) Epilepsy Behav 2007 Mar;10(2):272-7 PMID: 17270499 02/03/2007
  • The acquisition of face and person identity information following anterior temporal lobectomy. (Moran M, Seidenberg M, Sabsevitz D, Swanson S, Hermann B) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2005 May;11(3):237-48 PMID: 15892900 05/17/2005
  • Use of preoperative functional neuroimaging to predict language deficits from epilepsy surgery. (Sabsevitz DS, Swanson SJ, Hammeke TA, Spanaki MV, Possing ET, Morris GL 3rd, Mueller WM, Binder JR) Neurology 2003 Jun 10;60(11):1788-92 PMID: 12796532 06/11/2003
  • Memory outcome after left anterior temporal lobectomy in patients with expected and reversed Wada memory asymmetry scores. (Sabsevitz DS, Swanson SJ, Morris GL, Mueller WM, Seidenberg M) Epilepsia 2001 Nov;42(11):1408-15 PMID: 11879343 03/07/2002
  • Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) in detecting neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease. (Reynolds NC Jr, Hellman RS, Tikofsky RS, Prost RW, Mark LP, Elejalde BR, Lebel R, Hamsher KS, Swanson S, Benezra EE) Nucl Med Commun 2002 Jan;23(1):13-8 PMID: 11748433 12/19/2001
  • Recognition and identification of famous faces in patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy. (Seidenberg M, Griffith R, Sabsevitz D, Moran M, Haltiner A, Bell B, Swanson S, Hammeke T, Hermann B) Neuropsychologia 2002;40(4):446-56 PMID: 11684177 10/31/2001
  • Magnetic resonance analysis of postsurgical temporal lobectomy. (Alsaadi TM, Ulmer JL, Mitchell MJ, Morris GL, Swanson SJ, Mueller WM) J Neuroimaging 2001 Jul;11(3):243-7 PMID: 11462289 07/21/2001
  • Language dominance in neurologically normal and epilepsy subjects: a functional MRI study. (Springer JA, Binder JR, Hammeke TA, Swanson SJ, Frost JA, Bellgowan PS, Brewer CC, Perry HM, Morris GL, Mueller WM) Brain 1999 Nov;122 ( Pt 11):2033-46 PMID: 10545389 11/05/1999
  • Is speech arrest during wada testing a valid method for determining hemispheric representation of language? (Benbadis SR, Binder JR, Swanson SJ, Fischer M, Hammeke TA, Morris GL, Frost JA, Springer JA) Brain Lang 1998 Dec;65(3):441-6 PMID: 9843613 12/09/1998
  • Side of seizure focus predicts left medial temporal lobe activation during verbal encoding. (Bellgowan PS, Binder JR, Swanson SJ, Hammeke TA, Springer JA, Frost JA, Mueller WM, Morris GL) Neurology 1998 Aug;51(2):479-84 PMID: 9710022 08/26/1998
  • Functional MR of frontal lobe activation: comparison with Wada language results. (Yetkin FZ, Swanson S, Fischer M, Akansel G, Morris G, Mueller W, Haughton V) AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 1998 Jun-Jul;19(6):1095-8 PMID: 9672017 07/22/1998
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging mapping of the motor cortex in patients with cerebral tumors. (Mueller WM, Yetkin FZ, Hammeke TA, Morris GL 3rd, Swanson SJ, Reichert K, Cox R, Haughton VM) Neurosurgery 1996 Sep;39(3):515-20; discussion 520-1 PMID: 8875481 09/01/1996
  • Conduction aphasia in multiple sclerosis: a case report with MRI findings. (Arnett PA, Rao SM, Hussain M, Swanson SJ, Hammeke TA) Neurology 1996 Aug;47(2):576-8 PMID: 8757043 08/01/1996
  • Preictal pseudosleep: a new finding in psychogenic seizures. (Benbadis SR, Lancman ME, King LM, Swanson SJ) Neurology 1996 Jul;47(1):63-7 PMID: 8710126 07/01/1996
  • Determination of language dominance using functional MRI: a comparison with the Wada test. (Binder JR, Swanson SJ, Hammeke TA, Morris GL, Mueller WM, Fischer M, Benbadis S, Frost JA, Rao SM, Haughton VM) Neurology 1996 Apr;46(4):978-84 PMID: 8780076 04/01/1996
  • A comparison of functional MR activation patterns during silent and audible language tasks. (Yetkin FZ, Hammeke TA, Swanson SJ, Morris GL, Mueller WM, McAuliffe TL, Haughton VM) AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 1995 May;16(5):1087-92 PMID: 7639132 05/01/1995
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging in partial epilepsy. (Morris GL 3rd, Mueller WM, Yetkin FZ, Haughton VM, Hammeke TA, Swanson S, Rao SM, Jesmanowicz A, Estkowski LD, Bandettini PA) Epilepsia 1994 Nov-Dec;35(6):1194-8 PMID: 7988510 11/01/1994
  • Changes in pure-tone thresholds and temporary threshold shifts as a function of menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives. (Swanson SJ, Dengerink HA) J Speech Hear Res 1988 Dec;31(4):569-74 PMID: 3230886 12/01/1988
  • The influence of subjective factors on temporary threshold shifts after exposure to music and noise of equal energy. (Swanson SJ, Dengerink HA, Kondrick P, Miller CL) Ear Hear 1987 Oct;8(5):288-91 PMID: 3678643 10/01/1987
  • Gender and oral contraceptive effects on temporary auditory effects of noise. (Dengerink JE, Dengerink HA, Swanson S, Thompson P, Chermak GD) Audiology 1984;23(4):411-25 PMID: 6466203 01/01/1984
  • Last update: 07/28/2017
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