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Laura A. Kalayjian, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Director, Neurophysiology Lab LAC + USC Medical Center
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    Pasadena Magazine 2011Top Doctor

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    Dr. Laura Kalayjian is Chief of Neurology and Director of the EEG Lab at LAC+USC Medical Center. She completed medical school at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA and completed her neurology residency at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. She was fellowship trained in epilepsy and neurophysiology under Dr. Martha Morrell at Columbia Presbyterian, New York. She accepted a position at USC in July 2000. She has been active as co-director of the comprehensive epilepsy program and continues to pursue her research interests in women with epilepsy, hormonal influences and pregnancy and quality of life issues in persons with epilepsy.

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    1. Barbaro MF, Chesney K, Kramer DR, Kellis S, Peng T, Blumenfeld Z, Gogia AS, Lee MB, Greenwood J, Nune G, Kalayjian LA, Heck CN, Liu CY, Lee B. Dual responsive neurostimulation implants for epilepsy. J Neurosurg. 2019 Jan 25; 1-7. PMID: 30684944.
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    2. Cohen MJ, Meador KJ, May R, Loblein H, Conrad T, Baker GA, Bromley RL, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Fetal antiepileptic drug exposure and learning and memory functioning at 6?years of age: The NEAD prospective observational study. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 Mar; 92:154-164. PMID: 30660966.
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    3. Meador KJ, Pennell PB, May RC, Gerard E, Kalayjian L, Velez-Ruiz N, Penovich P, Cavitt J, French J, Hwang S, Pack AM, Sam M, Moore E, Ippolito DM. Changes in antiepileptic drug-prescribing patterns in pregnant women with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2018 07; 84:10-14. PMID: 29730500.
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    4. Lee B, Zubair MN, Marquez YD, Lee DM, Kalayjian LA, Heck CN, Liu CY. A Single-Center Experience with the NeuroPace RNS System: A Review of Techniques and Potential Problems. World Neurosurg. 2015 Sep; 84(3):719-26. PMID: 25940211.
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    5. Kalayjian LA. Valproate and pregnancy: think again. Neurology. 2015 Jan 27; 84(4):e25-6. PMID: 25628438.
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    6. Fu KA, DiNorcia J, Sher L, Velani SA, Akhtar S, Kalayjian LA, Sanossian N. Predictive factors of neurological complications and one-month mortality after liver transplantation. Front Neurol. 2014; 5:275. PMID: 25566180.
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    7. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Browning N, Cohen MJ, Bromley RL, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Breastfeeding in children of women taking antiepileptic drugs: cognitive outcomes at age 6 years. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 168(8):729-36. PMID: 24934501.
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    8. Cohen MJ, Meador KJ, Browning N, May R, Baker GA, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Fetal antiepileptic drug exposure: Adaptive and emotional/behavioral functioning at age 6years. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Nov; 29(2):308-15. PMID: 24012508.
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    9. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Browning N, Cohen MJ, Bromley RL, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Fetal antiepileptic drug exposure and cognitive outcomes at age 6 years (NEAD study): a prospective observational study. Lancet Neurol. 2013 Mar; 12(3):244-52. PMID: 23352199.
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    10. Pennell PB, Klein AM, Browning N, Baker GA, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Liporace JD, Privitera M, Crawford T, Loring DW, Meador KJ. Differential effects of antiepileptic drugs on neonatal outcomes. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Aug; 24(4):449-56. PMID: 22749607.
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    11. Herzog AG, Fowler KM, Smithson SD, Kalayjian LA, Heck CN, Sperling MR, Liporace JD, Harden CL, Dworetzky BA, Pennell PB, Massaro JM. Progesterone vs placebo therapy for women with epilepsy: A randomized clinical trial. Neurology. 2012 Jun 12; 78(24):1959-66. PMID: 22649214.
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    12. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Browning N, Cohen MJ, Bromley RL, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Effects of fetal antiepileptic drug exposure: outcomes at age 4.5 years. Neurology. 2012 Apr 17; 78(16):1207-14. PMID: 22491865.
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    13. Cohen MJ, Meador KJ, Browning N, Baker GA, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Fetal antiepileptic drug exposure: motor, adaptive, and emotional/behavioral functioning at age 3 years. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Oct; 22(2):240-6. PMID: 21783425.
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    14. Herzog AG, Fowler KM, Sperling MR, Liporace JD, Kalayjian LA, Heck CN, Krauss GL, Dworetzky BA, Pennell PB. Variation of seizure frequency with ovulatory status of menstrual cycles. Epilepsia. 2011 Oct; 52(10):1843-8. PMID: 21756250.
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    15. Herzog AG, Smithson SD, Fowler KM, Krishnamurthy KB, Sundstrom D, Kalayjian LA, Heck CN, Oviedo S, Correl-Leyva G, Garcia E, Gleason KA, Dworetzky BA. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder in women with epilepsy: relationships to potential epileptic, antiepileptic drug, and reproductive endocrine factors. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Aug; 21(4):391-6. PMID: 21724471.
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    16. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Browning N, Clayton-Smith J, Cohen MJ, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Relationship of child IQ to parental IQ and education in children with fetal antiepileptic drug exposure. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Jun; 21(2):147-52. PMID: 21546316.
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    17. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Browning N, Cohen MJ, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Foetal antiepileptic drug exposure and verbal versus non-verbal abilities at three years of age. Brain. 2011 Feb; 134(Pt 2):396-404. PMID: 21224309.
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    18. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Browning N, Clayton-Smith J, Combs-Cantrell DT, Cohen M, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Effects of breastfeeding in children of women taking antiepileptic drugs. Neurology. 2010 Nov 30; 75(22):1954-60. PMID: 21106960.
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    19. Meador KJ, Penovich P, Baker GA, Pennell PB, Bromfield E, Pack A, Liporace JD, Sam M, Kalayjian LA, Thurman DJ, Moore E, Loring DW. Antiepileptic drug use in women of childbearing age. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Jul; 15(3):339-43. PMID: 19410654.
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    20. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Browning N, Clayton-Smith J, Combs-Cantrell DT, Cohen M, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. Cognitive function at 3 years of age after fetal exposure to antiepileptic drugs. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 16; 360(16):1597-605. PMID: 19369666.
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    21. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Finnell RH, Kalayjian LA, Liporace JD, Loring DW, Mawer G, Pennell PB, Smith JC, Wolff MC. In utero antiepileptic drug exposure: fetal death and malformations. Neurology. 2006 Aug 08; 67(3):407-12. PMID: 16894099.
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    22. Morrell MJ, Flynn KL, Doñe S, Flaster E, Kalayjian L, Pack AM. Sexual dysfunction, sex steroid hormone abnormalities, and depression in women with epilepsy treated with antiepileptic drugs. Epilepsy Behav. 2005 May; 6(3):360-5. PMID: 15820344.
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