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Laura A. Kalayjian, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Director, Neurophysiology Lab LAC + USC Medical Center
AddressHCC 3rd Floor Room 3000
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9405
Phone+1 323 442 5710
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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. Antiepileptic Drug Exposure in Infants of Breastfeeding Mothers With Epilepsy. JAMA Neurol. 2020 04 01; 77(4):441-450. Birnbaum AK, Meador KJ, Karanam A, Brown C, May RC, Gerard EE, Gedzelman ER, Penovich PE, Kalayjian LA, Cavitt J, Pack AM, Miller JW, Stowe ZN, Pennell PB. PMID: 31886825.
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    2. Fetal loss and malformations in the MONEAD study of pregnant women with epilepsy. Neurology. 2020 04 07; 94(14):e1502-e1511. Meador KJ, Pennell PB, May RC, Van Marter L, McElrath TF, Brown C, Gerard E, Kalayjian L, Gedzelman E, Penovich P, Cavitt J, French J, Hwang S, Pack AM, Sam M, Birnbaum AK, Finnell R. PMID: 31806691.
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    3. Dual responsive neurostimulation implants for epilepsy. J Neurosurg. 2019 Jan 25; 1-7. 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. PMID: 30684944.
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    4. Fetal antiepileptic drug exposure and learning and memory functioning at 6?years of age: The NEAD prospective observational study. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 03; 92:154-164. 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. PMID: 30660966.
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    5. Changes in antiepileptic drug-prescribing patterns in pregnant women with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2018 07; 84:10-14. 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. PMID: 29730500.
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    6. A Single-Center Experience with the NeuroPace RNS System: A Review of Techniques and Potential Problems. World Neurosurg. 2015 Sep; 84(3):719-26. Lee B, Zubair MN, Marquez YD, Lee DM, Kalayjian LA, Heck CN, Liu CY. PMID: 25940211.
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    7. Valproate and pregnancy: think again. Neurology. 2015 Jan 27; 84(4):e25-6. Kalayjian LA. PMID: 25628438.
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    8. Predictive factors of neurological complications and one-month mortality after liver transplantation. Front Neurol. 2014; 5:275. Fu KA, DiNorcia J, Sher L, Velani SA, Akhtar S, Kalayjian LA, Sanossian N. PMID: 25566180.
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    9. Breastfeeding in children of women taking antiepileptic drugs: cognitive outcomes at age 6 years. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 168(8):729-36. 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. PMID: 24934501.
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    10. Fetal antiepileptic drug exposure: Adaptive and emotional/behavioral functioning at age 6years. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Nov; 29(2):308-15. 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. PMID: 24012508.
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    11. 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. 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. PMID: 23352199.
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    12. Differential effects of antiepileptic drugs on neonatal outcomes. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Aug; 24(4):449-56. Pennell PB, Klein AM, Browning N, Baker GA, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Liporace JD, Privitera M, Crawford T, Loring DW, Meador KJ. PMID: 22749607.
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    13. Progesterone vs placebo therapy for women with epilepsy: A randomized clinical trial. Neurology. 2012 Jun 12; 78(24):1959-66. Herzog AG, Fowler KM, Smithson SD, Kalayjian LA, Heck CN, Sperling MR, Liporace JD, Harden CL, Dworetzky BA, Pennell PB, Massaro JM. PMID: 22649214.
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    14. Effects of fetal antiepileptic drug exposure: outcomes at age 4.5 years. Neurology. 2012 Apr 17; 78(16):1207-14. 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. PMID: 22491865.
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    15. Fetal antiepileptic drug exposure: motor, adaptive, and emotional/behavioral functioning at age 3 years. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Oct; 22(2):240-6. Cohen MJ, Meador KJ, Browning N, Baker GA, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. PMID: 21783425.
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    16. Variation of seizure frequency with ovulatory status of menstrual cycles. Epilepsia. 2011 Oct; 52(10):1843-8. Herzog AG, Fowler KM, Sperling MR, Liporace JD, Kalayjian LA, Heck CN, Krauss GL, Dworetzky BA, Pennell PB. PMID: 21756250.
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    17. 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. 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. PMID: 21724471.
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    18. Relationship of child IQ to parental IQ and education in children with fetal antiepileptic drug exposure. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Jun; 21(2):147-52. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Browning N, Clayton-Smith J, Cohen MJ, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. PMID: 21546316.
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    19. Foetal antiepileptic drug exposure and verbal versus non-verbal abilities at three years of age. Brain. 2011 Feb; 134(Pt 2):396-404. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Browning N, Cohen MJ, Clayton-Smith J, Kalayjian LA, Kanner A, Liporace JD, Pennell PB, Privitera M, Loring DW. PMID: 21224309.
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    20. Effects of breastfeeding in children of women taking antiepileptic drugs. Neurology. 2010 Nov 30; 75(22):1954-60. 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. PMID: 21106960.
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    21. Antiepileptic drug use in women of childbearing age. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Jul; 15(3):339-43. Meador KJ, Penovich P, Baker GA, Pennell PB, Bromfield E, Pack A, Liporace JD, Sam M, Kalayjian LA, Thurman DJ, Moore E, Loring DW. PMID: 19410654.
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    22. Cognitive function at 3 years of age after fetal exposure to antiepileptic drugs. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 16; 360(16):1597-605. 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. PMID: 19369666.
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    23. In utero antiepileptic drug exposure: fetal death and malformations. Neurology. 2006 Aug 08; 67(3):407-12. Meador KJ, Baker GA, Finnell RH, Kalayjian LA, Liporace JD, Loring DW, Mawer G, Pennell PB, Smith JC, Wolff MC. PMID: 16894099.
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    24. Sexual dysfunction, sex steroid hormone abnormalities, and depression in women with epilepsy treated with antiepileptic drugs. Epilepsy Behav. 2005 May; 6(3):360-5. Morrell MJ, Flynn KL, Doñe S, Flaster E, Kalayjian L, Pack AM. PMID: 15820344.
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