Reza Shouri, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering epilepsy and seizure disorders. Dr. Shouri has always been fascinated with the structure and function of the human brain. While he has helped treat patients with neurological conditions such as epilepsy, his interests also lie in the origins and causes of epilepsy. His research examines gelastic epilepsy, a rare form of epilepsy characterized by uncontrollable laughter. He has published his research in the Journal of Neurology and is teaching neuroscience and physiology courses at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis.
Dr. Shouri holds a BS in microbiology from The University of Memphis in Tennessee, an MS in microbiology from The University of Memphis, an MS in anatomy and neurobiology from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee and an MD from the University of Technology of Santiago School of Medicine in Santiago.
Early on, I have had a keen interest in the complexity of the brain, and how one misfiring in the communication between brain cells can have devastating consequences. This fascination with conditions like epilepsy is what inspired my interest in a career in medicine. I am passionate about this condition not only because of its complexity, but also because my sister was diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age. In helping treat my sister, as well as other patients with epilepsy, I understand that having epilepsy is not only a physical journey in controlling your seizures, but also an emotional one.
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