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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

David Hsu, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical and teaching interests include general child neurology and developmental delay in infants. His research interests are in computational models of how the brain learns and how derangements of learning mechanisms lead to neurological disease.


Pediatric Neurology

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American Family Children's Hospital
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
Residency University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
Stanford University Hospital
Internship University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
Medical School University of Pittsburgh, 1997

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PubMed Articles
Jones JE Jackson DC Chambers KL Dabbs K Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Children with epilepsy and anxiety: Subcortical and cortical differences. Epilepsia. 2015 Feb;56(2):283-90
[PubMed ID: 25580566]
Almane D Jones JE Jackson DC Seidenberg M Koehn M Hsu DA Hermann BP . Brief clinical screening for academic underachievement in new-onset childhood epilepsy: utility and longitudinal results. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Feb;43:117-21
[PubMed ID: 25601585]
Zhao Q Rathouz PJ Jones JE Jackson DC Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Longitudinal trajectories of behavior problems and social competence in children with new onset epilepsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015 Jan;57(1):37-44
[PubMed ID: 25040537]
Lin JJ Dabbs K Riley JD Jones JE Jackson DC Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Neurodevelopment in new-onset juvenile myoclonic epilepsy over the first 2 years. Ann Neurol. 2014 Nov;76(5):660-8
[PubMed ID: 25087843]
Bonilha L Tabesh A Dabbs K Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Hermann BP Lin JJ . Neurodevelopmental alterations of large-scale structural networks in children with new-onset epilepsy. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Aug;35(8):3661-72
[PubMed ID: 24453089]
Rathouz PJ Zhao Q Jones JE Jackson DC Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Cognitive development in children with new onset epilepsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Jul;56(7):635-41
[PubMed ID: 24650092]
Jackson DC Lin JJ Chambers KL Kessler-Jones A Jones JE Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Birth weight and cognition in children with epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2014 Jun;55(6):901-8
[PubMed ID: 24735169]
Amarreh I Dabbs K Jackson DC Jones JE Meyerand ME Stafstrom CE Hsu DA Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Cerebral white matter integrity in children with active versus remitted epilepsy 5 years after diagnosis. Epilepsy Res. 2013 Dec;107(3):263-71
[PubMed ID: 24148888]
Jackson DC Dabbs K Walker NM Jones JE Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . The neuropsychological and academic substrate of new/recent-onset epilepsies. J Pediatr. 2013 May;162(5):1047-53.e1
[PubMed ID: 23219245]
Walker NM Jackson DC Dabbs K Jones JE Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Sheth RD Koehn MA Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Is lower IQ in children with epilepsy due to lower parental IQ? A controlled comparison study. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 Mar;55(3):278-82
[PubMed ID: 23216381]
Lin JJ Riley JD Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Dabbs K Becker T Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Striatal hypertrophy and its cognitive effects in new-onset benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes. Epilepsia. 2012 Apr;53(4):677-85
[PubMed ID: 22360313]
Jackson DC Irwin W Dabbs K Lin JJ Jones JE Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Ventricular enlargement in new-onset pediatric epilepsies. Epilepsia. 2011 Dec;52(12):2225-32
[PubMed ID: 22091816]
Hsu D Hsu M Grabenstatter HL Worrell GA Sutula TP . Time-frequency analysis using damped-oscillator pseudo-wavelets: Application to electrophysiological recordings. J Neurosci Methods. 2010 Dec 15;194(1):179-92
[PubMed ID: 20933002]
Schachter SC Guttag J Schiff SJ Schomer DL . Advances in the application of technology to epilepsy: the CIMIT/NIO Epilepsy Innovation Summit. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Sep;16(1):3-46
[PubMed ID: 19780225]
Hsu D Hsu M . Zwanzig-Mori projection operators and EEG dynamics: deriving a simple equation of motion. PMC Biophys. 2009 Jul 13;2(1):6
[PubMed ID: 19594920]
Hsu D Chen W Hsu M Beggs JM . An open hypothesis: is epilepsy learned, and can it be unlearned? Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Oct;13(3):511-22
[PubMed ID: 18573694]
Hsu D Tang A Hsu M Beggs JM . Simple spontaneously active Hebbian learning model: homeostasis of activity and connectivity, and consequences for learning and epileptogenesis. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2007 Oct;76(4 Pt 1):041909
[PubMed ID: 17995028]
Hsu D . The dentate gyrus as a filter or gate: a look back and a look ahead. Prog Brain Res. 2007;163:601-13
[PubMed ID: 17765740]
Sheth RD Stafstrom CE Hsu D . Nonpharmacological treatment options for epilepsy. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2005 Jun;12(2):106-13
[PubMed ID: 16114176]
Hsu D Sandborg C Hahn JS . Frontal lobe seizures and uveitis associated with acute human parvovirus B19 infection. J Child Neurol. 2004 Apr;19(4):304-6
[PubMed ID: 15163099]