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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

David Hsu, MD, PhD, is neurologist with medical and teaching interests including 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 Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, American Family Children's Hospital (secondary)

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, IA
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Internship University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Medical School University of Pittsburgh, 1997


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

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PubMed Articles
Hsu DY Brieva J Silverberg NB Paller AS Silverberg JI . Pediatric Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in the United States. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 May;76(5):811-817.e4
[PubMed ID: 28285784]
Ren Z Hsu DY Brieva J Silverberg NB Langan SM Silverberg JI . Hospitalization, inpatient burden and comorbidities associated with bullous pemphigoid in the U.S.A. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Jan;176(1):87-99
[PubMed ID: 27343837]
Hermann BP Zhao Q Jackson DC Jones JE Dabbs K Almane D Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Koehn MA Seidenberg M Rathouz PJ . Cognitive phenotypes in childhood idiopathic epilepsies. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Aug;61:269-274
[PubMed ID: 27442497]
Hsu DA Rayer K Jackson DC Stafstrom CE Hsu M Ferrazzano PA Dabbs K Worrell GA Jones JE Hermann BP . Correlation of EEG with neuropsychological status in children with epilepsy. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Feb;127(2):1196-205
[PubMed ID: 26337841]
Garcia-Ramos C Jackson DC Lin JJ Dabbs K Jones JE Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Zawadzki L Seidenberg M Prabhakaran V Hermann BP . Cognition and brain development in children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes. Epilepsia. 2015 Oct;56(10):1615-22
[PubMed ID: 26337046]
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]