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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Paul A. Rutecki is a neurologist whose medical interests include epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology and brain stimulation to control epilepsy.


Dr. Rutecki is a neurologist on the inpatient service. He does not see patients in the Neurology Clinic.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology
Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
Residency Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
Internship Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
Medical School The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1978

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Dr. Rutecki’s research currently consists of cellular neurophysiology, hippocampal synaptic synchronization and animal models of epilepsy. He also received a Merit Review grant through the Veterans Administration to study metabotropic glutamate receptors and development of epilepsy.

PubMed Articles
Geller EB Skarpaas TL Gross RE Goodman RR Barkley GL Bazil CW Berg MJ Bergey GK Cash SS Cole AJ Duckrow RB Edwards JC Eisenschenk S Fessler J Fountain NB Goldman AM Gwinn RP Heck C Herekar A Hirsch LJ Jobst BC King-Stephens D Labar DR Leiphart JW Marsh WR Meador KJ Mizrahi EM Murro AM Nair DR Noe KH Park YD Rutecki PA Salanova V Sheth RD Shields DC Skidmore C Smith MC Spencer DC Srinivasan S Tatum W Van Ness PC Vossler DG Wharen RE Jr Worrell GA Yoshor D Zimmerman RS Cicora K Sun FT Morrell MJ . Brain-responsive neurostimulation in patients with medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2017 Jun;58(6):994-1004
[PubMed ID: 28398014]
Jobst BC Kapur R Barkley GL Bazil CW Berg MJ Bergey GK Boggs JG Cash SS Cole AJ Duchowny MS Duckrow RB Edwards JC Eisenschenk S Fessler AJ Fountain NB Geller EB Goldman AM Goodman RR Gross RE Gwinn RP Heck C Herekar AA Hirsch LJ King-Stephens D Labar DR Marsh WR Meador KJ Miller I Mizrahi EM Murro AM Nair DR Noe KH Olejniczak PW Park YD Rutecki P Salanova V Sheth RD Skidmore C Smith MC Spencer DC Srinivasan S Tatum W Van Ness P Vossler DG Wharen RE Jr Worrell GA Yoshor D Zimmerman RS Skarpaas TL Morrell MJ . Brain-responsive neurostimulation in patients with medically intractable seizures arising from eloquent and other neocortical areas. Epilepsia. 2017 Jun;58(6):1005-1014
[PubMed ID: 28387951]
Pizarro R Nair V Meier T Holdsworth R Tunnell E Rutecki P Sillay K Meyerand ME Prabhakaran V . Delineating potential epileptogenic areas utilizing resting functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in epilepsy patients. Neurocase. 2016 Aug;22(4):362-8
[PubMed ID: 27362339]
Rutecki PA Sutula TP . Hippocampal abnormalities and sudden childhood death. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2016 Jun;12(2):200-1
[PubMed ID: 27020889]
Salinsky M Parko K Rutecki P Boudreau E Storzbach D . Attributing seizures to TBI: Validation of a brief patient questionnaire. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Apr;57(Pt A):141-4
[PubMed ID: 26953843]
King-Stephens D Mirro E Weber PB Laxer KD Van Ness PC Salanova V Spencer DC Heck CN Goldman A Jobst B Shields DC Bergey GK Eisenschenk S Worrell GA Rossi MA Gross RE Cole AJ Sperling MR Nair DR Gwinn RP Park YD Rutecki PA Fountain NB Wharen RE Hirsch LJ Miller IO Barkley GL Edwards JC Geller EB Berg MJ Sadler TL Sun FT Morrell MJ . Lateralization of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with chronic ambulatory electrocorticography. Epilepsia. 2015 Jun;56(6):959-67
[PubMed ID: 25988840]
Sillay KA Rutecki P Cicora K Worrell G Drazkowski J Shih JJ Sharan AD Morrell MJ Williams J Wingeier B . Long-term measurement of impedance in chronically implanted depth and subdural electrodes during responsive neurostimulation in humans. Brain Stimul. 2013 Sep;6(5):718-26
[PubMed ID: 23538208]
Maganti RK Rutecki P . EEG and epilepsy monitoring. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2013 Jun;19(3 Epilepsy):598-622
[PubMed ID: 23739100]
Potter WB Basu T O'Riordan KJ Kirchner A Rutecki P Burger C Roopra A . Reduced juvenile long-term depression in tuberous sclerosis complex is mitigated in adults by compensatory recruitment of mGluR5 and Erk signaling. PLoS Biol. 2013;11(8):e1001627
[PubMed ID: 23966835]
Dabbs K Becker T Jones J Rutecki P Seidenberg M Hermann B . Brain structure and aging in chronic temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2012 Jun;53(6):1033-43
[PubMed ID: 22471353]
Hutchinson EB Rutecki PA Alexander AL Sutula TP . Fisher statistics for analysis of diffusion tensor directional information. J Neurosci Methods. 2012 Apr 30;206(1):40-5
[PubMed ID: 22342971]
Karr L Pan YZ Rutecki PA . CB1 receptor antagonism impairs the induction of epileptiform activity by group I metabotropic glutamate receptor activation. Epilepsia. 2010 Jul;51 Suppl 3:121-5
[PubMed ID: 20618416]
Pan YZ Karr L Rutecki P . Ictal activity induced by group I metabotropic glutamate receptor activation and loss of afterhyperpolarizations. Neuropharmacology. 2010 Jul-Aug;59(1-2):86-92
[PubMed ID: 20385148]
Karr L Rutecki PA . Activity-dependent induction and maintenance of epileptiform activity produced by group I metabotropic glutamate receptors in the rat hippocampal slice. Epilepsy Res. 2008 Sep;81(1):14-23
[PubMed ID: 18495430]
Hermann B Seidenberg M Sager M Carlsson C Gidal B Sheth R Rutecki P Asthana S . Growing old with epilepsy: the neglected issue of cognitive and brain health in aging and elder persons with chronic epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2008 May;49(5):731-40
[PubMed ID: 18031544]
Jones JE Bell B Fine J Rutecki P Seidenberg M Hermann B . A controlled prospective investigation of psychiatric comorbidity in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2007 Dec;48(12):2357-60
[PubMed ID: 17651410]
Hermann B Seidenberg M Lee EJ Chan F Rutecki P . Cognitive phenotypes in temporal lobe epilepsy. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2007 Jan;13(1):12-20
[PubMed ID: 17166299]
Hermann BP Seidenberg M Dow C Jones J Rutecki P Bhattacharya A Bell B . Cognitive prognosis in chronic temporal lobe epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2006 Jul;60(1):80-7
[PubMed ID: 16802302]
Maganti R Rutecki P Bell B Woodard A Jones JC Ramirez L Iskandar B . Epilepsy surgery outcome among US veterans. Epilepsy Behav. 2003 Dec;4(6):723-8
[PubMed ID: 14698707]
Sayin U Osting S Hagen J Rutecki P Sutula T . Spontaneous seizures and loss of axo-axonic and axo-somatic inhibition induced by repeated brief seizures in kindled rats. J Neurosci. 2003 Apr 1;23(7):2759-68
[PubMed ID: 12684462]