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Erik J. Kobylarz

Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering

Associate Professor of Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine


  • BS, chemical engineering, Columbia University 1983
  • MD, Geisel School of Medicine 1991
  • PhD, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth 1991

Research Interests

Clinical neurophysiology; intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring; epilepsy; neuro-ophthalmology; brain stimulation for epilepsy

Selected Publications

  • Phillips DJ, Kobylarz EJ, De Peralta ET, Stieg PE, Selesnick SH. "Predictive Factors for Hearing Preservation Following Surgical Resection of Small Vestibular Schwannoma." In press.
  • Fisher R, et al.; the SANTE Study Group (Kobylarz E, Sub-Investigator). "Electrical stimulation of the anterior nucleus of thalamus for treatment of refractory epilepsy." Epilepsia. 2010 May; 51(5):899-908. Epub 2010 Mar 17.
  • Schiff ND, Giacino JT, Kalmar K, Victor JD, Baker K, Gerber M, Fritz B, Eisenberg B, O'Connor J, Kobylarz EJ, Farris S, Machado A, McCagg C, Plum F, Fins JJ, Rezai AR. "Behavioural improvements with thalamic stimulation after severe traumatic brain injury." Nature. 2007 Aug 2;448(7153):600-3.
  • Voss HU, Ulu AM, Dyke JP, Watts R, Kobylarz EJ, McCandliss B, Heier LA, Beattie BJ, Hamacher KA, Vallabhajosula S, Goldsmith S, Ballon D, Giacino JT, Schiff ND. "Possible axonal regrowth in late recovery from the minimally conscious state." J. Clin Invest. 2006 Jul 3;116(7):2005-2011.
  • Kobylarz EJ, Schiff ND. "Neurophysiologic correlates of persistent vegetative and minimally conscious states." Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 2005; 15(3/4):323-332.
  • Hosain SA, Solomon GE, Kobylarz EJ. "Electroencephalographic patterns in unresponsive pediatric patients." Pediatr Neurol. 2005 Mar;32(3):162-5.
  • Kobylarz EJ, Schiff ND. "Functional imaging of severely brain injured patients: progress, challenges, and limitations." Arch Neurol. 2004; 61:1357-1360.
  • Fogarty Mack PF, Perrine K, Kobylarz E, Schwartz TH, Lien CA. "Dexmedetomidine and neurocognitive testing in awake craniotomy." J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2004; Jan;16(1):20-5.
  • Retzloff MG, Kobylarz EJ, Eaton C. "Optic neuritis with transient total blindness during lactation." Obstet. Gynecol. 2001; 98(5 Pt 2):902-904.

Professional Activities

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring
  • Association of University Professorsof Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers
  • Northern New England Neurological Society