Biographical Sketch


Academic career:

MD degree University of Vienna 1949. Gastarzt University Hospital for Neurology and Psychiatry 1950. Internship Staten Island Hospital NY, New York 1950-1951. Fellowship in Neurology and Electroencephalography Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota 1951-1955. MS, Neurology University of Minnesota 1955. Certified by American Board of Qualifications in Electroencephalography 1955, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) 1957.

 Subsequently academic appointments at University of Michigan Ann Arbor (Instructor, Assistant Professor) and Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan (Associate Professor, Professor). Adjunct Professor Department of Neurology, University of Utah 1990-2016; Emeritus 2016.


Other appointments:

Chief of Neurology and Electroencephalography Lafayette Clinic Detroit, Michigan. Medical Director Epilepsy Center of Michigan, Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory Harper Hospital Detroit, Michigan. Retired from clinical practice 1990.

Biographical listing: Who’s Who in the World, Editions 1984-85 through 1994-1995.



S Weir Mitchell Award American Academy of Neurology for the best scientific article by a junior member.
Lafayette Clinic Graduating Residents for Excellence in Teaching.
Ambassador for Epilepsy International League against Epilepsy and International Bureau for Epilepsy.
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Herbert H. Jasper Award for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the fields of clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy.


Membership in scientific societies:

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society – past President; Michigan Neurological Association – past President; Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers  – past President; Central EEG Society – past President; Western Clinical Neurophysiology Society – Honorary Member of Great Distinction; American Epilepsy Society – Senior Member; American Academy of Neurology – Senior Member.


Scientific Publications:

Over 130 peer reviewed scientific articles on neurology, psychiatry, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. Twenty invited chapters in monographs on epilepsy or clinical neurophysiology. Books: The Prognosis of Patients with Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Sleep and Sleep Deprivation with R. Degen.


Personal data:

Born August, 30 1925 Vienna, Austria. Married Martha J. Kinscher 1951. U.S. citizenship 1957. Three children, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Previous hobbies: Skiing, sailing, bike riding. Life Member Grosse Pointe Sail Club. Advanced age precludes active participation. Current interests apart from science: reading and writing about history, philosophy, religion and their impact on today’s policies.