Andrea Bernasconi, MD

Andrea Bernasconi, MD
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andrea.bernasconi [at]
BIC Core Faculty

Dr. Andrea Bernasconi is a neurologist and epileptologist specialized in Neuroimaging of Epilepsy. The overall goal of his research is to demonstrate that advanced MRI techniques lead to major improvements in the management and quality of care of patients with epilepsy who are candidates for surgical treatment. His main activity is devoted to modeling epileptogenic lesions and studying their relationship to brain structure and function. His group has developed computerized MRI analysis methods to identify neuronal migration disorders that are often undetected by conventional imaging.

Selected publications: 

Bernasconi A. Connectome-based models of the epileptogenic network: a step towards epileptomics? Brain. 2017: 2525-2527

Hong SJ, Bernhardt BC, Gill RS, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A. The spectrum of structural and functional network alterations in malformations of cortical development. Brain. 2017: 2133-2143

Hong SJ, Bernhardt BC, Caldairou B, Hall JA, Guiot MC, Schrader D, Bernasconi N, Bernasconi A. Multimodal MRI profiling of focal cortical dysplasia type II. Neurology. 2017: 734-742

Hong SJ, Kim H, Schrader D, Bernasconi N, Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi A. Automated detection of cortical dysplasia type II in MRI-negative epilepsy. Neurology. 2014: 48-55

Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N, Bernhardt BC, Schrader D. Advances in MRI for 'cryptogenic' epilepsies. Nature Rev Neurol. 2011: 99-108

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