Dr. Steven C. Schachter reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Schachter is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Director of Clinical Research at the Harvard Osher Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a past President of the Epilepsy Association of Massachusetts and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He frequently chairs symposia and meetings and speaks at national and international conferences on subjects pertaining to epilepsy. Dr. Schachter is also author and editor of over 100 reviewed publications and numerous books.
Education and Training
MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 1980
Internship in Medicine: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, 1980–1981
Residency in Neurology: Longwood Area Neurology Program, Boston, MA, 1981–1983
Chief Resident in Neurology: Longwood Area Neurology Program, Boston, MA, 1983–1984
Fellowship in Electroencephalography and Clinical Epilepsy: Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA, 1984–1986
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
Harvard University, Boston, MA:
Associate Professor of Neurology, 1997–present
Assistant Professor of Neurology, 1994–1997
Instructor in Neurology, 1984–1994
Clinical Fellow in Neurology, 1981–1984
Teaching Fellow in Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1977–1978
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Dr. Schachter has equity interest, stock options and receives consulting honoraria from Insero Health, Inc.
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