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Lazar John Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology
Chair, Department of Neurology
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-5357
Phone: 860-679-3186
Fax: 860-679-6555
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B.A.Yale UniversityHistory
Ph.D.University of VirginiaNeuroscience
M.D.University of VirginiaMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
PostdoctoralUniversity of VirginiaPhysiology Department (Laboratory of John Hackett, Ph.D.)
InternshipUniversity of Michigan HospitalsDepartment of Internal Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of Michigan HospitalsDepartment of Neurology
FellowshipUniversity of Michigan Medical CenterEEG and Epilepsy, Department of Neurology

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Top Doctor AwardCastle Connolly
Top Doctor AwardCastle Connoly
Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum GraduateAmerican Academy of Neurology
Top Doctor AwardCastle Connolly
Top Doctor AwardCastle Connolly
Faculty of the Year, Dept. of Neurology Resident Teaching AwardUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
FellowAmerican Epilepsy Soceity
Top Doctor AwardCastle Connolly
FellowAmerican Association of Neurology
Elected to American Neurological Association 2010; Fellow status in 2012American Neurological Association
Lamplighter AwardEpilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio
Robert Wilson AwardEpilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio
American Epilepsy Society Junior Investigator AwardAmerican Epilepsy Society
American Academy of Neurology Research Fellowship in NeuropharmacologyAmerican Academy of Neurology
Whitfield Randolph Scholarship in NeuroscienceUniversity of Virginia
Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Virginia
Seymour Prize in Humanities, Berkeley CollegeYale University
Phi Beta KappaYale Univesity
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Brain Coalition - Board of DirectorsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationBoard of DirectorsExternalNational2017
American Epilepsy SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMerrit Putnam Symposium Planning CommitteeExternalNational2017
Academic Merit Program Executive CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2017
Clinical CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2016
Neurology Practice-Based Research NetworkProfessional/Scientific OrganizationBoard of DirectorsExternalNational2014

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • “Physiologic Basis of Epileptic EEG Patterns”
    Greenfield Jr. LJ, Lee SH Understanding Epilepsy- A Study Guide for the Boards 2019 Jun;
  • Benzodiazepines
    Greenfield LJJ, Sahaya K, Lee S The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice, 7th Ed 2019 Jun;

Case Reports


  • Commentary.
    Greenfield, L John Journal of neurosciences in rural practice 2014 Apr;5(2):149-50



Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Epilepsy UpdateLectureCurrent Clinical Medicine CME series, Dept. Internal Medicine, UConn Health2019UConn Health, Farmington CT
High Frequency Oscillations in EpilepsyLectureNeurology Grand Rounds, Hartford Hospital2018Hartford, CT
Faculty Wellness and BurnoutLectureAUPN Chair’s Course, ANA2018Atlanta, GA
Driving and EpilepsyLectureEpilepsy Foundation of Connecticut Webinar2018Webcast (statewide)
Altered States: Causes of ConfusionLectureUConn Internal Medicine CME course lecture2018UConn Health, Farmington CT
Impact of Driving Restriction on People with Epilepsy (IDRoPS).PosterAmerican Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting2017
Eating Epilepsy: What the Reflex Epilepsies Teach Us About SeizuresLectureUConn/Hartford Hospital Neurology Grand Rounds2017Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
High Frequency Oscillations in EpilepsyLectureUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Neurology Grand Rounds2017UAMS, Little Rock, AR
Transverse Myelitis after Spinal Cord ContusionPosterAmerican Academy of Neurology2016Vancouver, BC
Eating epilepsy, a rare and under-recognized reflex epilepsy.PosterAmerican Academy of Neurology2016Vancouver BC
Electrophysiological properties of channelrhodopsin2 channels differ when expressed in NT2 neurons and HEK293 cellsPosterSociety for Neuroscience2013Washington DC
Transfected NT2N cells express channelrhodopsin-2 after grafting into organotypic hippocampal slices.PosterSociety for Neuroscience2013Washington DC