Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Stephan U Schuele, MD, MPH

Stephan U Schuele, MD, MPH

Chief of Neurophysiology and Epilepsy in the Department of Neurology

Professor of Neurology (Neurophysiology/Epilepsy) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Focus of Work


My research is focused on the mechanisms and prevention of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP). I am also interested in cortical plasticity and functional mapping in patient undergoing epilepsy surgery. Outside of epilepsy, I am involved in clincal care and research of musicians with medical problems related to their instrument, in particular focal task specific dystonia.


Education and Certification

  • MD: Witten/Herdecke University Medical School (1999)
  • MPH: Cleveland St U (2003)
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic (2003)
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic (2005)
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic (2006)
  • Board Certification: Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Neurology