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Faculty Detail    
Name JERZY P SZAFLARSKI
 
Campus Address CIRC 312 Zip 0017
Phone 205-934-3866
E-mail szaflaj@uab.edu
Other websites
     

Education
Medical School  Collegium Medicum (Bydgoszcz) of the Nicolaus Copernicus University    1991  Doctor of Medicine 
Graduate  Collegium Medicum (Bydgoszcz) of the Nicolaus Copernicus University    1997  Doctor of Philosophy 

Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology  2010 
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology  2013 


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Neurology   Neurology Chair Office Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Jerzy P. Szaflarski, M.D., Ph.D. joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Neurology in the fall of 2013 as a Professor and as the Director of the Division of Epilepsy. He also directs the Level IV UAB Epilepsy Center. Dr. Szaflarski received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Collegium Medicum of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. He then completed a neurology residency and later a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at University of Cincinnati. Dr. Szaflarski initiated his research career with a fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey R. Binder, where he studied functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition and analysis.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Academy of Neurology    http://www.aan.com/ 
American Epilepsy Society    http://www.aesnet.org/ 
The Organization for Human Brain Mapping    http://www.humanbrainmapping.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1 

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Use of Neuroimaging (fMRI) for Cortical Mapping
Description
Our primary goal is to use emerging neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or other advanced technologies for cortical mapping. Cortical mapping can assist in the identification of epileptogenic zones and eloquent cortex facilitating comprehensive presurgical evaluation in patients with intractable epilepsy.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Bigras C, Shear PK, Vannest J, Allendorfer JB, Szaflarski JP “The effects of temporal
lobe epilepsy on scene-encoding” Epilepsy and Behavior 2013: 1(1): 11-21. 
23207513 
Siegel M, Allendorfer JB, Lindsell CJ, Vannest J, Szaflarski JP “The effects of linguistic
relationships among paired associates on verbal self-generation and recognition
memory” Brain and Behavior 2012: 2 (6): 789-795. 
23170241 
Szaflarski JP, Altaye M, Rajagopal A, Eaton K, Meng XX, Plante E, Holland SK “A 10-
year longitudinal fMRI study of narrative comprehension in children and adolescents”
Neuroimage 2012: 63(3): 1188-1195. 
22951258 
Bateman LM, Begley CE, Ben-Menachem E, Berg AT, Berkovic SF, Cascino GD,
Drazkowski J, Edwards JC, Engel J Jr, French JA, Gilliam FD, Hoerth MT, Jehi LE,
Kanner AM, Krauss GL, Labiner DM, Loddenkemper T, Luders HO, McKhann GM 2nd,
McLachlan R, Modi A, Pennell PB, Shafer PO, Sirven JI, Stern JM, Szaflarski JP,
Theodore WH “Overcoming barriers to successful epilepsy management” Epilepsy
Currents 2012: 12(4): 158-160. 
22936891 

Keywords
fMRI, Brain Mapping, Epliepsy, Neuronal Plasticity