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Schiff, Steven J.

Schiff, Steven J.

Brush Chair Professor of Engineering in the departments of Neurosurgery, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Physics, and BioE

Office phone: (814) 863-4210
Office address: W-311 Millennium Science Complex
E-mail: sschiff@psu.edu
Homepage: http://www.esm.psu.edu/schiff


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Physiology, Duke University School of Medicine, 1985
  • M.D., Medicine, Duke university School of Medicine, 1980
  • S.B., Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977

Years of Service with Penn State

  • 2007 – Present Director, Penn State Center for Neural Engineering
  • 2006 – Present Professor of Neurosurgery, Engineering Sciences and Mechanics, and Physcis (Courtesy)
  • 2006 – Present Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, Penn State University

Other Related Experience — Teaching, Industrial, Etc.

  • 1998 – Present Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology, George Washington University Schoof of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • 1998 – 2006 Krasnow Professor Neurobiology, and Director, Center for Neural Dynamics, Krasnow Institute, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • 1996 – 1998 Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, Children's Research Institite, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • 1994 – 1998 Professor, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics and Physiology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • 1993 – 1997 Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Recent Principal Publications

Consulting, Patents, and Scientific and Professional Society Memberships

  • U.S. Patent 6,665,562, BJ Gluckman, SJ Schiff, Issued. Adaptive Electric Field Modulation Of Neural Systems (Methods) (16 Dec 2003)
  • U.S. Patent 5,800,459, ML Spano, BJ Gluckman, WL Ditto, SJ Schiff,. Electric Field Control of Epileptiform Activity, (1 Sept 1998)
  • U.S. Patent 5,797,965, ML Spano, BJ Gluckman, WL Ditto, SJ Schiff,. Suppression of Epileptiform Activity (25 Aug 1998)
  • U.S. Patent 5,522,863, ML Spano, WL Ditto, SJ Schiff. Pulsating Behavior Monitoring and Modification System for Neural Networks (4 June 1996)
  • U.S. Patent 6,873,872, BJ Gluckman, SJ Schiff. Adaptive Electric Field Modulation Of Neural Systems (Device) (Present)

Professional Licenses or Certifications

  • Medical License, North Carolina, 16 Oct 1998
  • Medicine & Surgery License, Virginia, 1 Sept 1994
  • Physician and Surgeon License, Maryland, 21 July 1992
  • Medicine and Surgery License, District of Columbia, 21 May 1990
  • Medical Physician and Surgeon, Pennsylvania, 7 Dec 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in 'Guide to Americas' Top Surgeons, 3rd Edition, Consumers' Research Council of America (2006)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society Citation: “For his contributions to the physical and biological understanding and control of the dynamis of neural signals in the brain.”, APS (2005)
  • Listed in 'Guide to America's Top Physicans' (2nd Edition), Consumers' Research Council of America (2005)
  • Independent Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health (2003)
  • Independent Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health (1998)

Recent Institutional and Professional Service

  • DIvisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society (2006 – Present)
  • Action Editor, Journal of Computational Neuroscience (2006 – Present)

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