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Allan Krumholz, MD

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Professor Emeritus

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Education and Training


1966   B.A.,  Queens College, City University of New York, NY (Economics)

1970   M.D.,  the Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL

Post Graduate Education and Training

1970 – 1972 Intern and Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Baltimore City Hospital, Baltimore, MD

1972 – 1974 Resident, Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1974– 1975 Chief Resident, Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1978-1979  Fellow, Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 


I came to the University of Maryland in 1989, and I have been privileged to be an active and productive member of the Neurology Department, the Epilepsy Center and the Sleep Program for over 25 years.  For 14 years of those years I directed of the Maryland Epilepsy Center, and for 7 years I directed, as I still do, the nationally designated Veterans Affairs (VA) Northeast Epilepsy Center of Excellence and VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence in Baltimore, Maryland.  I recently chose to retire from full-time clinical activity and to remain on the faculty as a part-time clinical staff member, but I remain active in the Department of Neurology and Medical School in clinical care and research. My clinical activities focus on epilepsy and seizure care, including issues such as driving and epilepsy, management of a first seizure, and psychogenic seizures.  My research is largely clinical and includes those areas as well as status epilepticus and clinical drug trials for epilepsy and seizures.  I am also trained in and practice sleep medicine, and have a particular interest in neurosarcoidosis and related inflammatory neurological disorders.  

Research/Clinical Keywords

First seizure evaluation and management, driving and epilepsy, seizures following cardiac arrest, nonconvulsive status epilepticus, psychogenic seizures, neurosarcoidosis, evoked potential clinical applications.

Highlighted Publications

Krumholz A, Stern BJ, Weiss HD. Outcome from coma after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): relation to seizures and myoclonus. Neurology 1988;38:401-405.

Krumholz A, Fisher RS, Lesser RP, Hauser WA. Driving and epilepsy: a review and reappraisal. Journal of the American Medical Association 1991;265:622-626.

Krumholz A, Stern BJ, Stern E. Clinical implications of seizures in neurosarcoidosis. Archives of Neurology 1991;48:842-844.

Krumholz A, Wiebe S, Gronseth GS, Gloss DS, Sanchez AM, Arif A. Kabir, MD, Liferidge, AT, Martello JP, Kanner AM, Shinnar S, Hopp JL, French JA. Evidenced-based guideline: Management of an unprovoked seizure in adults: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. Neurology 2015:84:1705-1713.