David M. Labiner, MD

Professor, Neurology, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Department Head of Neurology
Director of the Arizona Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Emory University, 1979 (B.S.)
  • Medical College of Georgia, 1984 (M.D.)
  • Medical College of Georgia, 1984-85 (Internship)
  • Neurological Institute of New York /Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1985-88 (Residency)
  • Duke Center for the Advanced Study of Epilepsy, 1988-89 (Fellowship, Epilepsy)
Honors and Awards: 
  • Past President of the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
  • Epilepsy Foundation Volunteer of the Year, 2003
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America 2003-2004
Major Areas of Research Interest: 

Epilepsy; Electroencephalograpy; Pharmacology of Seizure Generation and Control; Epidemiology of Epilepsy; Seizure Management

Selected Publications: 

Reminger SL. Kaszniak AW. Labiner DM. Littrell LD. David BT. Ryan L. Herring AM. Kaemingk KL. Bilateral hippocampal volume predicts verbal memory function in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior. 5(5):687-95, 2004.

Carpenter LL. Moreno FA. Kling MA. Anderson GM. Regenold WT. Labiner DM. Price LH. Effect of vagus nerve stimulation on cerebrospinal fluid monoamine metabolites, norepinephrine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid concentrations in depressed patients. Biological Psychiatry. 56(6):418-26, 2004.

Drazkowski JF. Fisher RS. Sirven JI. Demaerschalk BM. Uber-Zak L. Hentz JG. Labiner D. Seizure-related motor vehicle crashes in Arizona before and after reducing the driving restriction from 12 to 3 months. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 78(7):819-25, 2003.

Labiner DM. Weinand ME. Brainerd CJ. Ahern GL. Herring AM. Melgar MA. Prognostic value of concordant seizure focus localizing data in the selection of temporal lobectomy candidates. Neurological Research. 24(8):747-55, 2002.

Labiner DM. Ahern GL. Neurologic consultation for seizures. When, why, and how to pursue. Postgraduate Medicine. 111(1):53-4, 59-60, 63-4, 2002.

Skaff PT. Labiner DM. Status epilepticus due to human parvovirus B19 encephalitis in an immunocompetent adult. Neurology. 57(7):1336-7, 2001.

Weinand ME. Kester MM. Labiner DM. Ahern GL. Time from ictal subdural EEG seizure onset to clinical seizure onset: prognostic value for selecting temporal lobectomy candidates. Neurological Research. 23(6):599-604, 2001.

Ahern GL. Sollers JJ. Lane RD. Labiner DM. Herring AM. Weinand ME. Hutzler R. Thayer JF. Heart rate and heart rate variability changes in the intracarotid sodium amobarbital test. Epilepsia. 42(7):912-21, 2001.

Weinand ME. Labiner DM. Ahern GL. Temporal lobe seizure interhemispheric propagation time depends on nonepileptic cortical cerebral blood flow. Epilepsy Research. 44(1):33-9, 2001.

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

 Haadi Dehdashti (MSRP 2010): "Comparison of Hispanic and Anglos in Epilepsies and Its Relation to Depression."

NIH K-12 Science Teacher Program: 

-Dianna Isaacson, Indian Oasis Intermediate School, 2004

Tuesday, March 6, 2018