Journal of Neurology and Neurological Disorders

Editorial Board Member - JNND

James Tao

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
The University of Chicago
United States

Dr. James Tao obtained his MD degree in Wannan Medical College in Wuhu city, China in 1984. After his graduation, he went to Capital Medical University in Beijing, China for a post-graduate study. In 1997, he obtained his PhD degree in neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. In 2001, Dr. Tao completed his neurology residency training in the Department of Neurology at the University of Chicago, and then completed his training as a clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy fellowship in 2002 in the same department. He became a faculty in the Department of Neurology at the University of Chicago in the same year. Currently he is an associated professor of Neurology. Dr. Tao specializes in the diagnosis and management of seizure disorders and epilepsy syndromes. Dr. Tao is interested in the use of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), surgery and neuro-stimulation for treating patients with medically resistant epilepsy.


Dr. Tao’s research focuses on the use of electrophysiology and neuroimaging, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) to precisely localize the epileptic focus and subsequently to guide epilepsy surgery. In addition, Dr. Tao is interested in the mechanism and prevention of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which is the leading cause of mortality in patients with chronic uncontrolled epilepsy.

Other Editorial Board Members - JNND

Allan Siegel

Department of Neurology & Neurosciences
Rutgers University
United States

Avner Meoded

Neuroimaging Research Fellow
United States


Associate Scientist
Department of Neuroscience
Temple University
United States

Dominique M. Durand

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Neurosciences
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland
United States

Alok Dabi

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
United States

Hongbin Fang

Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics
Georgetown University
United States

Walter Royal

Department of Neurology
University of Maryland
United States

Shengwen Calvin Li

Faculty Scientist
Center for Neuroscience and Stem Cell Research
University of California-Irvine School of Medicine
United States

Wayne Brake

Department of Psychology
Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology
Concordia University

Karen Kathleen Szumlinski

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California
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