A. James Fessler, M.D.

A. James Fessler, M.D.

Contact Information

919 Westfall Rd, Clinton Crossings Bldg C, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14618

Administrative: (585) 275-9403
Fax: (585) 756-2311

Professional Bio

A. James Fessler, MD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Division of Epilepsy at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. His clinical interests are in both epilepsy and intraoperative neurophysiology.



Dr. Fessler completed undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. He completed his Neurology residency at Duke University Medical Center and his fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology with a focus in Epilepsy and EEG at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He was on faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis before joining the faculty of the University of Rochester in 2004.

He is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy Monitoring and Sleep Medicine. He is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. Prior to becoming Chief of the Division of Epilepsy, Dr. Fessler was Director for Clinical Research at the Strong Epilepsy Center. He has been active as Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials, and his current research interests include psychiatric aspects of epilepsy and the surgical treatment of partial seizures.

Research Bio

Prior to becoming Chief of the Division of Epilepsy, Dr. Fessler was Director for Clinical Research at the Strong Epilepsy Center. He has been active as Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials, and his current research interests include psychiatric aspects of epilepsy and the surgical treatment of partial seizures.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Strong Stars for commitment to service excellence 2007 - 2008
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society – Travel Award 2000
National Epifellows Foundation – Sixth Annual Scientific Forum 1998
Associated Professional Sleep Societies – Travel Award 1998
Selection for Merritt-Putnam Epilepsy Update 1997
Graduation with Departmental Honors (Behavioral Biology) 1991

Recent Journal Articles

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2011 Jun
Rathke KM, Schäuble B, Fessler AJ, So EL. "Reliability of seizure semiology in patients with 2 seizure foci." Archives of neurology.. 2011 Jun; 68(6):775-8.
2011
Rathke KM; Schauble B; Fessler AJ; So EL. "Reliability of seizure semiology in patients with 2 seizure foci". Arch Neurol. 2011; 68(6): 775-8.
2010 Oct 19
Johnson N, Henry C, Fessler AJ, Dalmau J. "Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis causing prolonged nonconvulsive status epilepticus." Neurology.. 2010 Oct 19; 75(16):1480-2. Epub 2010 Sep 08.
2010
Johnson N; Henry C; Fessler AJ; Dalmau J. "Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis causing prolonged nonconvulsive status epilepticus". Neurology. 2010; 75(16): 1480-20.
2009 Nov 24
Fessler AJ, Treiman DM. "Epilepsy and aggression: proceed with caution." Neurology.. 2009 Nov 24; 73(21):1720-1. Epub 2009 Oct 28.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

Fellowship | Clinical Neurophysiology (Electroencephalography and Epilepsy | Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic2001
Residency | Neurology | Duke University School of Medicine1999
Internship | Internal Medicine | Duke University1996
MD | Medicine | Vanderbilt Univ Sch Medicine1995
BA | Behavioral Biology | Johns Hopkins University1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Mayo Clinic (Rochester)06/26/1999 - 6/29/2001
Residency in Neurology at Duke University Hospital07/01/1996 - 6/30/99
Internship in Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital07/01/1995 - 6/30/96