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Daniel Drane, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology


Daniel Drane is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics.  He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in 1994, completed his residency in Neuropsychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Drane is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).  In addition to his Emory University appointment, he is an Affiliate Associate Professor position at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he served as the Director of the Epilepsy Neuropsychology Program from 2001-2007.  He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).

Dr. Drane has authored a number of articles related to predicting and improving epilepsy surgery outcome, emphasizing neural substrates of object naming, object recognition, and semantic memory. His work combines cognitive assessment and neuroimaging procedures (e.g., diffusion tractography, quantitative volumetric MRI analysis, and functional imaging) to understand the interplay of neural networks underlying these functions.  Secondary research interests include identification and treatment of psychogenic nonepileptic events, symptom validity evaluation, test development, and the impact of epileptiform activity (including interictal/subclinical discharges) on cognitive function and neuroimaging parameters.  Dr. Drane joined the Emory faculty in 2007.