Cornelia Drees, MD
Professor Adjoint, Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Cologne, Cologne Germany (1993)
Internship:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program (1998)
Residencies:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program, Neurology (2001)
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Neurology (1999)
Fellowships:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program, Clinical Neurophysiology (2003)
Languages: English, German, French
Department: Neurology

Professional Titles

  • Professor Adjoint, Neurology
  • Assistant Chief, Epilepsy

Recognition & Awards

  • Faculty Teaching Award, Neurology Residency Program (2016)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Neurology Residency Program (2013)
  • Teacher of the Year, Division of Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute (2009)

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Neurology

Publications

  • Schusse CM, Smith K, Drees C. Outcomes after hemispherectomy in adult patients with intractable epilepsy: institutional experience and systematic review of the literature. J Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;128(3):853-861. PubMed PMID: 28452614
  • Brown MG, Drees C, Nagae LM, Thompson JA, Ojemann S, Abosch A. Curative and palliative MRI-guided laser ablation for drug-resistant epilepsy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29084870
  • Schusse CM, Smith K, Drees C. Outcomes after hemispherectomy in adult patients with intractable epilepsy: institutional experience and systematic review of the literature. J Neurosurg. 2017 Apr 28;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28452614
  • Nagae LM, Honce JM, Nyberg E, Ojemann S, Abosch A, Drees CN. Imaging of Laser Therapy in Epilepsy. J Neuroimaging. 2017 May;27(3):292-299. PubMed PMID: 28370739
  • Yin D, Thompson JA, Drees C, Ojemann SG, Nagae L, Pelak VS, Abosch A. Optic Radiation Tractography and Visual Field Deficits in Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Amygdalohippocampectomy in Patients with Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2017;95(2):107-113. PubMed PMID: 28324881
  • Drees C, Sillau S, Brown MG, Abosch A. Preoperative evaluation for epilepsy surgery: Process improvement. Neurol Clin Pract. 2017 Jun;7(3):205-213. PubMed PMID: 30107011
  • Nagae LM, Honce JM, Nyberg E, Ojemann S, Abosch A, Drees CN. Imaging of Laser Therapy in Epilepsy. J Neuroimaging. 2017 May;27(3):292-299. PubMed PMID: 28370739
  • Yin D, Thompson JA, Drees C, Ojemann SG, Nagae L, Pelak VS, Abosch A. Optic Radiation Tractography and Visual Field Deficits in Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Amygdalohippocampectomy in Patients with Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2017;95(2):107-113. PubMed PMID: 28324881
  • Nagae LM, Lall N, Dahmoush H, Nyberg E, Mirsky D, Drees C, Honce JM. Diagnostic, treatment, and surgical imaging in epilepsy. Clin Imaging. 2016 Jul-Aug;40(4):624-36. PubMed PMID: 27317207
  • Drees C, Makic MB, Case K, Mancuso MP, Hill A, Walczak P, Limon S, Biesecker K, Frey L. Skin Irritation during Video-EEG Monitoring. Neurodiagn J. 2016;56(3):139-150. PubMed PMID: 28436772
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology, Member
  • American Epilepsy Society, Member
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Member
  • German Section of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, Member

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Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurology, Board Certification (2011)
  • Clinical Neurophysiology, Board Certification (2004)
  • Epilepsy (2014)
  • Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring, Board Certification (2015)
  • Critical Care EEG, Board Certification (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Epilepsy
Clinical Interests
Dr. Drees is involved in several quality improvement projects within the epilepsy division. In one project, she is investigating factors affecting treatment of status epilepticus in the hospital. She is also interested in improving access and outcomes in epilepsy surgery. Specialty Clinics: Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS), Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS), Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) Clinic, Tuberous Sclerosis (TS) Clinic, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), Clinical Trials

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Cologne, Cologne Germany (1993)
Internships:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program, Neurology (2001)
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Neurology (1999)
Fellowships:
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program, Clinical Neurophysiology (2003)
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Languages: English, German, French
Department: Neurology
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