Howard Goodkin, MD, PhD, the Shure Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the UVA School of Medicine, has been elected first vice president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES).
Dr. Goodkin’s term began at the end of the society’s 2023 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida in early December. He will serve in AES’ presidential line and begin his term as president in 2025.
Dr. Goodkin serves as the chair of the Department of Neurology and director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at UVA. He received his undergraduate medical education at Washington University in St. Louis, and his postgraduate medical education at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He is an active clinical pediatric epileptologist, successful educator and accomplished researcher focused on deepening the understanding of the prolonged seizures of status epilepticus.
Dr. Goodkin has been a committed AES member for more than 20 years, serving on multiple committees.
Currently, he serves as treasurer of the AES. He was honored in 2018 as a co-presenter of the Lennox & Lombroso lecture with Dr. Jaideep Kapur. His AES accomplishments include assisting in the development of the inaugural Epilepsy Fellowship Curriculum and Summer Research Internship program for undergraduate scientists who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups to medical and/or research careers.