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Fumisuke Matsuo

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

Academic Information

Departments Emeritus - Neurology


Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

Research Interests

  • Electroencephalography
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Epilepsy

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD is a long-time faculty member of the Department of Neurology. His main expertise as a clinical electroencephalographer is to develop and evaluate clinical neurophysiological testings in the assessment of episodic neurobehavior symptoms, and application to separating epileptic seizures from non-epileptic events. Recent research activity has involved clinical applications of magnetoencephalograpgy (MEG). Surgical treatment of medically refractory epilepsy has been an area of special interest for Dr. Matsuo.

Education History

Fellowship University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Internship Philadelphia General Hospital
U.S. Army Hospital
Professional Medical Kyoto Furitsu Ikadaigaku

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Afra P, Anderson J, Funke M, Johnson M, Matsuo F, Constantino T, Warner J (2012). Neurophysiological investigation of idiopathic acquired auditory-visual synesthesia. Neurocase, 18(4), 323-9.
  2. Benbadis SR, LaFrance WC, Papandonatos GD, Korabathina K, Lin K, Kramer HC, NES Treatment Workshop, Matsuo F EEG-Video Reviewer (2009). Interrater reliability of EEG_Video monitoring. Neurology, 73, 843-6.

Book Chapter

  1. Riaz A, Matsuo F (2015). Lamotrigine. In Shorvon S, Perucca E, Engel J (Eds.), The Treatment of Epilepsy (4th Ed., pp. 498-515). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
  2. Matsuo F, Riaz A (2009). Lamotrigine. In Shorvon S, Perucca E, Engel J (Eds.), The Treatment of Epilepsy (3rd, pp. 536-58). Blackwell Publishing.
  3. Matsuo F (2008). A case of familial epilepsy with nocturnal recurrences. In Schmidt D, Schacter SC (Eds.), Puzzling Cases of Epilepsy (2nd, pp. 267-9). Elsevier.


  1. Matsuo F ( Head-surface geometry of focal interictal epileptiform transients (FIET) [Abstract]. Abstract 2.056, 2010 2010 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting,