Pegah Afra, MD

Research Interests

  • Epilepsy, Neuropharmacology and Neurophysiology
  • Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
  • MEG

Languages

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Persian

Academic Information

  • Departments: Neurology - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Epilepsy

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Clinical Neurophysiology)
  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring)
  • Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (Electroencephalography)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Epilepsy)

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-7575
  • Clinical Neurosciences Center
    Department of Neurology
    175 North Medical Drive East, Room: 5th Floor
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Pegah Afra is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Program Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship Programs in the Department of Neurology of the University of Utah. She received her medical training in Albert Szent Gyorgyi Medical University in Szeged, Hungary. She then completed her internship in internal medicine in Southern Illinois University, three years of neurology residency in University of Wisconsin, and two years of fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology in Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Afra is currently conducting clinical pharma- and neurostimulation device-trials in epilepsy. She also investigates the dynamics of intracranially recorded seizures, and the basis of variations of human cognitive function including synesthesia.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Johns Hopkins Hospital
Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy
Fellow
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Neurology
Resident
Internship Southern Illinois University
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Albert Szent Gyorgyi Medical University
Medicine
M.D.

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Professional Medical Albert Szent Gyorgyi Medical University
Medicine
M.D. Hungary

Selected Publications

Patent

  1. Bulaj G, Bruggers CS, Afra P, Sweney M (Submitted in 2016). Multimodal Epilepsy Management Suite, US Appl 62336067. U.S. Patent No. Pending approval. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.