Churl-Su Kwon, BSc MD MPH FRSPH obtained his BSc (Honours) in Neuroscience and MD from University College London, UK and neurosurgical training in the UK. He spent a year at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Canada as a Fellow to study epilepsy surgery outcomes and health services research under Professors Nathalie Jetté and Samuel Wiebe. Thereafter he completed an MPH at Harvard University, a three-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School under Professor Emad Eskandar and a further Fellowship under Professor Nathalie Jetté at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Kwon studies abnormal brain function in patients with epilepsy and psychiatric comorbidities using intra-operative recordings, big data and reversible treatment methods of neuromodulation with deep brain stimulation and responsive neurostimulation. His research aspirations are to understand the neural circuits that will ultimately open the door to treating patients with devastating neurological and psychiatric disorders and putting big data to good use to translate this from the operating room to the clinic to the general population.
He has authored numerous publications in clinical and basic science research in epilepsy and functional neurosurgery. He has won several awards including the National EpiFellows Foundation (NEF) Award from the American Epilepsy Society (AES) in 2008, the Canadian Mary Ann Lee Award in 2009, the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons Scholarship 2015-2018, the AES Fellows Award in 2017, the American Neurological Association Trainee Award in 2018 and the International Epilepsy Congress Award in 2019.