Eugene Ramsay, MD

System Wide Director Emeritus, Ochsner Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

R. Eugene Ramsay, MD is a faculty member of Ochsner Health System working to establish a Comprehensive Epilepsy Center to serve the citizens of Louisiana.

Prior to this, he was a professor of neurology and director of the International Center for Epilepsy at the University of Miami School of Medicine and clinical associate professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale. After receiving his BS and MD degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Dr. Ramsay completed an internship in the Department of Surgery at Shands Teaching Hospital of the University of Florida, a fellowship in the Department of Neurology at Shands Teaching Hospital, and a fellowship in epilepsy and electroencephalography at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Qualification in Electroencephalography.

Dr. Ramsay is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and a member of the American Electroencephalographic Society, the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Neurological Association. From 1988 to 1990, he was president of the Southern Clinical Neurological Society.

Dr. Ramsay has trained 28 fellows, several of whom are now leading epileptologists at other epilepsy centers. The center is a tertiary academic referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with difficult to control epilepsy.

Dr. Ramsay is the chief editor of the book Neurobiology of Epilepsy and Aging, as well the textbook Seizures and Epilepsy in the Elderly with A. James Rowan. He is author or coauthor of more than 120 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, 28 book chapters and a book. He is the recipient of more than 80 grants for research in the treatment of epilepsy. One of his leading accomplishments has been the completion of a large multicenter study on the treatment of epilepsy in a geriatric population.

Medical School

University of Florida College of Medicine - Gainesville, FL


Shands Teaching Hospital of the University of Florida Department of Surgery - Gainesville, FL


VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL (Epilepsy and Electroencephalography)

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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