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Carl W. Bazil, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Neurology at CUMC
  • Director, Sleep Disorders Center
  • Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (Adult & Pediatric)
Carl W. Bazil, MD, PhD

Carl Bazil completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a combined MD/Ph.D. program at Emory University, with a doctorate in pharmacology. He was a resident and chief resident in Neurology at New York University, and completed his fellowship in Epilepsy/EEG at the Neurological Institute of New York.

He was then Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Since 1996, he has been an attending neurologist at the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. He is the Director of the Epilepsy and Sleep Division of the Department of Neurology, and of the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. 

Besides clinical care of patients with sleep disorders and epilepsy, his research interests include the pharmacology of sleep disorders and the impact of sleep disorders on neurological diseases.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Epilepsy and Sleep

Education & Training

  • Emory University School of Medicine, GA
  • Internship: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Sleep Disorders Center

Contact Info

Past Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    August 1995 - September 1996
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Columbia University
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
    Columbia University
  • Professor of Neurology
    Columbia University

Committees/Societies/Memberships

American Epilepsy Society

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

American Academy of Neurology

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

American Neurological Association

NIH Grants

  • A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, CROSSOVER STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF PERAMPANEL ON OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE SLEEP IN SUBJECTS WITH INSOMNIA AND PARTIAL ONSET SEIZURES (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Jan 6 2015 - Jan 6 2020

    CONSOLIDATION OF MOTOR SKILLS AND SLEEP HOMEOSTASIS IN PARKINSON S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Feb 1 2008 - Jan 31 2013

    A PILOT, PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF SL EEP INTERVENTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF SLEEP ARCHITE (Private)

    Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2012

    SEPRACOR--ESRC118 (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Oct 26 2007 - Apr 30 2012

    EFFECTS OF PREGABALIN ON INSOMNIA IN PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Mar 9 2007 - Nov 30 2011