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Wesley Kerr

Instructor
Medicine

BA, Biological Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania
MS, Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
MD, University of California, Los Angeles
Neurology Residency, University of California, Los Angeles

Wesley Kerr, MD, PhD, is a clinician scientist with an interest using clinical data to make better medical decisions. Clinically, he is a neurologist and an epilepsy fellow who specializes in patients with seizures. For research, he has developed multiple machine learning tools for seizures. One such tool is the Functional Seizures Likelihood Score (FSLS) that uses clinically obtained patient histories to identify patients with functional seizures, otherwise known as psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). The function of this tool is to prompt further evaluation of patients who may have functional seizures to confirm diagnosis and avoid delay of appropriate care as well as inappropriate treatment for epilepsy. He also is interested in application of data analysis methods to improve the pre-surgical planning of patients with epilepsy. In addition to tool development, he is interested in how these tools are integrated into typical clinical care.


Projects:

Functional Seizures Likelihood Score

Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

Epilepsy Foundation | Functional Neurological Disorder Society

Research Area(s)

Mathematical modeling & statistical analysis