Lara Marcuse
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Lara Marcuse, MD


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About Me

Lara V. Marcuse, MD, and Madeline C. Fields, MD, are the co-directors of the Mount Sinai Epilepsy Program. Dr. Marcuse joined the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2009. She is board certified in neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Marcuse received her BA in mathematics and neurobiology from Cornell University and her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In medical school, she received the Daniel Mann Award for her outstanding service to underserved communities. She did her medical internship, neurology residency, and neurophysiology fellowship at the NYU-Langone Medical Center. She served as chief resident for neurology in her final year of residency.

The Mount Sinai Epilepsy Program comprises a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, neurosurgeons, researchers, nurses, neuro-psychologists, technicians,  nutritionists, and psychiatrists.  The Program has been accredited as a Level 4 Center by National Associations of Epilepsy Centers.

Dr. Marcuse is commited to decreasing the suffering of people with epilepsy--of every age, cognitive ability, socioecoomic background, sexual orientation, or cultural background. For each patient she strives for freedom from seizures and from the debilitating side effects from medication. To achieve this, all possibilities are explored including medication, cannibidiol, complementary therapies, epilepsy diets, and epilepsy surgery. We offer all of the surgical interventions available in this country including vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), responsive neurostimulation (RNS/NeuroPace), deep brain stimulation (DBS), resective surgery, laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT), and sterotactic EEG (SEEG). 

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Dr. Marcuse specializes in:

Pregnancy and epilepsy
Epilepsy surgery
Autism and epilepsy
Post-traumatic epilepsy
Refractory (medication resistant) epilepsy
Ketogenic diet
Cognitive effects of epilepsy

Dr. Marcuse offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate.  Please call her office to schedule a video visit.

Dr. Marcuse is registered to provide telehealth services in Florida.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West
Research Topics

Autism, Brain, Brain Imaging, Computational Neuroscience, Epilepsy, Memory, Seizure