Bruce H. Cohen, MD
Bruce Cohen spent two years training in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and completed Neurology training at Columbia-Presbyterian, before returning to CHOP for a Neuro-Oncology Fellowship. He spent 22 years at The Cleveland Clinic before moving his practice to Akron Children’s Hospital in 2011. His clinical and clinical trial research interests have included neuro-oncology, neurofibromatosis and mitochondrial diseases. He has also spent the bulk of his career participating in medical coding education and health policy advocacy, and has served for over a decade on the AAN CPT team, Practice Committee, Medical Economics and Management Committee, chair of the Coding Subcommittee and now chair of the Advocacy Committee and a member of the Board of Directors. He has been actively involved in the CNS Committee structure, joining the Practice Committee in 1995, and chairing that committee from 2006-2012. He has served on the CNS Executive Committee as Counselor from the Midwest (2013-2015), Secretary-Treasurer (2015-2020) and now President (2021-2023).
Jeffrey Buchhalter, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Buchhalter received his pediatrics training at the UCLA-Harbor General Medical Center, followed by a pediatric neurology residency at the Harvard-Longwood Training Program and fellowships in clinical and basic electrophysiology at the Beth Israel and Boston Children’s Hospital. He relates that patient care and teaching have been the great joys of his career. His clinical work has been focused in the development of and participation in comprehensive pediatric epilepsy programs with emphases on video-EEG monitoring and ketogenic diet. Dr. Buchhalter’s academic contributions have included: pediatric epilepsy surgery, ketogenic diet, paroxysmal non-epileptic events, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), coding of neurologic disorders, informatics/big data applications in epilepsy and epilepsy learning healthcare systems.
In addition to being a career-long member of the CNS, Dr. Buchhalter has participated in the Membership, Scientific review, Electronic Communication and Practice committees. He has served as chair of the American Epilepsy Society Membership Committee & SUDEP Task Force as well as on the Coding sub-committee, Practice & Quality committees of the American Academy of Neurology. He has co-chaired the past and current AAN Child Neurology Quality Measures Work Groups. Currently, Dr. Buchhalter is involved in the leadership of the Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy and two epilepsy learning healthcare systems which are using quality improvement methodology on a network basis to improve outcomes for children and adults with epilepsy.