David Hsu, M.D., Ph.D.



Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Pediatrics Residency:
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Neurology Residency:
Stanford University

Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Medical Interests

  • General child neurology
  • Pediatric epilepsy and epilepsy surgery
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Development delay in infants

Research Interests

Brain function must manifest in the spatiotemporal patterns of neuronal activity.  What’s the secret?  How can we crack the code?  We discuss two properties of brain systems that may be key: the recent finding that neocortical slice cultures show what is called critical homeostasis, and the very old and well known finding that the intact brain shows oscillations.  Critical homeostasis addresses the spatial connectivity-related aspects of these patterns, while oscillations address the temporal patterns.  Disorders of critical homeostasis and abnormal oscillations may result in neurological disorders including epilepsy, mental retardation and movement disorders

Dr. Hsu’s Lab

Teaching Interests

  • General child neurology
  • Development delay in infants
  • Clinical mentor for nurse practitioner and physician assistant students.