Neurology Chair


Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman
of Neurology

Faculty By Divisions


Kevin Haas, M.D., Ph.D.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. Haas earned his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 1991, graduating magna cum laude with distinction. His completed his graduate and medical school training at the University of Michigan, where he earned his Ph.D. degree in neuroscience in 1998 and M.D. degree in 1999. At Emory University, he completed his internal medicine internship in 2000, neurology residency at in 2003, and clinical neurophysiology fellowship with an emphasis in epilepsy in 2004. He served as chief resident in neurology for the 2002-2003 medical year.
Dr. Haas joined the Vanderbilt Neurology Department faculty in 2004 and is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy Monitoring.  His clinical focus is epilepsy and he serves as an attending physician for the general neurology, neuro-ICU EEG, and epilepsy monitoring unit services.  Dr. Haas is a fellow of the American Epilepsy Society, a fellow of the American Neurological Association, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.


RESEARCH SUMMARY

My research has focused on GABA-A receptor physiology, synaptic roles of ubiquitination, and epilepsy in Angelman syndrome. I am an author on numerous original articles in these fields and serve on the scientific advisory committee for the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. I have developed clinical epilepsy research projects focusing on epilepsy surgery, ICU-EEG monitoring, and status epilepticus.  I am the Vanderbilt site principal investigator for the Critical Care EEG Consortium.
In addition, I currently serve as the site principal investigator for multiple clinical trials evaluating new antiepileptic drugs and devices for diagnosis and treatment of medication-resistant epilepsy.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Lee JW, LaRoche S, Choi, H, Rodriguez R, Andres A, Fertig E, Politsky J, Herman S, Loddenkemper T, Sansevere A, Korb P, Abend N, Godstein JL, Sinha S, Dombrowski K, Ritzl EK, Westover BM,Gavvala J, Schmitt S, Szaflarski JP, Ding K, Haas KF, Buschbaum R, Hirsch LJ, Wustoff CJ, Hopp JL, Hagn CD (2016) Development and validation of a critical care EEG monitoring database for standardized clinical reporting and multicenter collaborative research. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 33(2):133-140. PMID 26943901


Laccheo I, Sonmezturk H, Bhatt AB, Tomycz L, Shi Y, Ringel M, DiCarlo G, Harris D, Barwise J, Abou-Khalil B, and Haas KF (2015) Non-convulsive status epilepticus and non-convulsive seizures in neurological ICU patients. Neurocritical Care, 22(2): 202-211. PMID: 25246236


Gaspard N, Foreman BP, Alvarez V, Cabrera Kang CM, Probasco JC, Jongeling AC, Meyers E, Epinera     A, Haas KF, Schmitt SE, Gerard EE, Gofton T, Kaplan PW, Lee JW, Legros B, Szaflarski J, Westover BM, LaRoche SM, Hirsch LJ (2015) New-onset refractory status epilepticus: etiology, clinical features and outcome.  Neurology, 85(18):1604-13. PMID: 26296517


Gustin RM, Bichell TJ, Bubser M, Daily J, Filanova I, Mreshavili D, Deutch AY, Colbran RJ, Weeber EJ, Haas KF, (2010) Tissue-specific variation of Ube3a protein expression in rodents and in a mouse     model of Angelman syndrome.  Neurobiology of Disease, 39(3): 283-291. PMID: 20423730


Haas, KF, Broadie, K (2008) Roles of ubiquitination at the synapse.  BBA Gene Regulatory Mechanisms, 1779(8) 495-506.  PMID: 18222124


Contact Information

Kevin F. Haas M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Epilepsy Division
Neurology Directory of Epilepsy Surgery
1161 21st Ave South
A-0118 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232

Phone: 615-936-0060

Fax: 615-936-0223