Chris McGraw, MD, PhD Expert Witness

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  • Company: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Phone: (713) 586-9784

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology

Specialty Focus:

Epilepsy,Genetics,Anti-epileptic drugs,Harvard,dementia,stroke,traumatic brain injury,TBI,headache,migraine,post-concussion syndrome,seizures,epilepsy,DEE,status epilepticus,NORSE,FIRES,HIE,EEG,autoimmune,NMDAR,side-effects,Stevens-Johnson Syndrome


MD, Baylor College of Medicine; PhD, Baylor College of Medicine; Residency, Neurology, University of California San Francisco; Fellowship, Epilepsy, Massachusetts General Hospital

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Dr. Chris McGraw MD, PhD is a physician-scientist with board certification in Neurology and Epilepsy, with active medical license in Massachusetts. He is currently faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the Neurology Department and the Adult Epilepsy Service, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is also affiliated with the Epilepsy Genetics Program at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). Dr. McGraw's research group involves basic and clinical research to understand the molecular pathways underlying seizure susceptibility in rare and common epilepsies and to identify novel therapies through genetic / pharmacological screening and functional validation of findings from human genetics. Dr. McGraw completed a combined MSTP MD/PhD program at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) with a PhD in Developmental Biology under Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD in 2012 before completing his MD in 2014. He completed residency in Adult Neurology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He completed Fellowship training in Adult Epilepsy at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 2020. Dr. McGraw is supported by multiple NIH and foundation grants related to Epilepsy. He has published 10+ research papers, contributed to multiple textbooks, and acts as ad hoc reviewer for multiple peer-review scientific journals. He is a member of the ILAE Consortium on Complex Epilepsies. Available for expert witness/consultant, case review, depositions and trials. Experienced in areas related to dementia; stroke (ischemic, hemorrhagic, iatrogenic); traumatic brain injury; headache, migraine; post-concussion syndrome; epilepsy (genetic, including primary generalized and Developmental Epileptic Encephalopathy (DEE); acquired, including epilepsy due to stroke, TBI, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), autoimmune, Rasmussen's encephalitis, cryptogenic, idiopathic); seizures and status epilepticus, including New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE) and Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES); autoimmune neurology including paraneoplastic and autoantibody mediated syndromes including anti-NMDAR encephalopathy; side-effects of anti-seizure medications including hyponatremia, leukopenia, dizziness, ataxia, irritability, aggression, homicidal/suicidal behavior, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome; EEG investigations including Long-term Monitoring, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, intracranial stereo-EEG. PLEASE send inquiries via email link above.