Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas – a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians
In this blog series, we will introduce you to several internationally recognized clinicians and researchers who are thought leaders both inside and outside of HH and who will serve as facilitators, presenters
Meet Dr. Clifford B Saper
Clifford B. Saper received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees and did his internship in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, before doing a neurology residency at Cornell University Medical Center- New York Hospital. He then joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine where he served from 1981-1985 as Assistant and then Associate Professor of Neurology and Anatomy and Neurobiology. He then moved to the University of Chicago, where from 1985-1992 he was an Associate Professor, then William D. Mabie Professor of Physiology and Neurology, and Chairman of the Committee on Neurobiology. In 1992, he moved to his present position at Harvard Medical School, where he is the James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Chairman of the Harvard Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Saper served from 1994-2011 as the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Comparative Neurology and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Neurology. Dr. Saper has received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institutes of
Dr. Saper will be presenting a keynote talk on the anatomy and neurobiology of the
What is your specialty training and background?
I trained as an MD/
How did you become interested in HH research and care? What are your contributions to the HH field of research and care?
I then trained as a
The Symposium is important because
There have been very few symposia focused on hypothalamic hamartoma. Thus the people who work in the field, and around its periphery (that would be me), rarely actually meet to talk about it, or to exchange views, or ideas. This kind of meeting can catalyze a field and increase the pace of progress.
Outside of work passions
I am pretty boring. I guess my most unusual interest is that I like to write, and so when I am not engaged in writing professional publications, I have written a couple of novels, one of which was published. But I did it under a pseudonym. I did not want anyone to confuse it with my professional work!