George B. Richerson, MD, PhD


Chairman and DEO, Department of Neurology.
The Roy J Carver Chair in Neuroscience.
Professor of Neurology and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics.
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

George B. Richerson, MD, PhD graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Aerospace Engineering in 1980, and from the University of Iowa with an MD and a PhD in Physiology & Biophysics in 1987. He completed his Neurology Residency at Yale University in 1991, where he remained as Professor of Neurology and Cellular & Molecular Physiology, and was the Neurology Residency Program Director until 2010. He then returned to Iowa City to become Chairman of Neurology. In addition to being an active physician caring for patients with neurological diseases, Dr. Richerson runs a research program continuously funded by the NIH and the VA Hospital for 26 years to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsy patients (SUDEP), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and the role of serotonin in control of breathing. Dr. Richerson is Chair of the NIH NST-1 study section, is a member of the NIH SUDEP Center Without Walls, and the Director of the University of Iowa Clinical Neuroscientist Training Program.