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Mark Agostini, M.D., is Associate Professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in the care of patients with epilepsy. 

Dr. Agostini received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed his neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He completed a fellowship in neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has been a member of the U.T. Southwestern's Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics since 1997. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Neurology and Epilepsy. Since 2014 he has been the Medical Director for the Parkland Memorial Hospital EMU and EEG Laboratory 

Dr. Agostini is active in clinical research, patient care and the education of medical students, neurology residents and neurology fellows. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of an ongoing study of the clinical effects of an intracranial neurostimulator, used in the treatment of patients with difficult to control epilepsy. He is also active in the research regarding the outcomes of patients presented to the Parkland Hospital ED with seizures, the assessment of bedside seizure testing by nurses, the occurrence of missed seizures in an EMU, the clinical significance of perodic EEG patterns and various aspects of using intracranial EEG in the presurgical evaluation of patients with intractable epilepsy. 

Dr. Agostini has received many awards for education including the A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Certificate from the American Academy of Neurology and The University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. He, along with Dr. Richard Dewey, Jr., initiated the U.T. Southwestern core clerkship in Neurology in 2005 and served as the clerkship director until 2018. He continues to work as an assistant clerkship director. He created  and continues to manage the "D2L-Desire To Learn", online teaching website for neurology core clerkship students. 

Education

Medical School
Harvard Medical School (1989)
Internship
Massachusetts General Hospital (1990), Medicine
Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital (1993), Neurology
Fellowship
Instituto Scientifico San Raffaela Hospital (1995), Neurophysiology
Fellowship
UCLA (1997), Epilepsy/eeg

Research Interest

  • Clinical Correlates of Periodic EEG Patterns
  • Emergency Department Treatment and Outcomes In Patients Presenting With Seizures
  • Evaluation of Bedside Seizure Testing By Nursing Staff
  • Evaluation of Missed Seizures In An EMU

Publications

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Treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy in patients with periventricular nodular heterotopia using RNS® System: Efficacy and description of chronic electrophysiological recordings.
Nune G, Arcot Desai S, Razavi B, Agostini MA, Bergey GK, Herekar AA, Hirsch LJ, Lee RW, Rutecki PA, Srinivasan S, Van Ness PC, Tcheng TK, Morrell MJ, Clin Neurophysiol 2019 May 130 8 1196-1207
Diagnostic Yield of 2-Hour EEG Is Similar With 30-Minute EEG in Patients With a Normal 30-Minute EEG.
Mahuwala Z, Ahmadi S, Bozoky Z, Hays R, Agostini M, Ding K, J Clin Neurophysiol 2019 Feb
Neurological Autoantibody Prevalence in Epilepsy of Unknown Etiology.
Dubey D, Alqallaf A, Hays R, Freeman M, Chen K, Ding K, Agostini M, Vernino S JAMA Neurol 2017 Feb
Temporal lobe volume predicts Wada memory test performance in patients with mesial temporal sclerosis.
Ding K, Gong Y, Modur PN, Diaz-Arrastia R, Agostini M, Gupta P, McColl R, Hays R, Van Ness P Epilepsy Res. 2015 Nov 120 25-30
Retrospective case series of the clinical features, management and outcomes of patients with autoimmune epilepsy.
Dubey D, Samudra N, Gupta P, Agostini M, Ding K, Van Ness PC, Vernino S, Hays R Seizure 2015 Jul 29 143-7
Temporal intermittent rhythmic delta activity: Prevalence, lateralization and MRI correlation in an adult outpatient population.
Garcia, MC; Agostini, MA; Diaz-Arrastia, RR; Van Ness, PC Epilepsia 2001 42(Suppl. 7)/ 25
Estimated and current intellectual function in patients with intractable epilepsy.
Frol, AB; Garcia, MC; Agostini, MA; Van Ness PC; Cullum, CM; Diaz-Arrastia, RR Epilepsia 2001 42 (Suppl. 7) 239
Bilateral memory dysfunction in epilepsy surgery candidates detected by the intracarotid amobarbital procedure (Wada) test.
Diaz-Arrastia, RR; Frol, AB; Agostini, MA; Lacritz, LH; Van Ness, PC Epilepsia 2000 41(Suppl. 7) 127

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Graduation Marshall
    Selected by the UTSW graduating class (2018)
  • Graduation Marshall
    Selected by the UTSW graduating class (2017)
  • Selected as Keynote Speaker, Class of 2017 Senior Banquet
    U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (2017)
  • Graduation Marshall
    Selected by the UTSW graduating class (2016)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    In recognition of medical student teaching. U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (2015)
  • Graduation Marshall
    Selected by the UTSW graduating class (2015)
  • Designated as a Distinguished Teaching Professor
    U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (2014)
  • Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
    Medical student teaching award given by the University of Texas (2014)
  • Graduation Marshall
    Selected by the UTSW graduating class (2013)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award. MS2 Class
    Medical Student Teaching Award. U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (2010)
  • Outstanding Adult Neurology Faculty Teaching Award
    Clinical Neurology Teaching Award. UTSW Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics (2009)
  • Outstanding Adult Neurology Faculty Teaching Award
    Selected by Pediatric Residents. Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics (2009)
  • A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Certificate. American Academy of Neurology
    In recognition of outstanding teachers in neurology (2008)
  • Socrates Award. Class of 2007 and 2008
    Medical Student Teaching Award. U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (2007)
  • Clinical Teaching Award. Neurology Clerkship Class of 2006
    Medical Student Teaching Award. U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (2006)
  • Oustanding Adult Neurology Faculty Teaching Award
    Clinical Neurology Teaching Award. UTSW Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics (2005)
  • Pre-Clinical Teaching Award Class of 2009
    Medical Student Teaching Award. U.T. Southwestern School of Medicine (2005)
  • PreClinical Teaching Award. Class of 2009
    Medical Student Teaching Award. U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (2005)
  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
    Clinical Teaching Award. UTSW Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics (2000)
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
    Clinical Teaching Award. U.C.L.A. Department of Neurology (1997)
  • Glaxo Young Investigator Award
    (1996)
  • Topscholar Award
    (1996)
  • Merritt-Putnam Award
    (1995)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Amherst College (1980)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology (1997)
  • Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (1997)
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital (1997)
  • Professional Advisory Board Epilepsy Foundation, Greater North Texas (1997)
  • Zale Lipshy University Hospital (1997)