Paul D Lyons Md Phd


  • Founder and Director of the Virginia Comprehensive Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Clinic


Clinical Research Studies/Clinical Interests:

  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Neuropsychological, Psychiatric, and Behavioral Consequences of Epilepsy
  • Novel Class of Molecules Research for treatment of pharmacologically refractory epilepsy.
  • Biomedical devices
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurophysiology

Education and Training:

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Department of Physiology and Biophysics.
  • Internship:  University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Residency:  University of Virginia, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, University of Virginia, Department of Neurology, Division of Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, School of Medicine
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Cell Biology, Research Fellowship.

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board Certified in Neurology
  • Board Certified in Sleep Medicine
  • Board Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Board Certified in Epilepsy

State Licensures:

  • Licensed Physician, State of Virginia
  • Licensed Physician, State of Washington
  • Licensed Physician, State of New York

Professional Committees/Society Memberships:

  • International Society for Neurofeedback and Research
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Society of Nuclear and Molecular Medicine
  • Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia, Professional Advisory Board
  • National Association of Epilepsy Centers


  • Lyons PD, Bodamer MF, Lyons EJ, Harry LP, Effective ‘Seizure Detection Device’ In Refractory-Symptomatic Localization Related Epilepsy: A Case Report (2.299) AES, Washington DC 12/2013
  • Lyons PD, Selznick L Characteristics of Intractibility in a Community-based Epilepsy Surgery Program. Poster, AES, San Antonio, TX 12/2010.
  • Calkins ME, Tepper P, Ruben Gur RC, Daniel Ragland, Go RCP, Klei L ,Savage RM, O’Jile J, Devlin B, Kwentus J , Aliyu MH, Allen T, Bradford LD, Edwards N, Lyons PD, Nimgaonkar VL, Santos AB, & Gur RE Project Among African-Americans to Explore Risks for Schizophrenia (PAARTNERS):Evidence for Impairment and Heritability of Neurocognitive Functioning in Families of Schizophrenia Patients. Am J Psychiatry, 167(4): 459-472, 2010.
  • Linkage analysis of schizophrenia in African-American families. Schizophr Res. 2009 Apr;109(1-3):70-9.
  • MH Aliyu, Calkins ME, Swanson CL Jr, Lyons PD, Savage RM, May R, Wiener H, McLeod-Bryant S, Nimgaonkar VL, Ragland JD, Gur RE, Gur RC, Bradford LD, Edwards N, Kwentus J, McEvoy JP, Santos AB, McCleod-Bryant S, Tennison C, Go RC, Allen TB; PAARTNERS Study Group. Project among African-Americans to explore risks for schizophrenia (PAARTNERS): recruitment and assessment methods. Schizophr Res. Oct;87 (1-3):32-44, 2006
  • Hamilton LA, Aliyu MH, Lyons PD, May R, Swanson CL, Savage R, Go RCP. African American community attitudes and perceptions toward schizophrenia and medical research: an exploratory study, JNMA, 98(1): 18-27, 2006
  • Lyons, PD and Benveniste, EN Cleavage of Membrane-associated ICAM-1 from astrocytes: involvement of a metalloprotease, Glia, 22(2): 103-112, 1998.
  • Lyons, PD and Blalock, JE Pro-opiomelanocortin gene expression and protein processing in rat mononuclear leukocytes., J. of Neuroimmunology, 78: 47-56, 1997.
  • Lyons, PD and Blalock, JE The kinetics of ACTH expression in rat leukocyte subpopulations., J. of Neuroimmunology, 63: 103-112, 1995.

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