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Barbara C. Jobst, MD, (PhD), FAAN, FAES

Principal Investigator of the MEW Network
Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center
Louis and Ruth Frank Professor of Neurosciences
Professor of Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
MD, Friedrich Alexander Universitat, Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, 1993

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
(603) 650-6265

Barbara C. Jobst, MD is currently Professor of Neurology and Director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center.  The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center is the only level 4 epilepsy center in Northern New England, and serves a large rural population of epilepsy patients. Dr. Jobst has extensive experience in the clinical care, psychosocial consequences and surgical treatment of epilepsy patients. She has extensively published on the clinical characteristics of frontal and other neocortical epilepsies and the utilization of brain stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy. She has conducted multiple clinical research studies and has ample experience with clinical research e.g. in brain stimulation and the treatment of epilepsy with progesterone, which was funded by federal agencies as well as other sources.

She also studies the underlying pathophysiology of memory dysfunction from a basic science and clinical research point of view, trying to explore underlying neuronal processes of memory dysfunction and cognition with single cell recordings in humans. This research is funded by the National Institute of Health and the Department of Defense. While studying the pathophysiology of memory processes is exciting, she realized that an intervention is urgently needed to improve memory in this particular patient population.  Under Dr. Jobst’s leadership, a team of researchers at Dartmouth developed and tested the HOBSCOTCH program to address cognitive impairment in adults with epilepsy.