• Dr. Ver Hoef completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech and attended medical school at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he then became a faculty member at the UAB Epilepsy Center. He is board certified in Neurology (ABPN), Neuroimaging (UCNS), and Epilepsy (ABPN). He has a secondary appointment in Biomedical Engineering. He collaborates with the Auburn University MRI Research Center and is active in the Alabama Advanced Imaging Consortium and the Civitan International Neuroimaging Laboratory.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Cannabidiol improves frequency and severity of seizures and reduces adverse events in an open-label add-on prospective studyEpilepsy and Behavior.  87:131-136. 2018
    2018 Quantitative surface analysis of combined MRI and PET enhances detection of focal cortical dysplasias.NeuroImage.  166:10-18. 2018
    2018 Racial disparities in temporal lobe epilepsyEpilepsy Research.  140:56-60. 2018
    2018 Cannabidiol improves frequency and severity of seizures and reduces adverse events in an open-label add-on prospective study Pongkiat Kankirawatana, Dr Rani Singh, Professor David G Standaert, Dr Yuliang Liu, Dr Leon Dure, Dr Jennifer DeWollfe, Professor Gary Cutter, Dr Tyler Gaston, Dr Ashley Thomas, Professor E. Martina Bebin, Dr. Lawrence Ver HoefEpilepsy and Behavior.  (in press). 2018
    2016 Statistical modeling of ICEEG features that determine resection planningClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  147:18-23. 2016
    2016 White matter abnormalities in patients with treatment-resistant genetic generalized epilepsies 2016
    2016 Cortical thickness in human V1 associated with central vision lossScientific Reports.  6. 2016
    2015 Controllability modulates the neural response to predictable but not unpredictable threat in humansNeuroImage.  119:371-381. 2015
    2015 White matter diffusion abnormalities in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizuresBrain Research.  1620:169-176. 2015
    2015 Uncinate fasciculus connectivity in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: A preliminary diffusion tensor tractography studyEpilepsy and Behavior.  45:68-73. 2015
    2014 Threat-related learning relies on distinct dorsal prefrontal cortex network connectivityNeuroImage.  102:904-912. 2014
    2014 Functional brain connectivity in a child with autism with an enlarged cavum septum pellucidumNeuropsychiatry.  4:23-25. 2014
    2014 The amygdala mediates the emotional modulation of threat-elicited skin conductance responseEmotion.  14:693-700. 2014
    2013 Evaluating hippocampal internal architecture on MRI: Inter-rater reliability of a proposed scoring systemEpilepsy Research.  106:146-154. 2013
    2013 Predictive value of hippocampal internal architecture asymmetry in temporal lobe epilepsyEpilepsy Research.  106:155-163. 2013
    2013 Human trace fear conditioning: Right-lateralized cortical activity supports trace-interval processes 2013
    2013 Neural substrates underlying learning-related changes of the unconditioned fear responseOpen Neuroimaging Journal.  7:41-52. 2013
    2012 "How to do things with Words": Role of motor cortex in semantic representation of action wordsNeuropsychologia.  50:3403-3409. 2012
    2012 Neural mechanisms underlying the conditioned diminution of the unconditioned fear responseNeuroImage.  60:787-799. 2012
    2008 Left mesial temporal sclerosis and verbal memory: A magnetoencephalography studyJournal of Clinical Neurophysiology.  25:1-6. 2008
    2007 Safety of rapid intravenous loading of valproateEpilepsia.  48:478-483. 2007


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    2010 Magnetoencephalography-Based Source Imaging for Epilepsy and Language Localization 2010

    Research Overview

  • Epilepsy
    Epilepsy Surgery
    Ultra High Resolution MRI
    7T MRI
    Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
    Hippocampal Structure
  • Investigator On

  • Investigating the Impact of Cognition on Capacity in Multiple Sclerosis  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Cannabidiol Program  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 2014 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by NEUROPACE, INC. 2015 - 2022
  • Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Seizures  awarded by OCEAN STATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC 2017 - 2021
  • RII Track-2 FEC: Probing and Understanding the Brain: Micro and Macro Dynamics of Seizure and Memory Networks  awarded by LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY 2016 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ENGAGE THERAPEUTICS INC 2019 - 2020
  • Human Epilepsy Project  awarded by THE EPILEPSY STUDY CONSORTIUM 2013 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by GW RESEARCH LTD. 2014 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by GW RESEARCH LTD. 2014 - 2018
  • Utility of Intravenous Lacosamide Compared with Fosphenytoin in the Treatment of Patients with Frequent Nonconvulsive Seizures  awarded by Duke University 2013 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by UCB, INC. 2017 - 2018
  • Post-Stroke Aphasia and rTMS Treatment (PART) Study  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by SAGE THERAPEUTICS 2015 - 2018
  • Functional Change in Mild Cognitive Impairment  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2017
  • Presurgical Applications of FMRI in Epilepsy  awarded by Medical College of Wisconsin 2012 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by MARINUS PHARMACEUTICALS 2014 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by EISAI, INC. 2011 - 2015
  • The Equigen Studies  awarded by University of Cincinnati 2013 - 2015
  • fMRI of Language Recover Following Stroke in Adults  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by SAGE THERAPEUTICS 2014 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by EISAI, INC. 2011 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by COMPUMEDICS USA, INC. 2013
  • The Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project  awarded by University of California, San Francisco 2011 - 2012
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Wake Forest University 1999
  • Baptist Medical Center - Montclair, Internship 2000
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2003
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2004
  • Full Name

  • Lawrence Ver Hoef