Jason Coryell
Chair of Research Committee

Dr. Coryell, MD, MS, is board-certified in Neurology, with special qualifications in Child Neurology, and Epilepsy. He started his career as a genetic counselor before embarking on medical school and his eventual pathway towards becoming a pediatric epileptologist. He received his medical degree at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU), and completed residencies at both University of Washington and OHSU before completing epilepsy fellowship at University of Colorado. He returned to OHSU in 2012 as a faculty member, where he now serves as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology.

He has been a member of PERC since 2012 and has participated in research related to infantile spasms, early life epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, and learning healthcare systems to address quality improvement and optimizing efficacy of treatments in pediatric epilepsy. His work has resulted in a number of journal articles as well as abstracts/presentations at regional and national conferences. Dr. Coryell is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals, and he serves as a research mentor to medical students and residents on a continual basis.

Clinically, Dr. Coryell is interested in working with drug-resistant epilepsy, and this encompasses developmental and epileptic encephalopathies, epilepsy surgery candidates, and children with genetic epilepsy. Aside from his research interests, he has formerly served as the clinical director for the division of child neurology at OHSU, and dedicates half of his work appointment towards the OHSU School of Medicine as a course director and career advisor for medical students.