Martha Morrell, MD, PhD

Epilepsy specialist

Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2013)

Residency: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1988) PA

Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1984) CA

Fellowship: Graduate Hospital (1990) PA

Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1989)

Internship: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1985) PA

Responsive cortical stimulation for the treatment of medically intractable partial epilepsy
Morrell, M. J. (2011). Responsive cortical stimulation for the treatment of medically intractable partial epilepsy. NEUROLOGY, 77(13), 1295-1304.

Normal vitamin D and low free estradiol levels in women on enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs
Pack, A. M., Morrell, M. J., McMahon, D. J., & Shane, E. (2011). Normal vitamin D and low free estradiol levels in women on enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 21(4), 453-458.

Intracranial Stimulation Therapy for Epilepsy
Skarpaas, T. L., & Morrell, M. J. (2009). Intracranial Stimulation Therapy for Epilepsy. NEUROTHERAPEUTICS, 6(2), 238-243.

Hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovary syndrome with valproate versus lamotrigine
Morrell, M. J., Hayes, F. J., Sluss, P. M., Adams, J. M., Bhatt, M., & Isojarvi, J. (2008). Hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovary syndrome with valproate versus lamotrigine. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 64(2), 200-211.

Bone health in young women with epilepsy after one year of antiepileptic drug monotherapy
Pack, A. M., Morrell, M. J., Randall, A., McMahon, D. J., & Shane, E. (2008). Bone health in young women with epilepsy after one year of antiepileptic drug monotherapy. NEUROLOGY, 70(18), 1586-1593.

Responsive cortical stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy
Sun, F. T., Morrell, M. J., & Wharen, R. E. (2008). Responsive cortical stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy. NEUROTHERAPEUTICS, 5(1), 68-74.

Treatment of epilepsy in adults: expert opinion, 2005
Karceski, S., Morrell, M. J., & Carpenter, D. (2005). Treatment of epilepsy in adults: expert opinion, 2005. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 7, S1-S64.

Sexual dysfunction, sex steroid hormone abnormalities, and depression in women with epilepsy treated with antiepileptic drugs
Morrell, M. J., Flynn, K. L., Done, S., Flaster, E., Kalayjian, L., & Pack, A. M. (2005). Sexual dysfunction, sex steroid hormone abnormalities, and depression in women with epilepsy treated with antiepileptic drugs. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 6(3), 360-365.

Sex-steroid hormones in women with epilepsy.
Jette, N., & Morrell, M. J. (2005). Sex-steroid hormones in women with epilepsy. American journal of electroneurodiagnostic technology, 45(1), 36-48.

Bone mass and turnover in women with epilepsy on antiepileptic drug monotherapy
Pack, A. M., Morrell, M. J., Marcus, R., Holloway, L., Flaster, E., & Shane, E. (2005). Bone mass and turnover in women with epilepsy on antiepileptic drug monotherapy. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 57(2), 252-257.

Correlating lamotrigine serum concentrations with tolerability in patients with epilepsy
Hirsch, L. J., Weintraub, D., Buchsbaum, R., Spencer, H. T., Hager, M., & Morrell, M. J. (2004). Correlating lamotrigine serum concentrations with tolerability in patients with epilepsy. NEUROLOGY, 63(6), 1022-1026.

Epilepsy and bone health in adults
Pack, A. M., & Morrell, M. J. (2004). Epilepsy and bone health in adults. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 5, S24-S29.

Reproductive disturbances in patients with epilepsy.
Morrell, M. J., & Montouris, G. D. (2004). Reproductive disturbances in patients with epilepsy. Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine, 71, S19-24.

Use of levetiracetam in a population of patients aged 65 years and older: a subset analysis of the KEEPER trial
Ferrendelli, J. A., French, J., Leppik, I., Morrell, M. J., Herbeuval, A., & Magnus, L. (2003). Use of levetiracetam in a population of patients aged 65 years and older: a subset analysis of the KEEPER trial. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 4(6), 702-709.

Working toward an epilepsy cure.
Morrell, M. J. (2003). Working toward an epilepsy cure. Current neurology and neuroscience reports, 3(4), 323-324.

Higher androgens and weight gain with valproate compared with lamotrigine for epilepsy
Morrell, M. J., Isojarvi, J., Taylor, A. E., Dam, M., Ayala, R., & Messenheimer, J. (2003). Higher androgens and weight gain with valproate compared with lamotrigine for epilepsy. EPILEPSY RESEARCH, 54(2-3), 189-199.

The KEEPER (TM)(1) trial: levetiracetam adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in an open-label community-based study
Morrell, M. J., Leppik, I., French, J., Ferrendelli, J., Han, J., & Magnus, L. (2003). The KEEPER (TM)(1) trial: levetiracetam adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in an open-label community-based study. EPILEPSY RESEARCH, 54(2-3), 153-161.

Bone mineral density in an outpatient population receiving enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs
Pack, A. M., Olarte, L. S., Morrell, M. J., Flaster, E., Resor, S. R., & Shane, E. (2003). Bone mineral density in an outpatient population receiving enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 4(2), 169-174.

Review of lamotrigine and its clinical applications in epilepsy
Choi, H., & Morrell, M. J. (2003). Review of lamotrigine and its clinical applications in epilepsy. EXPERT OPINION ON PHARMACOTHERAPY, 4(2), 243-251.

Reproductive and metabolic disorders in women with epilepsy
Morrell, M. J. (2003). Reproductive and metabolic disorders in women with epilepsy. EPILEPSIA, 44, 11-20.

Predictors of ovulatory failure in women with epilepsy
Morrell, M. J., Giudice, L., Flynn, K. L., Seale, C. G., Paulson, A. J., & Sauer, M. V. (2002). Predictors of ovulatory failure in women with epilepsy. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 52(6), 704-711.

Epilepsy in women
Morrell, M. J. (2002). Epilepsy in women. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN, 66(8), 1489-1494.

Women with epilepsy: current treatment strategies.
Karceski, S., & Morrell, M. J. (2002). Women with epilepsy: current treatment strategies. The journal of gender-specific medicine : JGSM : the official journal of the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia, 5(5), 22-26.

Treatment of women with epilepsy
Pack, A. M., & Morrell, M. J. (2002). Treatment of women with epilepsy. SEMINARS IN NEUROLOGY, 22(3), 289-297.

Antiepileptic medications for the treatment of epilepsy
Morrell, M. J. (2002). Antiepileptic medications for the treatment of epilepsy. SEMINARS IN NEUROLOGY, 22(3), 247-258.

Stigma and epilepsy.
Morrell, M. J. (2002). Stigma and epilepsy. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 3(6S2), 21-25.

Folic Acid and Epilepsy.
Morrell, M. J. (2002). Folic Acid and Epilepsy. Epilepsy currents / American Epilepsy Society, 2(2), 31-34.

The Expert Consensus Guideline Series Treatment of Epilepsy
Karceski, S., Morrell, M., & Carpenter, D. (2001). The Expert Consensus Guideline Series Treatment of Epilepsy. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 2(6), A1-A50.

Future directions for epilepsy research
Jacobs, M. P., Fischbach, G. D., Davis, M. R., Dichter, M. A., Dingledine, R., & Theodore, W. H. (2001). Future directions for epilepsy research. NEUROLOGY, 57(9), 1536-1542.

Reproductive dysfunction in women with epilepsy: antiepileptic drug effects on sex-steroid hormones.
Morrell, M. J., Flynn, K. L., Seale, C. G., Done, S., Paulson, A. J., & Ferin, M. (2001). Reproductive dysfunction in women with epilepsy: antiepileptic drug effects on sex-steroid hormones. CNS spectrums, 6(9), 771-?.

Epilepsy: diagnosis and treatment in the 21st century.
Morrell, M. J. (2001). Epilepsy: diagnosis and treatment in the 21st century. CNS spectrums, 6(9), 749-?.

Pregnancy and antiepileptic drugs.
Morrell, M. J. (2001). Pregnancy and antiepileptic drugs. Current neurology and neuroscience reports, 1(4), 359-360.

Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs on bone structure - Epidemiology, mechanisms and therapeutic implications
Pack, A. M., & Morrell, M. J. (2001). Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs on bone structure - Epidemiology, mechanisms and therapeutic implications. CNS DRUGS, 15(8), 633-642.

Health issues for women with epilepsy: A descriptive survey to assess knowledge and awareness among healthcare providers
Morrell, M. J., Sarto, G. E., Shafer, P. O., Borda, E. A., Herzog, A., & Callanan, M. (2000). Health issues for women with epilepsy: A descriptive survey to assess knowledge and awareness among healthcare providers. JOURNAL OF WOMENS HEALTH & GENDER-BASED MEDICINE, 9(9), 959-965.

Achieving best care for women with epilepsy.
Morrell, M. J. (2000). Achieving best care for women with epilepsy. Epilepsy & behavior , 1(5), 299-300.

Assessment of ganaxolone's anticonvulsant activity using a randomized, double-blind, presurgical trial design
Laxer, K., Blum, D., Abou-Khalil, B. W., Morrell, M. J., Lee, D. A., & Monaghan, E. P. (2000). Assessment of ganaxolone's anticonvulsant activity using a randomized, double-blind, presurgical trial design. EPILEPSIA, 41(9), 1187-1194.

Efficacy of gabapentin as adjunctive therapy in a large, multicenter study
Morrell, M. J., McLean, M. J., Willmore, L. J., Privitera, M. D., Faught, R. E., & Rose-Legatt, A. (2000). Efficacy of gabapentin as adjunctive therapy in a large, multicenter study. SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, 9(4), 241-248.

"The Scarlet E" - Epilepsy is still a burden
Morrell, M. J., & Pedley, T. A. (2000). "The Scarlet E" - Epilepsy is still a burden. NEUROLOGY, 54(10), 1882-1883.

The role of the intracarotid amobarbital procedure in evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery
Spencer, D. C., Morrell, M. J., & Risinger, M. W. (2000). The role of the intracarotid amobarbital procedure in evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery. EPILEPSIA, 41(3), 320-325.

Qualitative block design performance in epilepsy patients
Zipf-Williams, E. M., Shear, P. K., Strongin, D., Winegarden, B. J., & Morrell, M. J. (2000). Qualitative block design performance in epilepsy patients. ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 15(2), 149-157.

Caring for People with Epilepsy: Resources for the Healthcare Provider.
Morrell, M. J. (2000). Caring for People with Epilepsy: Resources for the Healthcare Provider. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 1(4), S21-S24.

Discriminating between epileptic and nonepileptic events: The utility of hypnotic seizure induction
Barry, J. J., Atzman, O., & Morrell, M. J. (2000). Discriminating between epileptic and nonepileptic events: The utility of hypnotic seizure induction. EPILEPSIA, 41(1), 81-84.

Fenfluramine-Phentermine (Fen-Phen) and Seizures: Evidence for an Association.
Spencer, D. C., Hwang, J., & Morrell, M. J. (2000). Fenfluramine-Phentermine (Fen-Phen) and Seizures: Evidence for an Association. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 1(6), 448-452.

Epilepsy in women: the science of why it is special
Morrell, M. J. (1999). Epilepsy in women: the science of why it is special. NEUROLOGY, 53(4), S42-S48.

Safety and tolerability of gabapentin as adjunctive therapy in a large, multicenter study
McLean, M. J., Morrell, M. J., Willmore, L. J., Privitera, M. D., Faught, R. E., & Rose-Legatt, A. (1999). Safety and tolerability of gabapentin as adjunctive therapy in a large, multicenter study. EPILEPSIA, 40(7), 965-972.

Dosing to efficacy with neurontin: The STEPS trial
Morrell, M. J. (1999). Dosing to efficacy with neurontin: The STEPS trial. EPILEPSIA, 40, S23-S26.

Guidelines for the care of women with epilepsy
Morrell, M. J. (1998). Guidelines for the care of women with epilepsy. NEUROLOGY, 51(5), S21-S27.

Analysis of prenatal and gestational care given to women with epilepsy
Seale, C. G., Morrell, M. J., Nelson, L., & Druzin, M. L. (1998). Analysis of prenatal and gestational care given to women with epilepsy. NEUROLOGY, 51(4), 1039-1045.

Management issues for women with epilepsy - A review of the literature
Zahn, C. A., Morrell, M. J., Collins, S. D., Labiner, D. M., & Yerby, M. S. (1998). Management issues for women with epilepsy - A review of the literature. NEUROLOGY, 51(4), 949-956.

Issues for women with epilepsy
Morrell, M. J. (1998). Issues for women with epilepsy. WESTERN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 168(4), 266-267.

Issues for women in antiepileptic drug development.
Morrell, M. J. (1998). Issues for women in antiepileptic drug development. Advances in neurology, 76, 149-159.

Effects of epilepsy on women's reproductive health
Morrell, M. J. (1998). Effects of epilepsy on women's reproductive health. EPILEPSIA, 39, S32-S37.

Intracranial ictal recordings in mesial frontal lobe epilepsy
Toczek, M. T., Morrell, M. J., Risinger, M. W., & Shuer, L. (1997). Intracranial ictal recordings in mesial frontal lobe epilepsy. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 14(6), 499-506.

Gabapentin monotherapy .1. An 8-day, double-blind, dose-controlled, multicenter study in hospitalized patients with refractory complex partial or secondarily generalized seizures
Bergey, G. K., MORRIS, H. H., Rosenfeld, W., Blume, W. T., Penovich, P. E., & Pierce, M. (1997). Gabapentin monotherapy .1. An 8-day, double-blind, dose-controlled, multicenter study in hospitalized patients with refractory complex partial or secondarily generalized seizures. NEUROLOGY, 49(3), 739-745.

Cortical and hippocampal volume deficits in temporal lobe epilepsy
Marsh, L., Morrell, M. J., Shear, P. K., SULLIVAN, E. V., Freeman, H., & Pfefferbaum, A. (1997). Cortical and hippocampal volume deficits in temporal lobe epilepsy. EPILEPSIA, 38(5), 576-587.

Maximizing the health of women with epilepsy: Science and ethics in new drug development
Morrell, M. J. (1997). Maximizing the health of women with epilepsy: Science and ethics in new drug development. EPILEPSIA, 38, S32-S41.

Self-reported sexual function and sexual arousability in women with epilepsy
Morrell, M. J., & Guldner, G. T. (1996). Self-reported sexual function and sexual arousability in women with epilepsy. EPILEPSIA, 37(12), 1204-1210.

Nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity evaluation in men with epilepsy
Guldner, G. T., & Morrell, M. J. (1996). Nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity evaluation in men with epilepsy. EPILEPSIA, 37(12), 1211-1214.

Cerebellar hemorrhage complicating temporal lobectomy - Report of four cases
Toczek, M. T., Morrell, M. J., Silverberg, G. A., & Lowe, G. M. (1996). Cerebellar hemorrhage complicating temporal lobectomy - Report of four cases. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 85(4), 718-722.

Linear scleroderma and intractable epilepsy: Neuropathologic evidence for a chronic inflammatory process - Reply
Horoupian, D. S., Morrell, M., Chung, M., & Sum, J. (1996). Linear scleroderma and intractable epilepsy: Neuropathologic evidence for a chronic inflammatory process - Reply. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 39(2), 278-278.

The new antiepileptic drugs and women: Efficacy, reproductive health, pregnancy, and fetal outcome
Morrell, M. J. (1996). The new antiepileptic drugs and women: Efficacy, reproductive health, pregnancy, and fetal outcome. EPILEPSIA, 37, S34-S44.

Functional MRI measurement of language lateralization in Wada-tested patients
Desmond, J. E., Sum, J. M., Wagner, A. D., Demb, J. B., Shear, P. K., & Morrell, M. J. (1995). Functional MRI measurement of language lateralization in Wada-tested patients. BRAIN, 118, 1411-1419.

PREDICTIVE VALUE OF THE FIRST ICTAL RECORDING IN DETERMINING LOCALIZATION OF THE EPILEPTOGENIC REGION BY SCALP SPHENOIDAL EEG
Sum, J. M., & Morrell, M. J. (1995). PREDICTIVE VALUE OF THE FIRST ICTAL RECORDING IN DETERMINING LOCALIZATION OF THE EPILEPTOGENIC REGION BY SCALP SPHENOIDAL EEG. EPILEPSIA, 36(10), 1033-1040.

INTRACEREBRAL INVOLVEMENT IN SCLERODERMA EN COUP DE SABRE - REPORT OF A CASE WITH NEUROPATHOLOGIC FINDINGS
Chung, M. H., Sum, J., Morrell, M. J., & Horoupian, D. S. (1995). INTRACEREBRAL INVOLVEMENT IN SCLERODERMA EN COUP DE SABRE - REPORT OF A CASE WITH NEUROPATHOLOGIC FINDINGS. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 37(5), 679-681.

OVULATORY FUNCTION IN EPILEPSY
CUMMINGS, L. N., Giudice, L., & Morrell, M. J. (1995). OVULATORY FUNCTION IN EPILEPSY. EPILEPSIA, 36(4), 355-359.

CONTRIBUTIONS OF ANTERIOR CINGULATE CORTEX TO BEHAVIOUR
Devinsky, O., Morrell, M. J., & Vogt, B. A. (1995). CONTRIBUTIONS OF ANTERIOR CINGULATE CORTEX TO BEHAVIOUR. BRAIN, 118, 279-306.

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN PARTIAL EPILEPSY - A DEFICIT IN PHYSIOLOGICAL SEXUAL AROUSAL
Morrell, M. J., Sperling, M. R., Stecker, M., & Dichter, M. A. (1994). SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN PARTIAL EPILEPSY - A DEFICIT IN PHYSIOLOGICAL SEXUAL AROUSAL. NEUROLOGY, 44(2), 243-247.

DIFFERENTIAL-DIAGNOSIS OF SEIZURES
Morrell, M. J. (1993). DIFFERENTIAL-DIAGNOSIS OF SEIZURES. NEUROLOGIC CLINICS, 11(4), 737-754.

A NONINVASIVE PROTOCOL FOR ANTERIOR TEMPORAL LOBECTOMY
Sperling, M. R., OCONNOR, M. J., Saykin, A. J., Phillips, C. A., Morrell, M. J., & GONATAS, N. (1992). A NONINVASIVE PROTOCOL FOR ANTERIOR TEMPORAL LOBECTOMY. NEUROLOGY, 42(2), 416-422.

HORMONES AND EPILEPSY THROUGH THE LIFETIME
Morrell, M. J. (1992). HORMONES AND EPILEPSY THROUGH THE LIFETIME. EPILEPSIA, 33, S49-S61.

SPEECH DURING PARTIAL SEIZURES - INTRACRANIAL EEG CORRELATES
Morrell, M. J., Phillips, C. A., OCONNOR, M. J., & Sperling, M. R. (1991). SPEECH DURING PARTIAL SEIZURES - INTRACRANIAL EEG CORRELATES. EPILEPSIA, 32(6), 886-889.

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN EPILEPSY
Morrell, M. J. (1991). SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN EPILEPSY. EPILEPSIA, 32, S38-S45.

THE INFLUENCE OF AGE AND CYCLING STATUS ON SEXUAL AROUSABILITY IN WOMEN
Morrell, M. J., DIXEN, J. M., Carter, C. S., & DAVIDSON, J. M. (1984). THE INFLUENCE OF AGE AND CYCLING STATUS ON SEXUAL AROUSABILITY IN WOMEN. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 148(1), 66-71.