Dr. Morrell is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at Stanford University since July 2004. Before joining NeuroPace, she was the Caitlin Tynan Doyle Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Previously she was on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine where she served as Director of the Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. A graduate of Stanford Medical School, she completed residency training in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as fellowship training in EEG and epilepsy.

Dr. Morrell has been actively involved in helping to bring new medical and device therapies to patients with epilepsy. Since 2004, she has been Chief Medical Officer at NeuroPace, a company that developed a responsive neurostimulator for treatment of medically uncontrolled partial seizures. She has authored or coauthored more than 150 publications.

Service to professional societies includes member of the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society, member and Chair of the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation, member of the Council of the American Neurological Association and Chair of the Epilepsy Section of the American Academy of Neurology. She is an elected Ambassador for Epilepsy of the International League Against Epilepsy and received the American Epilepsy Society’s 2007 Service Award for outstanding leadership and service. She is the current President of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1984) CA
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania Health System (1988) PA
  • Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System (1985) PA
  • Fellowship: Graduate Hospital (Closed) (1990) PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1989)


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Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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I always leave my appointments with Dr. Morrell feeling like we are a team.
She is a great doctor and she explains everything to you and answers all your questions that you have.
Wonderful doctor and truly appreciate all her medical advise.
She is a wonderful and my best neurology doctor I ever had, seriously. I love her and Mimi Callanan, they are great and helpful people.
Very pleasant and thorough
Dr. Martha Morrell has always provided excellent patient care in providing the patient with professional insights, empathy, and over-all compassion. We feel very fortunate that a referral of my particular needs landed on her desk at Stanford Neurological.
She is a excellent doctor. I would not trade her for any other doctor
She is very good and professional dr thanks
I am very fortunate to have Dr. Morrell as my doctor. She always has a lot of concern and compassion in regards to my medical needs. She's an expert in her field and a beautiful person.
Dr. Morrell was very nice & we were happy with her assistant was very nice. Glad we came to Stanford.
Dr. Morrell is the epitome of a first class physician. She's very caring and provides the best care possible. I'm very fortunate to have her as my MD!
Dr. Morrell didn't rush anything, and was careful to explain everything.
Dr. Morrell is a very kind and compassionate person. She cares very much about making me well and provides the best care to do so. I'm very fortunate that she's my physician.
Dr. Morrell's care, compassion and expertise are excellent and first class! I would recommend her to anyone and trust her with my family any time!
Dr. seemed rushed due to prior emergency.
I always leave feeling well cared for and informed.
Dr. Morrell always takes a lot of time explaining my medical condition and how it is being monitored and treated through the RNs and medications.
Loved Dr. Morrell.
Dr. Morrell is an excellent physician. She is knowledgeable and an expert in her field and has care and compassion for her patients.
Dr. Morrell is AMAZING!!! She is combines her knowledge, involving many areas of neurology and combines them in a way that I can easily comprehend. She always spends a lot of time to be sure my questions are answered answered.
Dr. Morrell has been my incredible epileptologist for 20 years!! Mimi Callanan, and Dr. Morrell have been an absolute blessing.
Care provider was pushing me to change my medication on previous visits. She didn't seem interested in discussing medication change this time. No explanation offered.
Dr. Morrell is a gentle, caring very intelligent person. I trust her with all of my needs. The quality of my life is in her hands and she has made my life better I am fortunate that she is my doctor!
Dr. Morrell is a very caring & knowledgeable doctor. She treated me like her own daughter. I'm so happy she is my doctor!
Dr. Morrell assures me, through her care and concern, that I'm being treated by the best, that's my opinion!
Dr. Morrell is very kind and compassionate. She takes the time to explain all questions and concerns, treatments. I feel that she is the best doctor that a patient could want and need.
Very good.
Always the best!
Thank you for helping me when no one else would.
I am very grateful to Dr. Morrell for her help. Thank you! I feel very lucky. She has spent a great deal of time helping me.
Dr. Morrell has been wonderful at helping me, and treating my issues. I have great confidence in her ability to care for me, and have already recommend her to a friend.
Dr. Morrelli is very caring, compassionate and careful to explain and answer questions, treatment, options, etc., in a manner that is easy to understand. She spends a great amount of time to ensure this.
All the personnel very attentive thank you very much.
I would recommend her to as many friends and family. I would even try to make commercials of her on TV, so people know where she's located at!!
All good.
I am always amazed at how Dr. Morrell gives us the time we need despite a heavy schedule. It's really appreciated.
Mimi Calahan & Dr. Morrell work very hard for their patients. I am impressed & very thankful.
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Morrell as my doctor - I have full confidence in Dr. Morrell and I rave about her to everyone!
Wow - Dr. Morrell is outstanding. Felt as if she had all the time in the world for me. She really listened & reviewed my input & medical records thoroughly.
Dr. Morrell is incredible- I feel so lucky to have her as my neurologist.
One of the most incredible physicians I have ever met. I wish I could see her all the time.
Best - ever - doctor she gave me details about my issue that helped me understand much better!
She was kind, heard me, believed me & was kind to me.
I am grateful for Dr. Morrell. She helps me so much.
Dr. Morrell is smart and kind and I feel cared for. She really listens to me and I trust her.
Showed and explained what could happen if testings were not done, kind and very caring.
Dr. Morrell gives excellent, expert, compassionate, skillful care.
Though pressed for time, she showed me how the seizures were seen remotely by her (and she had obviously personally poured over them). I wanted the information on, but would not have asked for it.
Dr. Morrell is an amazing doctor.
She was very explanatory and down to earth on what need to be tested next before possible surgery to brain aneurysm.
Very good.
Enjoyed chatting about other things other than the medical condition.
Advice given was bias toward dr.'s ideas & care. Info not correct.
New medications, not given much information about effects on 73 lbs. adult.
I LOVE Dr. Morrell! She is amazing!
Very caring, informative, & positive doctor & staff e-mails were answered quickly.
Dr. Morrell is very good.
Knowledgeable, courteous, very willing to explain what/why she was doing. If my last doctor was like this I would go more regularly - Dr. Morrell made this trip (and cost) worthwhile.

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