Martha Morrell, MD

Martha Morrell, MD

Epilepsy specialist

Bio:   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.
4.9 out of 5
70 Patient Ratings
23 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

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

Administrative Appointments

  • President, American Society of Experimental NeuroTherapeutics (2016 - 2018)
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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

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!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Morrell is incredible- I feel so lucky to have her as my neurologist.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

One of the most incredible physicians I have ever met. I wish I could see her all the time.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Best - ever - doctor she gave me details about my issue that helped me understand much better!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

She was kind, heard me, believed me & was kind to me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Morrell is smart and kind and I feel cared for. She really listens to me and I trust her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I am grateful for Dr. Morrell. She helps me so much.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Showed and explained what could happen if testings were not done, kind and very caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Morrell gives excellent, expert, compassionate, skillful care.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Morrell is an amazing doctor.

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4.9 out of 5
70 Patient Ratings
23 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

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!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Morrell is incredible- I feel so lucky to have her as my neurologist.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

One of the most incredible physicians I have ever met. I wish I could see her all the time.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Best - ever - doctor she gave me details about my issue that helped me understand much better!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

She was kind, heard me, believed me & was kind to me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Morrell is smart and kind and I feel cared for. She really listens to me and I trust her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I am grateful for Dr. Morrell. She helps me so much.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Showed and explained what could happen if testings were not done, kind and very caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Morrell gives excellent, expert, compassionate, skillful care.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Morrell is an amazing doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

She was very explanatory and down to earth on what need to be tested next before possible surgery to brain aneurysm.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Great.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Enjoyed chatting about other things other than the medical condition.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Advice given was bias toward dr.'s ideas & care. Info not correct.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

New medications, not given much information about effects on 73 lbs. adult.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I LOVE Dr. Morrell! She is amazing!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Very caring, informative, & positive doctor & staff e-mails were answered quickly.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Morrell is very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

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.