Paul Carney, M.D.

Senior Scientific Advisor

  Paul R. Carney, M.D., is Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio Dr. Carney received his B.S. in Comprehensive Chemistry from John Carroll University and his M.D. from the University of Valparaiso School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University - Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland Ohio, followed by fellowships in Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, and Sleep Medicine at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Carney joined the faculty at the University of Florida Colleges of Medicine and Engineering following his training. During his tenure as Director of the Pediatric Neurology at the University of Florida, Dr. Carney led the programs to become one of the US News and World Report top ranked pediatric neurology divisions in the United States and a national leader in epilepsy both at UF and UNC. He mentored several junior faculty toward career independence and nationwide leadership positions. During his tenure as Director of Pediatric Neurology, he initiated comprehensive new programs in epilepsy, sleep disorders, autism, neuromuscular diseases, and developmental delay, thereby addressing patient care needs, and physician and scientist developments. His efforts led to more than $10 million in federal funding to support translational neuroscience and biomedical engineering research, and $10 million in philanthropic funds to carry forward the research and educational missions. Dr. Carney is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with epilepsy, sleep disturbances, and other neurologic disorders. He is currently serves as an elected advisory board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of America and is NIH Charter Member. He recently became a scientific congressional advisor on Capitol Hill.  His translational neuroscience research has focused on the basic understanding of neural networks as a path to developing more effective treatments. He has authored more than 350 articles, abstracts, books, and book chapters. Dr. Carney holds 16 patents and patent disclosures. His research is frequently featured in the national and international press (including MSNBC and the New York Times, and interviews and features on ABC, NBC, and the Discovery channel). In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Carney was elected to the American Neurological Association and American Pediatric Society, honors bestowed on clinical scientists in academic medicine whose accomplishments are deemed of high importance and scientifically distinguished. Dr. Carney is a standing board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of America, Washington D.C.