Dr. Paolo Federico, BSc., MSc., PhD, MD,

Paolo  Federico


Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403-944-4242


Educational Background

B.S. Zoology, University of Calgary, 1988

Doctor of Medicine Medicine, University of Calgary, 1996

Doctor of Philosophy Medicine, University of Calgary, 1994

M.S. Medicine, University of Calgary, 1990


Areas of Research


Dr. Federico has an active research programme focusing on functional and structural imaging of epilepsy directed at understanding how focal seizures are generated and how they affect the brain. His imaging studies include the study of cortical and subcortical circuits underlying the generation of interictal discharges, functional MRI analysis of the pre-ictal state, language and motor reorganization in focal epilepsy, and seizure-related structural brain changes using T2 relaxometry. He also has an interest in advanced EEG analytical techniques, including the study of high frequency oscillations in humans and animal models of epilepsy.


  • award, 2017
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  • award, 2012
  • award, 1978