null Kenneth Myers, MD, PhD, FRCPC, CSCN (EEG)

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, MUHC



epilepsy • genetics • child neurology • clinical • drug Trials • phenotyping

Research Focus

My research focuses on seizures in children. One of my main focuses is studying genetic causes of epilepsy. I also work on understanding autonomic dysfunction in people with seizures, with the ultimate goal of trying to reduce the incidence of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Finally, I conduct clinical trials, usually attempting to repurpose existing agents to help in the care of children with epilepsy.

Selected Publications

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  • Myers KA, Davey MJ, Ching M, Ellis C, Grinton BE, Roten A, Lightfoot PA, Scheffer IE (2018). The DREAMS Study: Randomized Controlled Trial of Melatonin for Dravet Syndrome Sleep Disturbance. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 14(10): 1697-1704. PMID: 30353809.

  • Myers KA, Bello-Espinosa LE, Symonds JD, Zuberi SM, Clegg R, Sadleir LG, Buchhalter J, Scheffer IE (2018). Heart Rate Variability in Epilepsy: A Potential Biomarker of SUDEP Risk. Epilepsia 59(7): 1372-1380. PMID: 29873813.

  • Myers KA (65%), Lightfoot P, Patil SG, Cross JH, Scheffer IE (2018). A 12-Year Observational Study of Stiripentol Efficacy and Safety in Dravet Syndrome. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 60(6): 574-578. PMID: 29473155.

  • Myers KA, Nasioulas S, Boys A, McMahon JM, Slater H, Lockhart P, du Sart D, Scheffer IE (2018). ADGRV1 is Implicated in Myoclonic Epilepsy. Epilepsia 59(2): 381-388. PMID: 29266188.

  • Myers KA, Mandelstam SA, Ramantani G, Rushing EJ, de Vries BB, Koolen DA, Scheffer IE (2017). The Epileptology of Koolen-de Vries Syndrome: Electro-clinico-radiologic Findings in 31 Patients. Epilepsia 58(6): 1085-1094. PMID: 28440867.