Cormac A. O'Donovan, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.6 out of 5

74 Ratings

Cormac A. O'Donovan, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurology (general), Sleep Studies, Evoked Potentials, Syncope, Sleep Medicine

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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Department: 336-716-4101

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Education & Training

  • M.D., University College Galway-Ireland, 1985
  • Internship, Surgery, Ennis General Hospital-Ireland, 1985
  • Internship, Medicine, University Hospital Galway-Ire, 1987
  • Residency, Neurology, Richmond & Beaumont Hospitals-, 1989
  • Residency, Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Hosp, 1993
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Hosp, 1995

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Sleep Medicine


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Am EEG Society

NPI Number

  • 1366428443
Cormac A. O'Donovan, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

74 Ratings

Cormac A. O'Donovan, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology

Research Interests


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Academic: 336-716-0328 | Department: 336-716-4101

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Recent Publications

Bergey GK, Morrell MJ, Mizrahi EM, Goldman A, King-Stephens D, Nair D, Srinivasan S, Jobst B, Gross RE, Shields DC, Barkley G, Salanova V, Olejniczak P, Cole A, Cash SS, Noe K, Wharen R, Worrell G, Murro AM, Edwards J, Duchowny M,. Long-term treatment with responsive brain stimulation in adults with refractory partial seizures. Neurology. 2015;84(8):810-817.

O'Donovan CA. To do or not to do? Magnetoencephalography in the presurgical evaluation of epilepsy [editorial]. Epilepsy Behav. 2015;46():8-9.

Woodard V, Boggs J, Couture D, Laxton A, Popli G, Silvia M, Sam M, Munger-Clary H, Wong M, O'Donovan C. Comparison of stereo-EEG and grid-implanted phase II patients' experience prior to epilspsy surgery: the Wake Forest experience [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society; 2016 Dec 2-6; Houston (TX). 2015;():A2.171.

Heck CN, King-Stephens D, Massey AD, Nair DR, Jobst BC, Barkley GL, Salanova V, Cole AJ, Smith MC, Gwinn RP, Skidmore C, Van Ness PC, Bergey GK, Park YD, Miller I, Geller E, Rutecki PA, Zimmerman R, Spencer DC, Goldman A,. Two-year seizure reduction in adults with medically intractable partial onset epilepsy treated with responsive neurostimulation: final results of the RNS System Pivotal trial. Epilepsia. 2014;55(3):432-441.

Luders H, Amina S, Bailey C, Baumgartner C, Benbadis S, Bermeo A, Carreno M, Devereaux M, Diehl B, Eccher M, Edwards J, Fastenau P, Fernandez Baca-Vaca G, Godoy J, Hamer H, Hong SB, Ikeda A, Kahane P, Kaiboriboon K, Kalamangalam G, Lardizabal D,. Proposal: different types of alteration and loss of consciousness in epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2014;55(8):1140-1144.

Stapleton-Kotloski JR, Kotloski RJ, Boggs JA [sic] [Boggs JG], Popli G, O'Donovan CA, Couture DE, Cornell C, Godwin DW. Localization of interictal epileptiform activity using magnetoencephalography with synthetic aperture magnetometry in patients with a vagus nerve stimulator. Front Neurol. 2014;5():244.

Shin HW, O'Donovan CA, Boggs JG, Grefe A, Harper A, Bell WL, McCall WV, Rosenquist P. Successful ECT treatment for medically refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in pediatric patient. Seizure. 2011;20(5):433-436.

Evans AB, O'Donovan CA, Burdette JH. Localization and identification of status epilepticus by MR pulsed arterial spin labeling [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2009;50(Suppl 11):73-74.

Ferguson PB, Baker M, Ellis T, O'Donovan CA. Coexistence of mesial temporal sclerosis and neurofibromatosis in a case of surgically treated refractory epilepsy [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2009;50(Suppl 11):142-143.

Shin HW, O'Donovan CA, Grefe A, McCall WV, Boggs JG, Harper A, Bell WL, Rosenquist P. Successful ECT treatment for medically refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in pediatric patient [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2009;50(Suppl 11):133-134.

O'Donovan CA, Kuhn S. Cerebellopontine angle surgery: microvascular decompression In: Husain AM, ed. A practical approach to neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring. New York: Demos;2008: 195-211.

Huitt TW, Stapleton-Kotloski JR, O'Donovan CA, Wiggins WF, Wilson TW, Godwin DW. Imaging childhood absence epilepsy with magnetoencephalography [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2008;2008(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Evans A, Hong JK, Long TJ, Rubery B, O'Donovan CA. Ictal asystole treated with pacemaker prior to seizure diagnosis [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2008;49(Suppl 7):6.

Greiner H, Sam MC, Bell WL, O'Donovan CA. Occurrence of burst suppression during treatment for NCSE is not associated with better prognosis [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2008;49(Suppl 7):40.

Hong KJ, Bell WL, Sam MC, O'Donovan CA. Incidence of seizure freedom with adjunctive and monotherapy levetiracetam in patients with refractory epilepsy and new-onset seizures [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2008;49(Suppl 7):100.

Stapleton-Kotloski J, Huitt T, O'Donovan CA, Wiggins WF, Wilson TW, Godwin D. Imaging childhood absence epilepsy with magnetoencephalography [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2008;49(Suppl 7):412.

Avasarala JR, O'Donovan CA, Roach SE, Camacho F, Feldman SR. Analysis of NAMCS data for multiple sclerosis, 1998-2004. BMC Med. 2007;5():article 6.

O'Donovan CA, Chan A, Maxwell S. Focal akinetic seizures as the only clinical manifestation of partial epilepsy. Seizure. 2007;16(6):542-544.

Lanning K, Pandya DP, Pardue D, Shuping JL, O'Donovan CA. Prognostic factors in patients undergoing continuous EEG (CEEG) who have status epilepticus [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2007;48(Suppl 6):183.

O'Donovan CA, Wilson TW, Glazier SS. MEG spikes localize ictal onset zone with subdural grid electrodes negative for seizure onset [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2007;48(Suppl 6):214.

Pandya DP, Pardue D, O'Donovan C. Outcome of patients with acute brain injury and status epilepticus undergoing continuous EEG monitoring [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2006;47(Suppl 4):52.

McCall WV, Harding D, O'Donovan C. Correlates of depressive symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2006;2(4):424-426.

O'Donovan CA, Rissmiller R, Rinn A, Fleming S, White JR, McCall WV. Outcome of patients with sleep complaints and normal polysomnograms. J Clin Sleep Med. 2006;2(3):325-327.

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Associate Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurology (general), Sleep Studies, Evoked Potentials, Syncope, Sleep Medicine
Cormac A. O'Donovan, M.D.

Cormac A. O'Donovan, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology

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4.6 out of 5

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This man is a very good doctor!


We have felt very good for the past 7 years with the doctor.




I have always found Dr. O'Donovan to be very candid and forthcoming with his advice. He provides additional information if asked.


I would tell people to come to this clinic vs other clinics, I've been to two others and neither treated me with the respect or concern that I got from l Wake Forest.


I feel *Dr. O'Donovan does the" best to help you understand and get best possible years.




Could not have been better.


*Dr. O'Donovan has always made my care feel like it was team work, but my final decision.

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