Dr. Scheherazade Le is a Neurologist with subspecialty training in Epilepsy/Electroencephalography (EEG) and Intra-operative Neuromonitoring (IONM). She is the Director of epilepsy specialty clinics for Tuberous Sclerosis and Immune-Mediated Epilepsy/Encephalitis. Clinical research interests include biosensors and devices in epilepsy, intracranial neurophysiology, innovative therapies for epilepsy, immune etiologies for epilepsy, and novel intra-operative monitoring techniques. She is also devoted to trainee medical education.
- Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2012) CA
- Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2011) CA
- Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (2010) CA
- Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (2007) CA
- Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy (2016)
- Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (2006) CA
- Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2010)
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Political Science (2001)
Honors & Awards
- American Epilepsy Society Fellows Program, American Epilepsy Society (AES) (December 2011)
- J. Kiffin Penry Fellow, American Epilepsy Society (AES) Education Program (December 2010)
- Medical Student Scholarship, Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA) (2005)
- Neurology Medical Student Clerkship Teaching Award, Stanford Department of Neurology (2007-2015)
- Nomination for "Excellence in Humanism and Medical Teaching" at Stanford Hospital, Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2009)
- Stanford Medical School HHD223 Neurology Course Teaching Award Nominee, Stanford School of Medicine (2016-2017)
- Teaching & Mentoring Grant Recipient, Stanford Teaching & Mentoring Academy (2017-2018)
- Teaching & Mentoring Grant Recipient, Stanford Teaching & Mentoring Academy (2018-2019)
- Chief Resident, Stanford Neurology Residency (2009 - 2010)
- Epilepsy Education Director, Neurology Residency Program (2018 - Present)
- Intraoperative Neuro-monitoring (IONM) Education Director, Stanford Neurology Residency (2019 - Present)
- Medical School Co-Course Director, Stanford Medical School (2015 - 2017)
- Medical School Course Director HHD223 - Neurology, Stanford University Medical School (2016 - Present)
- Neurology Teaching Assistant for Brain Block, Stanford Medical School (2011 - 2012)
An online diary for tracking epilepsy
Le, S., Shafer, P. O., Bartfeld, E., & Fisher, R. S. (2011). An online diary for tracking epilepsy. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 22(4), 705–709.
Gelastic epilepsy and hypothalamic hamartomas: neuroanatomical analysis of brain lesions in 100 patients
Parvizi, J., Le, S., Foster, B. L., Bourgeois, B., Riviello, J. J., Prenger, E., … Kerrigan, J. F. (2011). Gelastic epilepsy and hypothalamic hamartomas: neuroanatomical analysis of brain lesions in 100 patients. BRAIN, 134, 2960–2968.
Detection of inferolateral trunk syndrome by neuromonitoring during catheter angiography with provocative testing.
Le, S., Dodd, R., López, J., Nguyen, V., Cho, S. C., & Lee, L. (2013). Detection of inferolateral trunk syndrome by neuromonitoring during catheter angiography with provocative testing. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 5(2).
Tracking generalized tonic-clonic seizures with a wrist accelerometer linked to an online database
Velez, M., Fisher, R. S., Bartlett, V., & Le, S. (2016). Tracking generalized tonic-clonic seizures with a wrist accelerometer linked to an online database. SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, 39, 13–18.
A New Association Between Castleman Disease and Immune-Mediated Cerebellitis
Lee, S., & Le, S. (2015). A New Association Between Castleman Disease and Immune-Mediated Cerebellitis. JAMA NEUROLOGY, 72(6), 722–23.
Case Report: Rasmussen’s Encephalitis Treated Successfully with Rituximab
Lockman, J., Le, S., Fisher, R. S., & Laxer, K. (2013). Case Report: Rasmussen’s Encephalitis Treated Successfully with Rituximab. Cureus.com. Retrieved from http://www.cureus.com/articles/2247-case-report-rasmussens-encephalitis-treated-successfully-with-rituximab
Auricular polychondritis presenting as non-infectious, non-paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis
Ho, J., Rumma, R. T., & Le, S. (2016). Auricular polychondritis presenting as non-infectious, non-paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis. Current Neurobiology. Retrieved from http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/auricular-polychondritis-presenting-as-noninfectious-nonparaneoplasticlimbic-encephalitis-0975-9042-000114.php?aid=74761
Retrospective Waveform Analysis of Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP) to Identify Early Predictors of Impending Motor Deficits in Spinal Surgeries.
Le, S., Nguyen, V., Ekwueme, A. C., Cho, S. C., Lee, L., & López, J. (2017). Retrospective Waveform Analysis of Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP) to Identify Early Predictors of Impending Motor Deficits in Spinal Surgeries. The Neurodiagnostic Journal, 57(1), 53–68.
Persistent Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Changes in Scoliosis Surgery Correlate with Postoperative Deficits
Viet Nguyen, Shen, H., Cho, C., Le, S., Lee, L., & Lopez, J. (2016). Persistent Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Changes in Scoliosis Surgery Correlate with Postoperative Deficits. NEUROLOGY. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
Waveform Analysis of Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials (TcMEPs) To Predict Impending Motor Deficits in Spinal Surgeries
Le, S., Ekwueme, A., Cho, S., Lee, L., Viet Nguyen, & Lopez, J. (2013). Waveform Analysis of Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials (TcMEPs) To Predict Impending Motor Deficits in Spinal Surgeries. NEUROLOGY. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT): Seizure outcomes for refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.
Le, S., Ho, A. L., Fisher, R. S., Miller, K. J., Henderson, J. M., Grant, G. A., … Halpern, C. H. (2018). Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT): Seizure outcomes for refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B, 89, 37–41.
Optimal recording duration of ambulatory EEG (aEEG).
Kuo, J., Lee-Messer, C., & Le, S. (2018). Optimal recording duration of ambulatory EEG (aEEG). Epilepsy Research, 149, 9–12.
Seizure Risk From Intraoperative Motor Evoked Potential Stimulation
Viet Nguyen, Sandoval, B., Ahuja, B., Lee, L., Cho, S. C., Le, S., & Lopez, J. (2018). Seizure Risk From Intraoperative Motor Evoked Potential Stimulation. NEUROLOGY. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
Comparative neuropsychological effects of carbamazepine and eslicarbazepine acetate.
Meador, K. J., Seliger, J., Boyd, A., Razavi, B., Falco-Walter, J., Le, S., & Loring, D. W. (2019). Comparative neuropsychological effects of carbamazepine and eslicarbazepine acetate. Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B, 94, 151–57.
Comparative neuropsychological effects of carbamazepine and eslicarbazepine acetate
Meador, K. J., Seliger, J., Boyd, A., Razavi, B., Falco-Walter, J., Le, S., & Loring, D. W. (2019). Comparative neuropsychological effects of carbamazepine and eslicarbazepine acetate. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 94, 151–57.
Comparative Neuropsychological Effects of Carbamazepine and Eslicarbazepine Acetate
Meador, K., Seliger, J., Razavi, B., Falco-Walter, J., Le, S., & Loring, D. (2019). Comparative Neuropsychological Effects of Carbamazepine and Eslicarbazepine Acetate. NEUROLOGY, 92(15).
EMG, MEP, and SSEP in the Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring of Lumbar Surgeries
Viet Nguyen, Atikilt, N., Cho, S. C., Lee, L., Le, S., & Lopez, J. (2019). EMG, MEP, and SSEP in the Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring of Lumbar Surgeries. NEUROLOGY. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
Driving Ability Correlated with Severity of Polyneuropathy
Lopez, J., Cho, A., Nguyen, V., Lee, L., Le, S., & Cho, S. (2019). Driving Ability Correlated with Severity of Polyneuropathy. NEUROLOGY. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
Tripolar concentric EEG electrodes reduce noise.
Aghaei-Lasboo, A., Inoyama, K., Fogarty, A. S., Kuo, J., Meador, K. J., Walter, J. J., … Fisher, R. S. (2019). Tripolar concentric EEG electrodes reduce noise. Clinical Neurophysiology : Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 131(1), 193–98.
Improving Cognitive Assessment of Adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Patients
Chen, W., Liu, V., Meador, K., & Le, S. (2020). Improving Cognitive Assessment of Adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Patients. NEUROLOGY. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
Antibody Prevalence in Epilepsy before Surgery (APES) in drug-resistant focal epilepsy.
Li, Y., Tymchuk, S., Barry, J., Muppidi, S., & Le, S. (2021). Antibody Prevalence in Epilepsy before Surgery (APES) in drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Epilepsia.
Sharps Injuries Related to Subdermal Needles in the Orbicularis Oris During Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring.
Joshi, A., Aissa, Y., Le, S., Cho, S. C., Lee, L., & Lopez, J. R. (2021). Sharps Injuries Related to Subdermal Needles in the Orbicularis Oris During Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology : Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society.
Brain-Responsive Neurostimulation for the treatment of adults with epilepsy in tuberous sclerosis complex: A case series.
McDermott, D. S., Mirro, E. A., Fetrow, K., Burdette, D. E., Chen, S., Hopp, J., … Haneef, Z. (2021). Brain-Responsive Neurostimulation for the treatment of adults with epilepsy in tuberous sclerosis complex: A case series. Epilepsia Open.
Hybrid Fluoroscopic and Neurophysiological Targeting of Responsive Neurostimulation of the Rolandic Cortex.
Parker, J. J., Jamiolkowski, R. M., Grant, G. A., Le, S., & Halpern, C. H. (2021). Hybrid Fluoroscopic and Neurophysiological Targeting of Responsive Neurostimulation of the Rolandic Cortex. Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.).
Direct brainstem somatosensory evoked potentials for cavernous malformations.
Le, S., Nguyen, V., Lee, L., Cho, S. C., Malvestio, C., Jones, E., … Lopez, J. (2021). Direct brainstem somatosensory evoked potentials for cavernous malformations. Journal of Neurosurgery, 1–7.
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They were very direct and helped me with what I needed and wanted to talk about.
Dr Le instills confidence and trust. She is extremely capable at her job. I feel that she cares about my health and about me. It also means the world to me to have a woman of color as my doctor. Iâ€™m very happy to have her as my neurologist.
Dr. Le is always very familiar with my case and puts thought into her discussion. She is very conscientious and thorough, and I feel completely confident with her treatment plans. Dr. Le is an excellent listener and is on top of what's going on with regards to my health. Her notes are complete and detailed. I am extremely happy with her being my neurologist.
She is wonderful !
Dr. Le is the best!
Dr. Scheherazade Le is an excellent Physician and I'm very grateful she is my Son's Medical Provider!
I always feel very comfortable talking to Dr Le. I feel she really listens and wants to get as much information as possible. I do not worry about her ever passing judgment on me. I trust he professional opinion, recommendations and diagnosis. I love her calm demeanor and how she never interrupts me while Iâ€™m speaking.
Excellent, knowledgeable, caring doctor. Unlikely to recommend Dr Le because I don't know anyone who would need her services
She is very thorough and takes time to allow me to answer her questions. Very kind and knowledgeable!
We have no complaints. Her demeanor is supportive and approach practical.
She is a great doctor and cares about my health issues and what we can do for my situation.
Very knowledgeable w/Tuberous Sclerosis which means Everything to us! And so Compassionate
We are very happy with her services.
Beautiful and intelligent in all ways.
Appreciate Dr Le reaching out to arrange this video call.
I thought Dr. Scheherazade Le was wonderful, patient and thorough in the appt.
Very professional and provided an interesting and fresh perspective on my condition based on the totality of the evidence. Took the time to explain things in terms I could understand. I felt more educated about my condition after our visit.
Dr Le was great as always with my wife. She spent time explaining and testing. As always she is very through. Thanks for working us in.
Very good care
She is wonderful
Dr. Le is amazing! She is very knowledgeable, respectful, kind, and understanding. Itâ€™s the best experience Iâ€™ve ever had with a medical provider regarding my medical condition. Yâ€™all have a great team of professionals! I always felt supported as I experienced any complications related to Epilepsy. Yâ€™all helped me live again. Thank You! ^_^
She LISTENS and very helpful over my concerns. What a wonderful Asset she is for Stanford and her patients. Thank YOU
I find her great to work with â€” well prepared for meetings, very knowledgeable, friendly, easy to relate to! Very encouraging and supportive! I have enjoyed working with her and feel she has been a significant help in my recovery! I am grateful!
She is always kind, understanding, and knowledgable
Dr. Scheherazade Le is courteous with a patient, and seems to have relevant information on hand. She explains content of diagnosis and prescription and replies to questions. Dr. Le shows good rapport and lessons tension.
Great dr! Iâ€™d recommend her to anyone in need. Made me feel welcome, no time restraints and easy to converse with
She is the best! She makes Luke feel comfortable and she is gentle with her questions directed to him.
She was very friendly and knowledgeable about Tuberous Sclerosis. She listened to me and answered any questions.
Dr. Le is the best doctor I have ever worked with!! She is very professional and she has the magic to not only cure my illness and also make my family and myself feel great.
Dr Le is a wonderful doctor. She takes the time to really listen and has been able to help me more in the last few months than multiple doctors have in the last seven years.
I feel extremely blessed to have her as my neurologic doctor. She is thorough, easy to work with and very caring.
She was kind and knowledgeable. I felt like she truly listened to me.
Dr Le is an amazing Doctor who puts her all into making sure your taken care of. She is kind hearted and listens to your concerns. Iâ€™m very grateful to have Doctor Le as my neurologist and epileptologist. I would recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Le covered everything we needed to know to continue our sonâ€™s healthcare. She answered all our questions and gave us a lot of information regarding different choices for our son.
Thank you. I have been patient with not calling about if I could Drive! Have been feeling fine. Frustrated in waiting to drive. As there is only 1 person in the household that can drive. Thank you If anything comes up I will call or email to let you know. Laura J. Sullivan
She is a knowledgeable and compassionate Physician, she is someone we have grown to trust and rely on for her honesty and professional opinion. We greatly appreciate and respect her.
Through appointments in person, with video, or by email, she is very adept, knowledgeable, and sincere. I wish to express gratitude to you, Doctor Scheherazade Traghis Le for the tremendous help you have provided.
Dr Le has been a supportive and informative presence in my life for the last few years. I can ask her anything and she doesnâ€™t hesitate to answer. I value her input and am grateful she is part of my care â€œteamâ€ .
She was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. I felt like she listened to all of my needs and concerns. She is by far the most knowledgeable seizure specialist I have seen.
I believe Dr Le is very professional, knowledgeable, understanding and straight forward! I much appreciate her care and advice! Many thanks both to her, and to you for having her available!
Dr Le was calm and very easy to work with. I appreciate. her patience when sharing test results was little tricky for me. She asked questions clearly and answered all questions that I had. Thank you Dr Le!
She should run for president. I can already tell she would surround herself with good, intelligent people, she would identify problems, and she would apply available resources appropriately.
She is a great person and clinician
Dr. Le was informative and responsive to all my questions.
Dr Le was fabulous.
I really appreciated Dr. Le's explanations and very helpful feedback she provided. I felt she actively listened to my comments and questions. A very excellent experience with her today. She's terrific.
Dr. Le was very knowledgeable and she was extremely patient, giving a keen ear to all that I said. Dr. Davey was very good too.
I have been impressed with Dr Le since our first visit. She is very thorough and takes the time to answer questions. I appreciate that she replies to my email inquiries and concerns very promptly.
Perfect, great doctor! I always feel confident in seeking advice and getting great feedback.
She is wonderful
Dr Le was well informed about the visit
Dr. Le always takes her time to explain everything and always answers all of my questions she is a caring Doctor. She always goes above and beyond. Excellent doctor overall!
She was very helpful.
Lucky to have her as our neurologist!
The Dr. was responsive , comprehensive and cordial.
Excellent all around and great demeanor
Dr. Le listens very well and addresses all of my questions/concerns. She is very knowledgeable and communicates with other doctors involved in my care.
Dr. Le is the best!
I have confidence with Dr. Le. She gives me options for treatment which I appreciate.
Dr. Le is a treasure.
Dr. Le always does a great job answering all of my questions & concerns. Thank you!
Dr. Scheherazade was very focused on my situation and spent quality time with me. I have confidence in her.
Dr Le was so patient with our concerns. it was our first time meeting and she did not rush us. She was calm, efficient and courteous. I can't say enough good things about her!
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Le. She is very patient and a great listener. She takes the time to answer all of our questions and concerns. I have emailed her on several occasions with questions and she always responds promptly and addresses any issues. We are very happy to have her as our neurologist!
As mentioned earlier, I have complete confidence in my providers.
very positive experience. I commuted over 1/2 hours to appointment because of the level and quality of care.
You need the category "exemplary" to describe my care provider - Le. She was one of the best MD's I've ever had an appointment with. Understood my problem immediately and is working on the most appropriate treatment.
Stanford is the best! I have had other experiences in Salinas... this is the best! Thank you.
Great experience! My grandfather always raves about the experience he has at Stanford Medical Centers, but only now do I truly see. Stanford, in my mind, is truly world class.
Dr. Frolov was/is excellent in all regards.
Care at the center has been a enlightening education with my health care.
I have the most amazing Neurologist! :)
Dr. Scheherazade Le, MD was so thoroughly complete, it was transparent until I received her written suggested diagnosis.
Excellent explanation and instructions!
Lots of confidence.
Dr. Le is the best, always includes my daughter's needs @ our visits.
All of the doctors I have seen at Stanford Neuro have been excellent in terms of attention to my needs and responsiveness to my questions, both at appointments and online
Dr. Le is a very good doctor and takes care patient. Under her care, my health improved. Thanks Dr. Le.
Very responsive to my comments and concerns
Dr. Le is our companion, she listens, thinks and responds. I can always ask her questions and she has a great response. Takes beautiful care of my daughter.
Difficult of assess confidence on first visit but she seemed competent.
Dr. Le was so knowledgeable. Several doctors on Maui never found the neurological problem i had. For 3years i have been hospitalized numerous times, rushed by 911 to the ER, for seizure-like tremors and involuntary vocalizations, like growling, beyond my control. She found the problem and offered solition, and weeks later i have had zero episodes. Dr. Le is Super Woman/Doctor
After test was done, NO ONE called me about the results or a follow-up appointment. After several weeks I called, they sent my report and I had to ask for a follow up appointment.
Very thorough & professional & compassionate.
The dr is very good and knowledgeable but she needs more time to help her patients.
Amazing very caring doctors and staff.
Low on follow through with lab results & prescription.
Dr. Le was excellent!
Again questions like "why you are not working?" or "what classes you take, name them in college" has nothing to do with my health.
Didn't understand when she said it was a metabolic problem.
Doctor very impressive.
Dr. tried to view MRI's disc on 3 separate computers but service was down. Dr. said she would call me after viewing MRI's and discussing them with radiologist. I received a call in 2 days.
Time doctor spent in explaining condition in a way I could easily understand.
Very productive experience each time I visited - thanks.
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