Mary Werz, MD, PhD


Specialty: Epilepsy
Director, Division of Epilepsy, Neurology
Clinical Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office:  RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7235



BA, Biology and Psychology, Johns Hopkins University
MD, University of Michigan
PhD, Neuroscience, University of Michigan

Post Doctorate, University of Michigan, Department of Neurology
Internship, Internal Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland
Residency, Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, University of Cleveland Hospitals, MetroHealth Medical Center
Post Doctorate, Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University
Fellowship, Epilepsy and EEG, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University

Research Summary

Antiepileptic drugs and cognition, Effect of AEDs on Elderly, Status Epilepticus, Epilepsy Surgery

Selected Publications

Rashid S, Pho G, Czigler M, Werz M, Durand D.  Low frequency stimulation of ventral hippocampal commissures reduces seizures in a rat model of chronic temporal lobe epilepsy..  Epilepsia.  2012 January. 53(1):147-56.

Maciunas J, Syed T, Cohen M, Werz M, Maciunas R, Koubeissi M.  Triple pathology in epilepsy: coexistence of cavernous angiomas and cortical dysplasias with other lesions..  Epilepsy research.  2010 September. 91(1):106-10.

Werz M.  Pharmacotherapeutics of epilepsy: use of lamotrigine and expectations for lamotrigine extended release..  Therapeutics and clinical risk management.  2008 October. 4(5):1035-46.

Koubeissi M, Amina S, Pita I, Bergey G, Werz M.  Tolerability and efficacy of oral loading of levetiracetam..  Neurology.  2008 May. 70(22 Pt 2):2166-70.

Werz M, Schoenberg M, Meador K, Loring D, Ray P, Kaul-Gupta R, Ogrocki P.  Subjective preference for lamotrigine or topiramate in healthy volunteers: relationship to cognitive and behavioral functioning..  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.  2006 February. 8(1):181-91.

Zaidat O, Werz M, Landis D, Selman W.  Orthostatic limb shaking from carotid hypoperfusion..  Neurology.  1999 August. 53(3):650-1.

Werz M, Elmslie K, Jones S.  Phosphorylation enhances inactivation of N-type calcium channel current in bullfrog sympathetic neurons..  Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology.  1993 September. 424(6-May):538-45.

Elmslie K, Werz M, Overholt J, Jones S.  Intracellular ATP and GTP are both required to preserve modulation of N-type calcium channel current by norepinephrine..  Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology.  1993 June. 423(6-May):472-9.

Werz M, Grega D, MacDonald R.  Actions of mu, delta and kappa opioid agonists and antagonists on mouse primary afferent neurons in culture..  The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics.  1987 October. 243(1):258-63.

Ubogu E, Lindenberg J, Werz M.  Transverse myelitis associated with Acinetobacter baumanii intrathecal pump catheter-related infection..  Regional anesthesia and pain medicine.  28(5):470-4.

Date Last Modified: 09/23/2016 - 12:14:04