Dr. Andres M. Kanner is the Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. After graduating from Medical School at the National Autonomous University of Mexico he completed a residency in Psychiatry at the Long-Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York.
In addition, Dr. Kanner completed a research fellowship in Child Psychiatry, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City, a residency in Neurology at the Department of Neurology of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and completed his training with a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Kanner is triple boarded in Neurology, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurophysiology.
He has authored or coauthored over 70 research publications, over 75 invited review articles and over 73 book chapters and has edited two textbooks and co-edited four. In 2011, he was appointed as Associate Editor of Epilepsy Currents, the official journal of the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Kanner was awarded the Epilepsy Ambassador Award from the International League Against Epilepsy in August 2011 and the Award for Outstanding Medical Service from the Epilepsy Foundation of Chicago in November 2011. Dr. Kanner serves as Co-Chair of the Neuropsychobiology Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy and as Co-Chair of the Work Group on Psychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy of the American Epilepsy Society.