Elson So, M.D.

  1. Neurologist
  2. Pulmonologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Elson So, M.D., is a neurologist who specializes in adult epilepsy and EEG. His clinical focus includes:

  • Epilepsy that has not been responsive to medications
  • Epilepsy surgery, especially when the MRI does not show an obvious source of seizures
  • Use of imaging test results to help find the location of seizure onset
  • Anti-epileptic medication treatment strategy for optimizing seizure control and minimizing drug side effects
  • Evaluation, counseling and management of first seizure occurrence
  • Stroke-related seizures and epilepsy
  1. Epilepsy
  1. EEG
  2. Epilepsy surgery
  • EEG and epilepsy
  • Uncontrolled epilepsy: advanced medically and surgical treatments
  • Imaging in epilepsy
  • Epilepsy morbidity and mortality

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1981
    Fellow - EEG and Epilepsy, with Dr. J. Kiffin PenryBowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
  2. 1979
    Chief ResidentBowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
  3. 1979
    Resident - NeurologyBowman Gray School of Medicine
  4. 1977
    Internship - NeurologyBowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
  5. 1975
    InternshipUniversity of Santo Tomas College of Medicine and Surgery
  6. 1974
    MDUniversity of Santo Tomas College of Medicine and Surgery

Certifications

  1. 1994
    Clinical NeurophysiologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. 1989
    Sleep MedicineAmerican Board of Sleep Medicine
  3. 1982
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Visiting Professor ConfermentUniversity of the East College of Medicine
  2. 2012
    Medical Advocate of the YearDanny Did Foundation
  3. 2005
    Gilberto Gamez AwardPhilippine Neurological Society
  4. 1994
    Outstanding Physician AwardWisconsin Epilepsy Association
  5. 1974
    Silver Medal for Academic AchievementAlumni Association, University of Santo Tomas
  6. 1974
    Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Santo Tomas
  7. 1974
    Silver Medal for Academic AchievementUniversity of Santo Tomas
  8. 1970
    Cum LaudeUniversity of Santo Tomas
  9. 1970
    Medal for Academic AchievementAwarding Organization
  10. 1969
    Scholarship Chinese Students Association,University of Santo Tomas
  11. 1969
    Best Debater AwardUniversity of Santo Tomas
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Professional memberships

  1. 2016
    ChairClinical Session Planning Committee, Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy
  2. 2016 - present
    Invited Member of SUDEP Action Advisory GroupCitizens United for Research in Epilepsy
  3. 2016 - present
    FellowAmerican Epilepsy Society
  4. 2015 - 2016
    ChairNominating Committee, American Epilepsy Society
  5. 2014
    PresidentAmerican Epilepsy Society
  6. 2014
    MemberDevelopment Committee, American Epilepsy Society
  7. 2014 - present
    MemberInternational League Against Epilepsy and American Epilepsy Society Joint Task Force on Translational Research
  8. 2013
    Editorepilepsy.com, SUDEP Column Editor, Epilepsy Foundation
  9. 2012
    MemberSteering Committee, Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy
  10. 2012
    Session ModeratorPartners Against Mortality in Epilepsy
  11. 2012
    At-large memberEpilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Topic Workgroup, American Academy of Neurology
  12. 2012
    ChairConflict of Interest and Compliance Committee, Board of Directors, American Epilepsy Society
  13. 2012
    MemberEpilepsy Benchmarks Steward, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  14. 2010
    MemberSteering Committee for the CDC-NINDS Epilepsy Mortality Surveillance, National Institutes of Health
  15. 2010 - present
    StaffEpilepsy Research Benchmark Steward, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  16. 2010 - present
    MemberICU Monitoring Special Interest Group, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  17. 2009 - 2012
    DirectorClinical Epilepsy, AAN Annual Course, American Academy of Neurology
  18. 2009
    ChairPrognosis of Interictal Epileptiform Discharges, Symposium, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  19. 2008 - 2015
    MemberBoard of Directors, American Epilepsy Society
  20. 2008 - 2011
    ChairSpecial Interest Groups (SIG) Oversight Committee of the Board of Directors, Board of Directors, American Epilepsy Society
  21. 2008 - 2011
    MemberConflict of Interest Committee of the Board of Directors, American Epilepsy Society
  22. 2008 - 2010
    MemberGovernance Committee of the Board of Directors, American Epilepsy Society
  23. 2008
    Co-ChairWorkshop on SUDEP, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  24. 2008
    ChairNeurophysiology of SUDEP, Symposium, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  25. 2007 - 2010
    MemberCouncil of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  26. 2007
    Co-ChairAmerican Epilepsy Society & Epilepsy Foundation of American Joint Task Force on SUDEP
  27. 2006
    ChairMortality of Epilepsy, Plenary Session, 57th Annual Meeting
  28. 2005 - 2008
    Course DirectorVideo-EEG Monitoring in the Neurological Practice: Tools, American Academy of Neurology
  29. 2005 - 2006
    MemberScientific Program Committee, American Epilepsy Society
  30. 2004 - 2009
    MemberAnnual Course Committee, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  31. 2004 - 2006
    ChairScientific Committee, Section of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Academy of Neurology
  32. 2004 - 2005
    MemberSubcommittee on Research Terminology in Continuous EEG Monitoring, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  33. 2004
    Course DirectorVideo/EEG Monitoring Seminar, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Course
  34. 2002
    Course DirectorVideo/EEG Monitoring Seminar, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Course
  35. 2002
    ChairJ.K. Penry Epilepsy Educational Program, Wake Forest University
  36. 2002
    Chair of SessionOrganization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Conference
  37. 2002
    ChairXV Epilepsy Minifellow Symposium
  38. 2002
    ChairSpecial Interest Group on Imaging, American Epilepsy Society
  39. 2001 - 2004
    Course DirectorVideo-EEG Analysis of Paroxysmal Events, Annual Scientific Meetings, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
  40. 2001 - 2002
    MemberDiversity Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  41. 2001
    ChairJ.K. Penry Epilepsy Educational Program, Wake Forest University
  42. 2000
    Co-ChairEpilepsy Platform Presentation, 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
  43. 2000
    MemberEpilepsy and Employment Task Force, American Epilepsy Society
  44. 1999 - 2003
    MemberPractice Performance Group, Department of Neurology
  45. 1998 - 2004
    Newsletter EditorSection of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Academy of Neurology
  46. 1998 - 2000
    MemberLaboratory Accreditation Committee Board, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  47. 1998 - 2000
    MemberExecutive Committee, Clinical Neurophysiology Section, American Academy of Neurology
  48. 1998
    Chair and OrganizerAcute Treatment of Seizures Symposium, Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society
  49. 1998
    MemberCommittee on Standards of Neurological Care and Technology, World Federation of Neurology
  50. 1997 - 2001
    LiaisonAmerican Academy of Neurology Clinical Neurophysiology, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  51. 1997 - 1999
    MemberContinuous Improvement Council of Mayo Medical Center
  52. 1997 - 1999
    MemberPractice Task Force, American Epilepsy Society
  53. 1997
    MemberProject Grant Review and Site Visit Team, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health
  54. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  55. 1996 - 1997
    MemberPractice Enhancement Project, Department of Neurology
  56. 1996
    MemberSmall Business Innovation Research Review Panel, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  57. 1996 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  58. 1995 - 2001
    MemberInternational Affairs Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  59. 1995
    Acting ChairPractice Committee, Department of Neurology
  60. 1995
    Co-ChairScientific Presentation Session, Epilepsy Session, 47th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
  61. 1995 - present
    MemberPractice Committee, Department of Neurology
  62. 1994 - 1995
    ChairContinuous Improvement Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  63. 1994
    MemberProject Grant Review Panel and Site Team, Study Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  64. 1992 - 1997
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  65. 1992 - 1995
    MemberDatabase Committee, Department of Urology
  66. 1992 - 1994
    MemberPatient/Paramedical Education Committee, Department of Neurology
  67. 1992 - present
    Doctors Mayo Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  68. 1991 - 1992
    ChairClinical Drug Trials Task Force, Department of Neurology
  69. 1991 - present
    MemberEpilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
  70. 1989 - 1993
    MemberProfessional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation of America
  71. 1989 - present
    FellowAmerican Sleep Disorders Association
  72. 1988 - 1991
    Course DirectorBoard of Directors, Wisconsin Epilepsy Association
  73. 1986 - 1991
    MemberBoard of Directors, Wisconsin Mid-State Epilepsy Association
  74. 1986 - present
    FellowAmerican Electroencephalographic Society
  75. 1985 - 1992
    ExaminerPart II, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
  76. 1984
    ExaminerPart II, American Board of Registered EEG Technologists
  77. 1983
    Co-ChairEpilepsy Session, 35th Annual American Academy of Neurology Meeting
  78. 1981 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  79. 1981 - present
    MemberAmerican Epilepsy Society
  80. 1978 - 1995
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
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