Dec 3, 2021

David M. Labiner, MD, FAES Receives the 2021 Distinguished Service Award

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EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE:  Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, 4:00 PM CST


CHICAGO - David H. Labiner, MD, FAES was presented with the 2021 Distinguished Service Award during the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES).

Dr. Labiner is professor and chair of the Department of Neurology, professor of neurosurgery at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, and a professor of pharmacy practice and science at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy; both colleges are divisions of The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson.

He is a former president of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), as well as a former member of the boards of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, and the AES. He also served on the board of directors of the University Medical Center (Tucson) and the board of the University of Arizona Health Network.

Dr. Labiner's practice is focused on the care of individuals with epilepsy and seizure disorders. In addition to authoring or co-authoring over 100 peer-reviewed articles, he has maintained a research program funded for over 15 years by the CDC. While president of the NAEC, he led the effort to develop an accreditation system for epilepsy centers in the United States. In his roles on the aforementioned boards, he has been active in advocacy for a public health effort to support individuals with epilepsy and their families.

Established in 1993, the AES Distinguished Service award recognizes outstanding service by an individual in the field of epilepsy, including non-educational and non-scientific, with an emphasis on exemplary contributions to advancing AES' mission and service to its members.


Davis Renzelmann
Public Communications Inc.

About the American Epilepsy Society

Founded in 1936, the American Epilepsy Society (AES) is a medical and scientific society whose members are dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating and curing epilepsy. AES is an inclusive global forum where professionals from academia, private practice, not-for-profit, government and industry can learn, share and grow to eradicate epilepsy and its consequences.