David Lardizabal, MD

Associate Professor in Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy (American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry)


  • 2012                 Outstanding Clerkship Director             University of Missouri, Columbia
  • 2012                 Clerkship Directors Innovation Award   American Academy of Neurology
  • 2010                 Teacher of the Year, Neurology            University of Missouri, Columbia
  • 2010                 Palatucci Leadership Forum                American Academy of Neurology
  • 2009                 Neurology on the Hill Advocacy           America Academy of Neurology
  • 2008                 Telehealth Provider of the Year           Northeast Missouri Telehealth
  • 2005                 Trainee Teacher of the Year, Neuro    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
  • 2000,2004-05  Neuroscience Research Award            Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
  • 2003                  Epilepsy Research Award                     Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
  • 1996-1998       Neurology Research Award                 Phillipine Neurological Association
  • 1992                 Leadership Award                                Vicente Sotto Medical Center, PH
  • 1992                 Most Outstanding Intern                     Vicente Sotto Medical Center, PH
  • 1991                 Research Award                                   Philippine Commission on Herbal Res.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lardizabal provides Adult General Neurology Consultation. His main interest include headaches, facial pain, and epilepsy. He performs Botox injections for chronic migraine. He evaluates people who had their First Seizure (New Onset Seizure Clinic). He also has interest in elderly people with seizures (Geriatric Epilepsy).  He also manages adult patients with intractable epilepsy.

Research Interests

Education innovation, Epilepsy


  1. Lüders H, Amina S, Bailey C, Baumgartner C, Benbadis S, Bermeo A, Carreño M, Devereaux M, Diehl B, Eccher M, Edwards J, Fastenau P, Fernandez Baca-Vaca G, Godoy J, Hamer H, Hong SB, Ikeda A, Kahane P, Kaiboriboon K, Kalamangalam G, Lardizabal D, Lhatoo S, Lüders J, Mani J, Mayor C, Mesa Latorre T, Miller J, Morris HH, Noachtar S, O’Donovan C, Park J, Perez-Jimenez MA, Rona S, Rosenow F, Shahid A, Schuele S, Skidmore C, Steinhoff B, Szabó CA, Sweet J, Tandon N, Tanner A, Tsuji S. Proposal: Different types of alteration and loss of consciousness in epilepsy.  2014 Jun 3
  2. Johnstone, B., Bayan, S., Gutierrez, L., Lardizabal, D., Lanigar, Yoon, D.P., & Judd., K. Neuropsychological correlates of forgiveness. Religion, Brain, and Behavior 2014 Feb 18.
  3. Lüders HO, Amina S, Baumgartner C, Benbadis S, Bermeo-Ovalle A, Devereaux M, Diehl B, Edwards J, Baca-Vaca GF, Hamer H, Ikeda A, Kaiboriboon K, Kellinghaus C, Koubeissi M, Lardizabal D, Lhatoo S, Lüders J, Mani J, Mayor LC, Miller J, Noachtar S, Pestana E, Rosenow F, Sakamoto A, Shahid A, Steinhoff BJ, Syed T, Tanner A, Tsuji S.Modern technology calls for a modern approach to classification of epileptic seizures and the epilepsies. Epilepsia 2012 Mar; 53 (3):405-411.
  4. Sahaya, Kinshuk M.D., Dholakia, Swapan, Lardizabal, David V, Sahota, Pradeep K. Opinion survey of health providers towards psychogenic non-epileptic seizures Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Apr 24
  5. Sahaya K, Lardizabal DV. Catatonia in encephalitis and nonconvulsive seizures: A case report and review of the literature. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Feb 12.
  6. Lardizabal, DV. Intracranial hypertension and Levofloxacin: a case report. Headache. 2009 Feb; 49(2) 300-1.
  7. Lardizabal, DV.; Sabharwal, V,  Jahan, A,  Samay, J,  Snyder, C,  Popovich, MJ.; DeGeorgia, ,M. Use of propofol in refractory involuntary movementsNeurocritical care 2004 (1:3); 367-370
  8. Loddenkemper T, Wyllie E, Lardizabal D, Stanford LD, Bingaman W. Late language transfer in patients with Rasmussen encephalitis. Epilepsia. 2003 Jun; 44(6):870-1
  9. Lardizabal DV, Morris HH, Hovinga CA, Del Mar Carreno M. Tolerability and pharmacokinetics of oral loading with lamotrigine in epilepsy monitoring units. Epilepsia. 2003 Apr;44(4):536-9.
  10. Poolos NP, Das S, Clark GD, Lardizabal D, Noebels JL, Wyllie E, Dobyns WB.  Males with epilepsy, complete subcortical band heterotopia, and somatic mosaicism for DCX. Neurology. 2002 May 28;58(10):1559-62.
  11. Asian Acute Stroke Advisory Panel.  Stroke Risk Factors for Early Death in Acute Ischemic Stroke and Intracerebral Hemorrhage A Prospective Hospital-Based Study in Asia. 1999;30:2326-2330 (Collaborator) .
  12. San Jose CZ, Lardizabal DV. The clinical and biochemical studies of adult patients with sepsis syndrome and encephalopathy. Phil J Microbiol Inf Dis 1999 28(2): 46-52.
  13. Lardizabal DV, Roxas, A. Dexamethasone as adjunctive therapy in adult patients with probable tuberculous meningitis: an open randomized controlled trial., Phil J Neurol 1998.
  14. Lardizabal DV, Lim L. A.  clinico-pathologic case report on Post-varicella Guillain Barre Syndrome. Phil J Neurol 1997 (3): 4852.


  1. Lardizabal, DV. Geriatric Epilepsy, Chapter 29. The Handbook of Geriatric Neurology Oxford Wiley Blackwell April 2014.
  2. Burger R, Rolan T, Lardizabal D, Dhand U, Sarwal A, Sahota P. Neurological Disorders in Pregnancy. In Winn, Chernak, and Romero (eds), Clinical Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2nd edition online. Informa Books, London, UK 2011.
  1. Lardizabal, DV. Medical intractability in Epilepsy, Chapter 25. Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery ed. H.O. Luders. 2008.