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Kurt E. Hecox, MD, PhDKurt Hecox, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology

Sub Specialty:

  • Epilepsy


  • MD, PhD: University of California (San Diego, CA), 1970 - 1975
  • Internship: Childrens Medical Center (Dallas, TX), Pediatrics, 1975 - 1976
  • Residency: Parkland Memorial Hosp (Dallas, TX), Ped Neurology, 1976 - 1979
  • Fellowship: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI MD), 1994 - 1995

Brief Clinical/Research Interest Statement:

Dr. Hecox has longstanding interests in the sensory physiology of pain and audition, source localization algorithm, and clinical epilepsy. This work has generally involved the development of advanced methods or techniques for noninvasively measuring the activation of cerebral structures in humans and primates of all ages. This typically involves the adaptation of digital signal processing techniques to biological problems.



Selected Original Articles:

  1. Zupanc ML, Rubio EJ, Werner RR, Schwabe MJ, Mueller WM, Lew SM, Marcuccilli CJ, O'Connor SE, Chico MS, Eggener KA, Hecox KE. Epilepsy surgery outcomes: quality of life and seizure control. Pediatr Neurol 2010 Jan;42(1):12-20 PMID 20004857
  2. Towle VL, Hunter JD, Edgar JC, Chkhenkeli SA, Castelle MC, Frim DM, Kohrman M, Hecox KE. Frequency domain analysis of human subdural recordings. J Clin Neurophysiol 2007 Apr;24(2):205-13 PMID 17414977
  3. Hunter JD, Hanan DM, Singer BF, Shaikh S, Brubaker KA, Hecox KE, Towle VL. Locating chronically implanted subdural electrodes using surface reconstruction. Clin Neurophysiol 2005 Aug;116(8):1984-7 PMID 16000256
  4. Lai Y, van Drongelen W, Ding L, Hecox KE, Towle VL, Frim DM, He B. Estimation of in vivo human brain-to-skull conductivity ratio from simultaneous extra- and intra-cranial electrical potential recordings. Clin Neurophysiol 2005 Feb;116(2):456-65 PMID 15661122
  5. van Drongelen W, Nayak S, Frim DM, Kohrman MH, Towle VL, Lee HC, McGee AB, Chico MS, Hecox KE.  Seizure anticipation in pediatric epilepsy: use of Kolmogorov entropy. Pediatr Neurol 2003 Sep;29(3):207-13 PMID 14629902
  6. Zhang X, van Drongelen W, Hecox KE, Towle VL, Frim DM, McGee AB, He B. High-resolution EEG: cortical potential imaging of interictal spikes. Clin Neurophysiol 2003 Oct;114(10):1963-73 PMID 14499758
  7. Fowler CG, Kile JE, Hecox KE. Electrical status epilepticus in slow wave sleep: prospective case study of a cortical hearing impairment. J Am Acad Audiol 2001 Apr;12(4):174-82 PMID 11332517
  8. Sheth RD, Lotz BP, Hecox KE, Waclawik AJ. Infantile botulism: pitfalls in electrodiagnosis. J Child Neurol 1999 Mar;14(3):156-8 PMID 10190265
  9. Laughlin NK, Hartup BK, Lasky RE, Meier MM, Hecox KE. The development of auditory event related potentials in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). Dev Psychobiol 1999 Jan;34(1):37-56 PMID 9919432
  10. Deltenre P, Mansbach AL, Bozet C, Clercx A, Hecox KE. Auditory neuropathy: a report on three cases with early onsets and major neonatal illnesses. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 1997 Jan;104(1):17-22 PMID 9076249
  11. Deltenre P, Mansbach AL, Bozet C, Clercx A, Hecox KE. Temporal distortion products (kernel slices) evoked by maximum-length-sequences in auditory neuropathy: evidence for a cochlear pre-synaptic origin. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 1997 Jan;104(1):10-6 PMID 9076248
  12. Lasky RE, Maier MM, Snodgrass EB, Hecox KE, Laughlin NK. The effects of lead on otoacoustic emissions and auditory evoked potentials in monkeys. Neurotoxicol Teratol 1995 Nov-Dec;17(6):633-44 PMID 8747745
  13. Lasky RE, Snodgrass EB, Laughlin NK, Hecox KE. Distortion product otoacoustic emissions in Macaca mulatta and humans. Hear Res 1995 Sep;89(1-2):35-51 PMID 8600131
  14. Lasky RE, Maier MM, Snodgrass EB, Laughlin NK, Hecox KE. Auditory evoked brainstem and middle latency responses in Macaca mulatta and humans. Hear Res 1995 Sep;89(1-2):212-25 PMID 8600129
  15. Chen J, Van Veen BD, Hecox KE. A spatial feature extraction and regularization model for the head-related transfer function. J Acoust Soc Am 1995 Jan;97(1):439-52 PMID 7860825
  16. Lasky RE, Shi Y, Hecox KE. Temporal masking of human auditory evoked brain stem responses using two simultaneously presented maximum length sequences. Ear Hear 1993 Jun;14(3):183-9 PMID 8344475
  17. Lasky RE, Shi Y, Hecox KE. Binaural maximum length sequence auditory-evoked brain-stem responses in human adults. J Acoust Soc Am 1993 Apr;93(4 Pt 1):2077-87 PMID 8473620
  18. Chen J, Van Veen BD, Hecox KE. External ear transfer function modeling: a beamforming approach. J Acoust Soc Am 1992 Oct;92(4 Pt 1):1933-44 PMID 1401538
  19. Chertoff ME, Hecox KE, Goldstein R. Auditory distortion products measured with averaged auditory evoked potentials. J Speech Hear Res 1992 Feb;35(1):157-66 PMID 1735965
  20. Sammeth CA, Burkard RF, Hecox KE. Effects of relative starting phase and frequency separation of two-tone stimuli on the brain-stem auditory-evoked response. J Acoust Soc Am 1991 Sep;90(3):1405-9 PMID 1939905
  21. Shi Y, Hecox KE. Nonlinear system identification by m-pulse sequences: application to brainstem auditory evoked responses. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1991 Sep;38(9):834-45 PMID 1743731
  22. Rickman MD, Chertoff ME, Hecox KE. J Electrophysiological evidence of nonlinear distortion products to two-tone stimuli. Acoust Soc Am 1991 Jun;89(6):2818-26 PMID 1918625
  23. Shotland LI, Hecox KE. The effect of probe tube reference placement on sound pressure level variability. Ear Hear 1990 Aug;11(4):306-9 PMID 2210106
  24. Burkard R, Shi Y, Hecox KE. Brain-stem auditory-evoked responses elicited by maximum length sequences: effect of simultaneous masking noise. J Acoust Soc Am 1990 Apr;87(4):1665-72 PMID 2341670
  25. Burkard R, Shi Y, Hecox KE. A comparison of maximum length and Legendre sequences for the derivation of brain-stem auditory-evoked responses at rapid rates of stimulation. J Acoust Soc Am 1990 Apr;87(4):1656-64 PMID 2341669
  26. Chertoff ME, Hecox KE. Auditory nonlinearities measured with auditory-evoked potentials. J Acoust Soc Am 1990 Mar;87(3):1248-54 PMID 2324391
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