Lieven Lagae


Lieven Lagae is Full Professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium (KUL), Head of the Paediatric Neurology Department of the KUL University Hospitals, and Director of the Childhood Epilepsy Program at the KUL University Hospitals.
Lieven Lagae is the immediate past President of the European Pediatric Neurology Society and serves as an elected Board Member of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) and the Taskforce on Medical Treatment of Childhood Epilepsy of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE).
From 2004 to 2015, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. In 2017, he was the recipient of the ‘Cures within Reach patient impact Clinical Award’.


Current epilepsy research projects include:
1/ translational research in Zebrafish models of epilepsy;
2/ new anti-epileptic drugs in childhood epilepsy and especially in Dravet syndrome;
3/ brain stimulation in childhood epilepsy;
4/ preventive treatment of epilepsy in tuberous sclerosis complex
He published >200 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and is the editor of the book: Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood epilepsy (Mac Keith Press 2017). He serves in many editorial boards of epilepsy and neurology journals.

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