Paul R. Carney, MD is Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Neuroscience, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated summa from John Carroll University with a B.S.
in chemistry followed by medical school at the University of Valparaiso School of Medicine.
He then completed his internship at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of
Cleveland followed by a neurology residency and epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, and
sleep fellowships at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan. He joined the faculty
at the University of Florida Gainesville Florida, later became the B.J and Eve Wilder
Professorship of Epilepsy Research at the University of Florida and was a founding Member
of the Wilder Epilepsy Center of Excellence. At the University of Florida, Dr. Carney was
director of the section of pediatric neurology and epilepsy, medical director for epilepsy, and
pediatric neurology fellowship director for over ten years. During his tenure at the University
of Florida, he spearheaded major expansion in clinical services, education and research, and
major endowments to support the academic missions. The division routinely ranked top 50
US News and World Report for pediatric neurology.
In 2016 he moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to establish the neural
engineering/neuroscience program and expand university-wide translational neuroscience
research, education, and clinical programs. Dr. Carney is a clinical scientist with a research
interest in the mechanism of epilepsy with over 350 publications in the field of
neurophysiology, neural engineering, and brain imaging. He holds 3 patents in seizure
prediction and brain monitoring. Dr. Carney has been elected to memberships in the American
Neurologic Association, Society for Pediatric Research, and American Pediatric Society, and
was an elected professional board member of the Florida and National Epilepsy Foundation of
America. He is a member of the editorial boards for Children and Pediatric Neurology and
leads the NIH Epilepsy Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Carney
was elected to the American Neurological Association and American Pediatric Society,
honors bestowed on clinical scientists in academic medicine whose accomplishments are
deemed of high importance and scientifically distinguished. Dr. Carney is a standing
board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of America, Washington D.C.
Dr. Carney has received 15 years of continuous funding support from the National Institutes
of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Defense for translational
research in epilepsy. Dr. Carney has been awarded the University of Florida Faculty
Research Prize in Clinical Sciences, the highest honor offered by the University of Florida
College of Medicine, for his major and significant contributions to medical research. He
was also recognized for his teaching excellence with the University of Florida Department of
Pediatrics Teaching Excellence Award. He has authored three of the leading textbooks in
Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy, and Sleep Medicine, and serves on three major editorial
boards – J. Pediatric Neurology, Children, Computers in Biology and Medicine, and
Journal of Pediatrics.