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Jonathan Halford MD

Jonathan J. Halford MD

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Neurology
Academic Focus
  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Sleep Medicine
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Dr. Jonathan J. Halford is a native of South Carolina and grew up in Charleston, SC. He has been programming computers since he was 12 years old and has worked as a computer technician and programmer part-time since he was 19 (at Trident Medical Center, Duke University, and MUSC). He graduated Cum Laude from Duke University with a major in Religious Studies in 1990. He worked as a student missionary in the Amazon Region of Brazil in 1990-1991. After medical school, Dr. Halford spent six years training at Duke University Medical Center where he completed a Combined Neurology-Psychiatry Residency Training Program and a Neurology Neurophysiology Fellowship. He accepted a faculty position in the Department of Neurosciences (Neurology Division) at MUSC in 2003 and has been a Staff Neurologist at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center since 2004.

Dr. Halford cares for epilepsy patients both at MUSC and at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. He is very involved in epilepsy and neurophysiology research in two areas. First, he works with epilepsy patients in research clinical trials of new epilepsy medications. Second, he develops devices for automatically detecting clinically-relevant events in electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) signals.

At MUSC, Dr. Halford is a Professor of Neurology, the Director of the Translational Research Unit for the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and the Associate Director for Technical Development for the MUSC Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. At the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, he is the Director of an Associate Consortium site of the VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence and the Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Computing at Clemson University.

Dr. Halford sees adults with epilepsy at the MUSC Rutledge Tower Clinic and at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.