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Anto Bagić, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Chief, Epilepsy Division
Director, University of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (UPCEC)
Director, UPMC MEG Epilepsy Program
Chief Scientific Advisor, MEG Research
Director, Presbyterian University Hospital (PUH) Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

Specialized Areas of Interest
Magnetoencephalography (MEG); the role of high frequency oscillations (HFO) in epilepsy and cognitive processes.

Biography
Anto Bagić, MD, PhD joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurology in July 2005 after completing a neurology residency at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) and clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, sleep, MEG and clinical research fellowships at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and sleep disorders.

In addition to his Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic and Vagal Nerve Stimulator Clinic, Dr. Bagić has attending responsibilities in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit that he has directed since October 2006. Since being appointed as the Chief of Epilepsy Division in 2008, Dr. Bagić continues to expand UPMC adult epilepsy program that now includes 5 comprehensively trained epileptologists and expanded to a modern six-bed epilepsy monitoring unit located in Presbyterian University Hospital.

His initial major responsibility was to develop and direct the new imaging facility centered on clinical and research applications of magnetoencephalography (MEG). MEG is the most powerful functional neuroimaging technique for recording magnetic fields generated by brain activity in real time. For this purpose, Dr. Bagić established the Center for Advanced Brain Magnetic Source Imaging at UPMC Presbyterian which he also directed and where he served as a director of the MEG Program until January 2010 when this center was reorganized to as the UPMC Brain Mapping Center. This was the first non-governmental MEG system in a region that includes Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland.  

Dr. Bagić is among the most active members in the American clinical MEG community where he was one of five founders of the American Clinical MEG Society. He has served on its Board of Directors since 2006 and most recently as a chair of its Clinical Practice Guidelines committee that created and published the world’s first true MEG clinical practice guidelines focused on the approved clinical indications, epilepsy and presurgical functional brain mapping.

Dr. Bagic's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology Subspecialty Examination American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM)

Hospital Privileges
UPMC Presbyterian
Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh

Professional Organization Membership
American Medical Association
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Clinical MEG Society, Board of Directors
International Society for the Advancement of Clinical MEG
Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Editorial Service
Ad Hoc Reviewer:
American Journal Of Neuroradiology
Brain Research
Croatian Medical Journal
Epilepsy Research
Journal of Neuroimaging

Dr. Bagic

Dr. Bagic