Daniel Lowenstein, M.D.
UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Candlelight Gala
November 21, 2015
6:00 P.M.
The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco 

Celebrate Dr. Daniel Lowenstein!
Please join us at our 
2015 Candlelight Gala to celebrate 
Dr. Daniel H. Lowenstein , a renowned epileptologist and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). We honor Dr. Lowenstein for his extensive, integral, effective, and ground-breaking work on behalf of the epilepsy community.  His work and his vision has been essential to improving the lives of those living with epilepsy.

In a 2013 talk about his life journey,  Dr. Lowenstein  said,  "The path was obvious: I wanted to become a doctor. The mixture of science and humanism, the opportunity to serve others in such a fundamental way, the rawness, the poignancy, the intensity - all lined up to become my dream."

Dr. Lowenstein continues to fulfill his dream. He has dedicated his life to teaching and education, research, and patient care.  He has also been involved at UCSF in issues concerning cultural diversity and civil rights. As a devoted and highly-admired teacher, he has received virtually every teaching award granted by students and colleagues locally at UCSF's School of Medicine and throughout the nation. Dr. Lowenstein's clinical and research interests include: genetic factors thought to underlie many forms of epilepsy particularly idiopathic epilepsy (genetic caused) and the management and treatment of patients with status epilepticus (unusually prolonged seizures). Dr. Lowenstein is also a leader of two international efforts focused on studying the genes of epilepsy--The Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project and Epi4K Gene Discovery in Epilepsy.

 "Having the opportunity to have Dan Lowenstein not only as my division chief, but also as my mentor, colleague and friend has allowed me grow personally and professionally and for that I will be eternally grateful."
--Joseph Sullivan, MD, EFNC Board Vice Chair and UCSF Pediatric Epileptologist

The Last Lecture: Adventure, Passion, Justice, Joy & Sorrow by Dan Lowenstein, MD, UCSF
The Last Lecture
Along with other awards and honors received, Dr. Daniel Lowenstein was selected by several students to present  "The Last Lecture" in 2013.   The Last Lecture belongs to a venerable academic tradition designed to answer a single question: "If you had but one lecture to give, what would you say?"* Dr. Lowenstein shared inspirational life lessons reflecting his integrity, inner strength and spirituality. 

In addition to Dr. Lowenstein's current role as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UCSF, Dr. Lowenstein has also served as vice chair of the Department of Neurology, director of the  UCSF Epilepsy Center  at UCSF Medical Center and director of the Physician-Scientist and Education Training Programs in the UCSF School of Medicine.  Dr. Lowenstein brings the perspective of many roles at UCSF since he himself has been a neurology resident, postdoctoral fellow, epilepsy physician, principal investigator and professor of medicine.* 

Celebrating with Deep Gratitude Dr. Lowenstein
*Excerpted from Lisa Cisneros' " Driven by Science, Humanism and Service, Dan Lowenstein Joins UCSF Leadership Team"
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