About Dr. Frechette

Eric S. Frechette, M.D., Ph.D., trained at Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania and UCSD. He is a Board Certified Neurologist and is Neurology Fellowship trained in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Stanford University. He sees patients with all Neurologic conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, and is particularly skilled at treating Seizures.

​Dr. Frechette graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a baccalaureate degree in Physics and certificate in Biophysics. He was selected for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California, San Diego, where he obtained both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. His graduate research was performed at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, concerning motion perception in the visual system.

After completing an Internship in Internal Medicine at UC San Diego, he served as a Resident Physician in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn he became interested in devices to diagnose and treat seizures. Returning to California, he completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Stanford University.

Dr. Frechette enjoys teaching, lecturing, and mentoring. During his academic days, Dr. Frechette edited a handbook for medical students, mentored junior residents, and served in the Student-Run Free Clinic. He has given numerous lectures at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University on topics such as Migraine, Dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, Sleep, Glioblastoma, EEG, Autoimmune Encephalitis, and both Nonepileptic as well as Epileptic Seizures. While a senior resident at Penn, he edited a handbook for junior residents in neurology. He has written numerous clinical and scientific articles, with topics ranging from strokes, seizures, and autoimmune diseases.

When Dr. Frechette was growing up in Florida, alligators would walk through his family’s backyard. He has run two marathons and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Now he lives with his wife and two daughters in Pasadena.

Eric Frechette, M.D. Ph.D., Neurology

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