Division of Critical Care Neurology
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Dr. Jan Claassen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received a degree in medicine and a PhD in neurophysiology studying evoked potentials after traumatic brain injury from the University of Hamburg. He underwent post-doctoral research training and clinical training in neurology, electrophysiology, and neurocritical care at Columbia University, NY.
His research characterizes physiologic changes following acute brain injury, focusing on novel treatment approaches to potentially improve patient outcomes. Dr Claassen’s group has focused on the use of innovative brain monitoring techniques including continuous EEG monitoring with a particular focus on studying recovery of consciousness.
Dr Claassen has been intimately involved with national and international guideline development for patients with acute brain injury..
He has a significant list of peer-reviewed publications.