Paul H. Crandall founded UCLA's Department of Neurosurgery and was the 'father of UCLA's epilepsy program.' Crandall developed the ability to implant electrodes in patients' brains, find abnormal cells that caused seizures and remove the offending cells.Dr. Paul H. Crandall, a UCLA neurosurgeon who pioneered now widely used techniques for diagnosing the source of epileptic seizures in the brain and removing the offending cells, died March 15 from complications of pneumonia at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. He was 89.
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