Edward Bromfield

1951 - 2009

From AES President, Steven C. Schachter, M.D.:

Brigham & Women's Hospital 
Boston, MA, USA

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great sorrow that I write to let you know that Ed Bromfield died recently. He had pancreatic cancer.

We all knew and loved Ed. He was a gentle giant in our field and touched us in many ways. He directed the epilepsy program at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston and was active in many aspects of AES. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the care of patients with epilepsy he received the AES J. Kiffin Penry award in 2007. He was the camp doctor for many years at the Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island's summer camp.

He was an inspiration to everyone, especially in the way he approached living with cancer. We will miss him greatly and forever remember his friendship, his smile and laugh, and his courage.

The Edward Bromfield Gift Fund has been established to further the clinical, research, and teaching missions of the Epilepsy Division at BWH. To make a donation, contact:  BWH Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02116, phone: (617) 424-4300.


To honor the legacy of Edward B. Bromfield, MD, a superb clinical neurologist, mentor, gifted teacher and research collaborator, the Brigham and Women's Division of Epilepsy has renamed their epilepsy program, which he created nearly two decades ago.

Tribute from Brigham and Women's Hospital