Nicholas S. Abend, MD

Nicholas S. Abend, MD, is a pediatric neurologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Management of non-convulsive seizures, Management of status epilepticus, Pediatric epilepsy, Video EEG monitoring
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


    Pediatrics - The University of Chicago, Chicago Children's Hospital, IL (2002-2004)


    Child Neurology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Epilepsy & Neurophysiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology with special qualification in child neurology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Director, Neurophysiology Lab

    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    EEG monitoring in critically ill children
    Status epilepticus

  • Publications


    Abend NS, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Dlugos DJ. Medical treatment of pediatric status epilepticus. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Sep;17(3):169-75. Read abstract.



    Abend NS, Dlugos DJ, Hahn CD, Hirsch LJ, Herman ST. Use of EEG monitoring and management of non-convulsive seizures in critically ill patients: a survey of neurologists. Neurocrit Care. 2010 Jun;12(3):382-9. Read abstract.

    Abend NS, Younkin D, Lewis DW. Secondary headaches in children and adolescents. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Jun;17(2):123-33. Read abstract




    Abend NS, Topjian AA, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Donnelly M, Clancy RR, Dlugos DJ. Impact of Continuous EEG Monitoring on Clinical Management in Critically Ill Children. Neurocrit Care. 2010 May 25. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract.


    Topjian A, Hutchins L, Diliberto MA, Abend N, Ichord R, Helfaer M, Berg RA, Nadkarni V. Induction and maintenance of therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest: Efficacy of a surface cooling protocol. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]. Read abstract



    Abend NS, Marsh E. Convulsive and nonconvulsive status epilepticus in children. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2009 Jul;11(4):262-72. Read abstract.