Nicholas S. Abend, MD, MSCE

Nicholas S. Abend, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Neurology and medical director of Clinical Neurophysiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric epilepsy, Video EEG monitoring, Management of seizures in critically ill children and neonates, Management of status epilepticus
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

    Residency

    Pediatrics - The University of Chicago Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

    Fellowship

    Child Neurology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Epilepsy & Neurophysiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Epilepsy - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Neurology (with special qualification in child neurology) - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Graduate Degree

    Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Medical Director, Clinical Neurophysiology

    Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    EEG monitoring and seizure management in critically ill children
    EEG monitoring and seizure management in neonates
    Status epilepticus management

  • Publications

    Books

    2013

    Pediatric Neurocritical Care. Editors: Nicholas S. Abend, Mark A. Helfaer. Demos. 2013

    Chapters
    2015

    Hantus S, Abend N, Lachhwant D. Application of electroencephalography in the intensive care setting.  Wyllie’s Treatment of Epilepsy (6th edition). 492-497 2015.

    2014

    Topjian AT, Abend N. Coma and Altered Mental Status. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Volume 1: Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child. 2nd Edition. Edited by Wheeler DS, Wong HR, Shanley TP. Volume 1:  Springer Science. 433-445  2014.

    2013

    Abend NS, Donnelly M.  Normal Pediatric EEG.  Continuous EEG in Pediatric Patients. ASET.  40-63.   2013.

    Abend NS, Wusthoff CJ, Hahn CD, Tsuchida T, Riviello JJ.  EEG Patterns in the Neonatal and Pediatric Population.  Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring.  183-194.  2013.

    Abend NS, Wusthoff CJ.  Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Pediatric Population.  Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring.  83-92.  2013.

    Kessler SK, Licht DJ, Abend NS.  Approach to Acute Encephalopathy and Coma. 1-16. Pediatric Neurocritical Care.  2013.

    Ahmad S, Abend NS.  Hyperthermic drug induced disorders.  Pediatric Neurocritical Care. 349-357. 2013.

    Ahmad S, Abend NS.  Movement Disorders.  Pediatric Neurocritical Care.  373-384.  2013.

    Abend NS, Dlugos DJ.  Electroencephalography in Critically Ill Children.  139-160.  Pediatric Neurocritical Care.  2013.

    2012

    Taub KS, Abend NS.  Chapter 31:  Seizure Disorders.  In: Society of Critical Care Medicine. Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric. Mt. Prospect, IL: Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2012.

    Abend NS, Kelly A.  Epilepsy in Hyperammonemia/Hyperinsulinemia Syndrome.  Inherited Metabolic Epilepsies. 201-211  2012.

    Ryan, N, Licht D, Abend NS.  Concussion.  The Five Minute Pediatric Consult 6th Edition.  208-210.  2012.

    Abend NS.  Coma.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 5th Edition.  228-240.  2012

    Abend NS, Younkin DY.  Headache.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 5th Edition.  404-413.  2012

    Taub KS, Abend NS.  Seizures.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 5th Edition.  711-725.  2012

    2011

    Abend NS, Licht DJ.  Evaluation of Acute Headache in Children.  BMJ Point of Care Electronic Resource.  http://group.bmj.com.  2008 and updated 2011.

    2009

    Abend NS.  Coma.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 4th Edition.   249-262.  2009

    Abend NS.  Headache.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 4th Edition.  436-444.2009

    Abend NS.  Seizures.  Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 4TH Edition.  777-792.  2009

    Abend NS, Kilaru S, Helfaer MA, Licht DJ. Evaluation of the Comatose Child.  Rogers’ Handbook of Pediatric Critical Care, 4th Edition.  256-265.  2009.

    2008

    Abend NS, Younkin D.  Medical Causes of Headache.  Headache in Children and Adolescents,  2nd Edition.  177-203.  2008.

    Abend NS, Kilaru S, Helfaer MA, Licht DJ. Evaluation of the Comatose Child.  Rogers’ Textbook of Pediatric Critical Care, 4th Edition.  846-61.  2008.

    Licht D, Abend NS.  Concussion.  The Five Minute Pediatric Consult 5th Edition.  206-7.  2008

    Papers

    2015

    Herman ST, Abend NS, Bleck TP, Chapman KE, Drislane FW, Emerson RG, Gerard E, Hahn CD, Husain AM, Kaplan, PW, LaRoche SM, Nuwer MR, Quigg M, Riviello JJ, Schmitt SE, Simmons L, Tsuchida TN, Hirsch LJ. Consensus Statement on Continuous EEG in Critically Ill Adults and Children, Part I: Indications.  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 32 (2) 87-95 2015. Read the abstract.

    Herman ST, Abend NS, Bleck TP, Chapman KE, Drislane FW, Emerson RG, Gerard E, Hahn CD, Husain AM, Kaplan, PW, LaRoche SM, Nuwer MR, Quigg M, Riviello JJ, Schmitt SE, Simmons L, Tsuchida TN, Hirsch LJ. Consensus Statement on Continuous EEG in Critically Ill Adults and Children, Part II: Personnel, Technical Specifications and Clinical Practice.  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 32 (2) 96-108  2015. Read the abstract.

    Topjian AA, Fry M, Jawad AF, Herman ST, Nadkarni VM, Ichord I, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS.  Detection of electrographic seizures by critical care providers using color density array after cardiac arrest is feasible. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 16 (5) 461-7 2015. Read the abstract.

    Sánchez Fernández I, Abend NS, Agadi S, Arya R, Carpenter J, Chapman K, Choi S, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein D, Goldstein J, Goodkin HP, Hahn C, Heinzen E, Mikati M, Peariso K, Pestian J, Ream M, Riviello JJ, Tasker RC, Williams K, Loddenkemper T. Time from convulsive status epilepticus onset to anticonvulsant administration in children. Neurology. 84(23):2304-11 2015. Read the abstract.

    Abend NS, Dlugos DJ, Zhu X, Schwartz ES. Utility of CT Compatible EEG Electrodes in Critically Ill Children. Pediatric Radiology. 45(5) 714-718 2015. Read the abstract.

    Yang A, Arndt DH, Berg R, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, Nash KB, Payne ET, Fernandez I, Shults J, Topjian AA, Williams K, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS. Development and validation of a seizure prediction model in critically ill children. Seizure. 25 104-111  2015. Read the abstract.

    Abend NS, Topjian AA, Williams S.  Could EEG monitoring in critically ill children be a cost-effective neuroprotective strategy?  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2015 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract.

    Abend NS, Topjian AA, Williams S.  How much does it cost to identify a critically ill child experiencing electrographic seizures?  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 32(3)257-264 2015. Read the abstract.

    Abend NS, Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Topjian AA, Dlugos DJ.  Electrographic status epilepticus and neurobehavioral outcomes in critically ill children.  Epilepsy & Behavior. 49:238-244 2015. Read the abstract.

    Naim MY, Gaynor JW, Chen J, Nicolson SC, Fuller S, Spray TL, Dlugos DJ, Clancy RR, Vianez L, Licht DJ, Abend NS.  Subclinical seizures identified by postoperative electroencephalographic monitoring are common following neonatal cardiac surgery. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 150(1)169-180 2015. Read the abstract.

    2014

    Gavvala J, Abend N, LaRoche S, Hahn C, Herman S, Claassen J, Macken M, Schuele S, Gerard E.  Continuous EEG Monitoring: A Survey of Neurophysiologists & Neurointensivists.  Epilepsia. 55(11) 1864-1871 2014. Read the abstract.

    Kirschen MP, Topjian AA, Hammond R, Illes J, Abend NS. Neuroprognostication after pediatric cardiac arrest. Pediatric Neurology. 51(6) 663-668 2014. Read the abstract.

    Topjian AA, Stuart A, Pabalan AA, Clair A, Mucaj V, Kilbaugh TJ, Abend NS, Berg RA, Heuer GG, Storm PB, Huh JW, Friess SH. Greater fluctuations in serum sodium levels are associated with increased mortality in children with externalized ventriculostomy drains in a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 15(9) 846-855 2014. Read the abstract.

    Topjian AA, Stuart A, Pabalan AA, Clair A, Kilbaugh TJ, Abend NS, Berg RA, Heuer GG, Storm PB, Huh JW, Friess SH. Risk factors associated with infections and need for permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion in pediatric intensive care patients with externalized ventricular drains. Neurocritical Care.21(2) 294-299 2014. Read the abstract.

    Wenger TL, Gerdes J, Taub K, Swarr DT, Deardorff MA, Abend NS. Telemedicine for genetic and neurologic evaluation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Perinatology. 34 234-240 2014. Read the abstract.

    Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Sanchez SM, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Topjian AA, Abend NS.  Electrographic status epilepticus and long-term outcome in critically ill children. Neurology 82 (5) 396-404 2014. Read the abstract.

    Sánchez Fernández I, Abend NS, Agadi S, Arya R, Carpenter J, Chapman K, Choi S, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein D, Goldstein J, Goodkin HP, Hahn C, Heinzen E, Mikati M, Peariso K, Pestian J, Ream M, Riviello JJ, Tasker RC, Williams K, Loddenkemper T. Gaps and opportunities in refractory status epilepticus research in children: A multi-center approach by the Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG). Seizure 23 (2) 87-97  2014. Read the abstract.

    Sanchez Fernandez I, Abend NS, Arndt DH, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Cornett KM, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Matsumoto JH, McBain K, Nash KB, Payne E, Sanchez SM, Williams K, Loddenkemper T. Electrographic seizures after convulsive status epilepticus in children and young adults. A retrospective multicenter study. Journal of Pediatrics 164 (2) 339-346  2014. Read the abstract.

    Glass HC, Wusthoff CJ, Shellhaas RA, Tsuchida TN, Bonifacio SL, Cordeiro M, Sullivan J, Abend NS, Chang T. Risk Factors for Electrographic Seizures Among Neonates Treated with Hypothermia: A Multi-Center Study. Neurology 82 (14) 1239-1244. 2014. Read the abstract.

    Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Sanchez SM, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Topjian AA, Abend NS. Electrographic status epilepticus and long-term outcome in critically ill children. Neurology 82 (5) 396-404 2014. Read the abstract.

    2013

    Abend NS, Arndt DH, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Cornett KM, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, McBain K, Nash KB, Payne E, Sanchez SM, Sanchez Fernandez I, Shults J, Williams K, Yang A, Dlugos DJ. Electrographic Seizures in Critically Ill Children: Cohort Study of Risk Factors and Mortality. Neurology. 81 (4) 383-391 2013. Read the abstract.

    Topjian AA, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Sanchez SM, Berg RA, Friess SH, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS.  Electrographic Status Epilepticus is Associated with Mortality and Worse Short-Term Outcome in Critically Ill Children. Critical Care Medicine. 41(1)  210-218 2013. Read the abstract.

    Sanchez SM, Arndt DH, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Cornett KM, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, McBain K, Nash KB, Payne E, Sanchez Fernandez I, Shults J, Williams K, Yang A, Abend NS.  Electroencephalographic Monitoring in Critically Ill Children: Current Practice and Implications for Future Study Design. Epilepsia 54 (8) 1419-1427 2013. Read the abstract.

    Hasbani DM, Topjian AA, Friess AA, Kilbaugh TJ, Berg RA, Christian CW, Dlugos DJ, Huh J. Abend NS. Non-Convulsive Electrographic Seizures are Common in Children with Abusive Head Trauma. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 14(7) 709-15 2013. Read the abstract.

    Pensirikul A, Beslow-Kaye LA, Kessler SK, Sanchez SM, Topjian AA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS. Density Spectral Array for Seizure Identification in Critically Ill Children. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 30(4) 371-375 2013. Read the abstract.

    Abend NS, Sanchez SM, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Topjian AA. Treatment of Electrographic Seizures and Status Epilepticus in Critically Ill Children: a Single Center Experience.  Seizure. 22(6) 467-71 2013. Read the abstract.

    Tsuchida T, Wusthoff CJ, Shellhaas RA, Abend NS, Hahn C, Sullivan J, Nguyen S, Weinstein S, Scher M, Riviello JJ, Clancy RR. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Standardized EEG Terminology and Categorization for the Description of Continuous EEG Monitoring in Neonates. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 30(2) 161-173 2013. Read the abstract.

    Beslow-Kaye LA, Abend NS, Gindville MC, Bastian RA, Licht DJ, Smith SE, Hillis AE, Ichord RN, Jordan LC. Pediatric Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Acute Symptomatic Seizures and Epilepsy.  JAMA Neurology. 70(4) 448-454 2013. Read the abstract.

    Sanchez SM, Carpenter J, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine W, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Kessler SK, Loddenkemper T, Riviello JJ, Abend NS. Pediatric ICU EEG Monitoring: Current Resources and Practice in the United States and Canada. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 30(2) 156-160 2013. Read the abstract.

    Posters and Presentations

    2015

    Abend NS. Seizures and EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Children [presentation]. Neonatal Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection Conference; 2015 Oct 2; Cork, Ireland.

    Abend NS.  ICU EEG Guidelines [presentation]. Mid-Year ICU EEG Monitoring Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2015 Sep 17; Charlotte, NC.

    Abend NS. Impact of Seizures – Clinical Data [presentation]. Mid-Year ICU EEG Monitoring Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2015 Sep 26; Charlotte, NC.

    Abend NS. Electrographic Status Epilepticus: Impact on Outcome [remote presentation]. Brazilian Congress on Clinical Neurophysiology; 2015 Sep 17; Natal, Brazil.

    Abend NS.EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Patients: ACNS Consensus Statement and Rationale [remote presentation]. Brazilian Congress on Clinical Neurophysiology; 2015 Sep 18; Natal, Brazil.

    Abend NS. Neonatal Seizures: Identification, Outcome, and Management [remote presentation]. Brazilian Congress on Clinical Neurophysiology; 2015 Sep 17; Natal, Brazil.

    Abend NS. Standard and Alternative Therapies for Refractory Status Epilepticus {presentation]. Asian and Oceanic Congress of Child Neurology; 2015 May 15; Taipei, Taiwan.

    Abend NS. Current and Upcoming Therapies for Neonatal Seizures [presentation]. Asian and Oceanic Congress of Child Neurology; 2015 May 14; Taipei, Taiwan.

    Abend NS. EEG Monitoring in Moderate-Severe Pediatric TBI [presentation]. American Academy of Neurology; 2015 Apr 20; Washington DC.

    Abend NS. Electrographic Status Epilepticus in Children: Epidemiology and Outcome [presentation]. Status Epilepticus Colloquium; 2015 Apr 20; London, UK.

    Abend NS. EEG Monitoring and Seizures in Critically Ill Children [presentation]. Department of Neurosciences Grand Rounds, University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital; 2015 Feb 20; Calgary, Canada.

    Abend NS. Neonatal Seizures: Identification, Management, and Impact [presentation]. Alberta Children’s Hospital, Neurology Conference; 2015 Feb 19; Calgary, Canada.

    Abend NS. Overview of ICU EEG Monitoring in Neonates, Children, and Adults [presentation].  ICU EEG Monitoring Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2015 Feb 5; Houston, TX.

    2014

    Abend NS. Etiologic Considerations in Seizure Screening [presentation]. Annual Course, American Epilepsy Society; 2014 Dec 7; Seattle, WA.

    Abend NS. EEG Monitoring and Seizures in Critically Ill Children [presentation]. Neurology Grand Rounds, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania;2014 Sep 24; Philadelphia, PA.

    Abend NS. Impact of Electrographic Seizures in Critically Ill Patients [presentation]. ICU EEG Monitoring Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2014 Sep 21; Boston, MA.

    Abend NS. EEG Monitoring Indications – Seizures in Children [presentation]. ICU EEG Monitoring Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2014 Sep 20; Boston, MA.

    Abend NS. Neonatal Seizure Identification and Impact [presentation]. National Taiwan University Hospital; 2014 May 15; Taipei, Taiwan.

    Abend NS. EEG Monitoring and Seizures in the Critical Care Unit [presentation]. Taiwan Child Neurology Society; 2014 May 18; Taipei, Taiwan.

    Abend NS. Neonatal Seizure Identification and Impact [presentation]. Chang Gung Children’s Hospital; 2014 May 19; Taipei, Taiwan.

    Abend NS. ICU EEG Monitoring: Pathway Considerations [presentation]. Neuroscience Grand Rounds, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2014 Apr 17; Philadelphia, PA.

    Abend NS. Overview of EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Patients [presentation]. International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology; 2014 Mar 22; Berlin, Germany.

    Abend NS. Overview of ICU EEG Monitoring in Neonates, Children, and Adults [presentation]. ICU EEG Monitoring Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2014 Feb 6; Atlanta, GA.

    Abend NS. Seizure Related Neuroprotection in Critically Ill Children [presentation]. Neonatal Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection Conference; 2014 Jan 1; Clearwater, FL.

    2013

    Abend NS. EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Neonates, Children, and Adults [presentation]. Neurology Grand Rounds, Stanford University; 2013 Dec 20; Palo Alto, CA.

    Abend NS. Designing ICU EEG Studies Addressing Outcome [presentation]. PICU EEG Investigators Workshop, American Epilepsy Society; 2013 Dec 8; Washington DC.

    Abend NS. Neonatal EEG: Terminology and Prognostication [presentation]. ICU EEG Interest Group, American Epilepsy Society; 2013 Dec 6; Washington DC.

    Abend NS. Management of Refractory Status Epilepticus and the Importance of a Pathway [presentation]. Child Neurology Society; 2013 Oct 31; Austin TX.

    Abend NS. Pediatric ICU Continuous EEG Monitoring: Indications, Impact, Management and Outcome [presentation]. Chilean Society of Psychiatry and Neurology of Infants and Adolescents; 2013 Oct 25; Vina del Mar, Chile.

    Abend NS. Refractory Status Epilepticus including FIRES - Is there something to do? [presentation]. Chilean Society of Psychiatry and Neurology of Infants and Adolescents; 2013 Oct 25; Vina del Mar, Chile.

    Abend NS. Update in Neonatal Seizures: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment [presentation]. Chilean Society of Psychiatry and Neurology of Infants and Adolescents; 2013 Oct 24; Vina del Mar, Chile.

    Abend NS. Brain preservation after pediatric cardiac arrest: treatment and outcome [presentation]. Co-presenter, Neuroscience Grand Rounds; 2013 Oct 17; The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Abend NS. ICU EEG Guidelines [presentation]. ICU EEG Monitoring Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2013 Sep 29; Philadelphia, PA.

    Abend NS. Seizures and Outcome in Critically Ill Children [presentation]. ICU EEG Monitoring Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2013 Sep 28; Philadelphia, PA.

    Abend NS. EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Neonates and Children [presentation]. Yale University Pediatrics Grand Rounds; 2013 Sep 10; New Haven, CT.

    Abend NS. EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Children [presentation]. Mayo Clinic Neurology Grand Rounds; 2013 Aug 23; Rochester, MN.

    Abend NS. ICU EEG Monitoring: Bridging the Age Gap [presentation]. International Symposium on Neonatal Seizures; 2013 Apr 13; Tokyo, Japan.

    Abend NS. Neonatal EEG Monitoring: ACNS Guidelines [presentation].  International Symposium on Neonatal Seizures; 2013 Apr 12; Tokyo, Japan.

    Abend NS. EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Patients: Neonates, Children, and Adults [presentation]. Beth Israel Medical Center; 2013 Feb 22; New York City, NY.

    Abend NS. Management of Seizures in the Neonate [presentation]. Kennedy University Hospital, Neonatal Grand Rounds; 2013 Feb 18; Turnersville, NJ.

    Abend NS. Pediatric ICU EEG Monitoring: Update and Controversies [presentation].  ICU EEG Interest Group, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2013 Feb 9; Miami, FL.

    Abend NS. Overview of ICU EEG Monitoring [presentation]. ICU EEG Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2013 Feb 7; Miami, FL.

    Abend NS. Pediatric ICU EEG Cases and Discussion [presentation]. ICU EEG Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2013 Feb 7; Miami, FL.

    Abend NS. Neonatal Seizures: Impact on Outcome [presentation]. Neonatal EEG Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; 2013 Feb 6; Miami, FL.

  • Awards and Honors

    2015,  Fellow, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

    2012,  Award for Resident Teaching, University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurology

    2008,  Fellow’s Clinical Research Award, Stokes Research Institute, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2007,  Samuel Zeritsky Award for Excellence in Research, University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurology

    2007,  Meg Barkman Humanism in Medicine Award, Neurology Division, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2006,  Outstanding Junior Member Award, Child Neurology Society

    2002,  Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology, American Academy of Neurology

    2002,  Peter Huttenlocher & Douglas Buchanan Neurology Prize for Best Clinician/Researcher, University of Chicago School of Medicine

    2002,  Steven Lukes Memorial Prize for Excellence in Neurology & Internal Medicine, University of Chicago School of Medicine

    1999, Excellence in Clinical Research Award, University of Chicago School of Medicine

    1999, NIH Summer Research Award, University of Chicago School of Medicine

    1998, Summa Cum Laude, Washington University

    1998, Graduation with Honors in Biology, Washington University

    1998, Marion Spector Prize for Biology Honors Research Thesis, Washington University

    1998, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

    1997, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship

  • Editorial and Academic Positions
    Editorial Positions

    2013-present, Editorial Board Member, Epilepsia
    2012-present, Editorial Board Member, Seizure
    2010-present, Associate Faculty Member, Developmental and Pediatric Neurology Team, Faculty of 1000 Medicine.

    Institutional and Academic Committees

    2015-present, Chair, Residency Program Evaluation Committee, Division of Neurology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2015-present, Member, Safety & Quality Committee, Division of Neurology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2015-present, Member, Education Committee, Division of Neurology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2015-present, Member, Recruitment Committee, Division of Neurology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2015-present, Chair, Critical Care EEG Monitoring Research Consortium

    2015-present, Councilor At Large, Executive Committee, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

    2015-present, Chair, Webinar Task Force, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

    2013-2015, Lead Developer – ICU EEG and Seizure Pathway (Neurology, Pharmacy, PICU, NICU, CICU)

  • Leaderships

    Fellow, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
    Council Member, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
    Chair, Critical Care EEG Monitoring Research Consortium