David Bearden, MD

David Bearden, MD, is a pediatric neurologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General Neurology, International medicine
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY

    Residency

    Pediatric Neurology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Research - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Child Neurology
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Neurologic complications of HIV
    Risk factors for cerebral palsy, HIV and stroke in Botswana

  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    David Bearden: Evaluation of Ataxia in Children. Book chapter in Licht and Florance (ed) Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Neurology. 2013.

    Papers

    2014

    Kirsten A Donald, Angelina M. Kakooza, Robinson D. Wammanda, Macpherson Mallewa, Pauline Samia, Haydar Babakir, David Bearden, Annette Majnemer, Darcy Fehlings, Michael Shevell, Harry Chugani and Jo M. Wilmshurst: Pediatric Cerebral Palsy in Africa: Where are we? Journal of Child Neurology 2014.

    David Bearden, Alanna Strong, Jessica Ehnot, Marissa DiGiovine, Dennis Dlugos, Ethan Goldberg: Targeted Treatment of Migrating Partial Seizures of Infancy with Quinidine. Annals of Neurology 2014.

    D’aco, K, Bearden D and Ficicioglu C.: Severe 5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Deficiency and 2 MTHFR Variants in an Adolescent with Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy. Pediatric Neurology 2014.

    Posters and Presentations

    2014

    Bearden D, Monokwana B, Kolson D, Bisson G. Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy in Botswana. Poster. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2014. 

    Khurana E and Bearden D. Stroke in Children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Botswana. Poster. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 2014. 

    Bearden D, Bisson G, Kolson D, Steenhoff A, Kessler S, Dlugos D. Risk Factors for Epilepsy in Children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana. Poster. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting April 2014. 2014. Notes: Selected for Dual Presentation for Integrated Neuroscience Session on Global Burden Neurological Diseases.

    2013

    Kurana E, Monokwane B, Majhani L, Bearden D. Stroke in Children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana: A review of six cases. Poster/Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting 2013. 

    D. Bearden and B. Monokwane. Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy in Children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana. Oral abstract, World Congress of Neurology. 2013. 

    Bearden D and Monokwane B. Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy in Children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana. Poster/Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting. 2013. 

    D. Bearden, D. Dlugos, K. Brizzi, E. Lowenthal, E. Tracey, S. Kessler. Epilepsy in Children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Outcomes. Oral abstract, World Congress of Neurology 2013. 

    Ferastroaru V, Bearden D, Farmakidis C. Broadening the Radiographic Spectrum of PML. Poster, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 2013.