Rebecca N. Ichord, MD

Rebecca Ichord, MD, is a pediatric neurologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Areas of Expertise: Early diagnosis and acute treatment and outcome predictors in childhood stroke, Emergency Room Pediatric Stroke Presentation, Multicenter clinical research for pediatric stroke, Neonatal Stroke, Neuroprotection after Cardiac Arrest, Pediatric Stroke Mimics, Stroke and Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Validation of the NIH Stroke Scale in children, Vasculopathy in Pediatric Stroke
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - New York Medical College and George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

    Internship

    Pediatrics - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
    Pediatric Neurology - Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

    Fellowship

    Developmental Disabilities Fellowship - J.F. Kennedy Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Board Certification

    Child Neurology
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, Pediatric Stroke Program

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters
    2013

    Sultan SA, Beslow LA, Ichord RN: Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis. Pediatric Neurocritical Care Abend NS & Helfaer MA (eds.). New York:DemosMedical, 2013. 

    Sultan SA, Beslow LA, Ichord RN: Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis. Pediatric Neurocritical Care Abend NS & Helfaer MA (eds.). New York:DemosMedical, 2013. 

    Andrade A, Ichord R, Dlamini N, deVeber G: Pediatric Stroke. SickKids Handbook of Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis Blanchette V, Breakey VR, Revel-Vilk S (eds.). New York:Karger, Page: 179-193, 2013. 

    Papers

    2014

    Dowling MM, Noetzel MJ, Rodeghier MJ, Quinn CT, Hirtz DG, Ichord RN, Kwiatkowski JL, Roach ES, Kirkham FJ, Casella JF, DeBaun MR.: Headache and Migraine in Children with Sickle Cell Disease are Associated with Lower Hemoglobin and Higher Pain Event Rates but not Silent Cerebral Infarction. J Pediatrics 164(5): 1175-1180, 2014. 

    Arkuszewski M, Krejza J, Chen R, Ichord R, Kwiatkowski JL, Bilello M, Zimmerman R, Ohene-Frempong K, Melhem ER: Sickle cell anemia: Intracranial stenosis and silent cerebral infarcts in children with low risk of stroke. Adv Med Sci 59(1): 108-13, 2014. 

    Binenbaum G, Christian CW, Ichord RN, Ying G, Simon MA, Romero K, Pollock AN, Forbes BJ: Retinal Hemorrhage and Brain Injury Patterns on Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Injured Children. Journal of Amer Assoc Ped Ophthalmology Strabismus 2013. 

    Rhee E, Hurst R, Pukenas B, Ichord R, Cahill AM, Rossano J, Fuller S, Lin K: Mechanical embolectomy for ischemic stroke in a pediatric ventricular assist device patient. Ped Transplant 18(3): E88-92, 2014. 

    Gaballah M, Storm PB, Rabinowitz D, Ichord R, Krishnamurthy G, Keller MS, McIntosh A, Hurst R, Cahill: Intra-operative Cerebral Angiography in AVM Resection in the Pediatric Population: A single institutional experience. AM J Neurosurg:Pediatrics 13(2): 222-228, 2014. 

    Beslow LA, Ichord RN, Gindville MC, Kleinman JT, Bastian RA, Smith SE, Licht DJ, Hillis AE, Jordan LC: Hematoma Expansion is Common after Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Children. JAMA Neurology 71(2): 165-71, 2014. 

    King AA, Strouse JJ, Rodeghier MJ, Compas BE, Casella JF, McKinstry RC, Noetzel MJ, Quinn CT, Ichord R, Dowling MM, Miller JP, DeBaun MR: Parent education and biologic factors influence on cognition in sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematology 89(2): 162-7, 2014. 

    Beslow LA, Ichord RN, Gindville MC, Kleinman JT, Engelmann BA, Bastian RA, Licht DJ, Smith SE, Hillis AE, Jordan LC: The Pediatric Intracerebral Hemorrhage Score: A Simple Grading Scale for Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Children. Stroke 45(1): 66-70, 2014. 

    2013

    Quinn, C. T., McKinstry, R. C., Dowling, M. M., Ball, W. S., Kraut, M. A., Casella, J. F., Dlamini, N., Ichord, R. N., Jordan, L. C., Kirkham, F. J., Noetzel, M. J., Roach, E. S., Strouse, J. J., Kwiatkowski, J. L., Hirtz, D., DeBaun, M. R.: Acute silent cerebral ischemic events in children with sickle cell anemia. JAMA Neurol 70(1): 58-65, 2013. 

    Lin, K. Y., Kerur, B., Witmer, C. M., Beslow, L. A., Licht, D. J., Ichord, R. N., Kaufman, B. D.: Thrombotic events in critically ill children with myocarditis. Cardiol Young 9: 1-8, 2013. 

    Kranick, S. M., Campen, C. J., Kasner, S. E., Kessler, S. K., Zimmerman, R. A., Lustig, R. A., Phillips, P. C., Beslow, L. A., Ichord, R., Fisher, M. J.: Headache as a risk factor for neurovascular events in pediatric brain tumor patients. Neurology 80(16): 1452-6, 2013. 

    Bruno, C. J., Beslow, L. A., Witmer, C. M., Vossough, A., Jordan, L. C., Zelonis, S., Licht, D. J., Ichord, R. N., Smith, S. E.: Haemorrhagic stroke in term and late preterm neonates. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed in press: 2013. 

    Beslow, L. A., Abend, N. S., Gindville, M. C., Bastian, R. A., Licht, D. J., Smith, S. E., Hillis, A. E., Ichord, R. N., Jordan, L. C.: Pediatric intracerebral hemorrhage: acute symptomatic seizures and epilepsy. JAMA Neurol 70(4): 448-54, 2013. 

    Arkuszewski, M., Krejza, J., Chen, R., Ichord, R., Kwiatkowski, J. L., Bilello, M., Zimmerman, R., Ohene-Frempong, K., Melhem, E. R.: Prevalence of intracranial stenosis and silent cerebral infarcts in children with sickle cell anemia and low risk of stroke. Int J Stroke 8(7): E50-1, 2013. 

    Gaballah M, Storm PB, Rabinowitz D, Ichord R, Krishnamurthy G, Keller MS, McIntosh A, Hurst R, Cahill AM: Intra-operative Cerebral Angiography in AVM Resection in the Pediatric Population: A single institutional experience. J Neurosurg:Pediatrics in press: 2013. 

    Beslow LA, Ichord RN, Gindville MC, Kleinman JT, Bastian RA, Smith SE, Licht DJ, Hillis AE, Jordan LC: Hematoma Expansion is Common after Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Children. JAMA Neurology in press: 2013. 

    Binenbaum G, Christian CW, Ichord RN, Ying G, Simon MA, Romero K, Pollock AN, Forbes BJ: Retinal Hemorrhage and Brain Injury Patterns on Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Injured Children. Journal of Amer Assoc Ped Ophthalmology Strabismus 17(6): 603-8, 2013.