Donald P. Younkin, MD

Donald Younkin, MD, is a pediatric neurologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Epilepsy, Headaches, Stroke
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

    Internship

    Pediatrics - Buffalo Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Buffalo Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY
    Pediatric Neurology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinical Fellowship - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Cerebrovascular Research Center Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Child Neurology
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Senior Physician

    Director, Clinical Child Neurology

    Program Director, Child Neurology Residency Program

    Medical Director, CHOP King of Prussia Subspecialty Satellite Director, Pediatric Headache Program

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2008

    Abend, N., Younkin, D.P. (2008): Medical Causes of Headache. In, Headache in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition. Eds., Winner P., Lewis D., Rothner A.D., (Hamilton, BC Decker Inc.), pp 177-203.

    2002

    Younkin, D. P., Hendell M (2002): Breath Holding Spells. In, Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences. Eds., Aminoff MJ, Daroff RB, in press.

    Younkin, D.P., Thorarensen, O. (2002): Pediatric Cerebrovascular Diseases. In, Rudolph’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st Edition. Eds. Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM, Hostetter MK, Lister G, Siegel NJ, (New York, McGraw-Hill), pp 2231-2242.

    2000

    Younkin, D.P. (2000): Neurological Complications of Systemic Disease in Children. In, Neurology in Clinical Practice, Third Edition. eds., Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Marsden CD, (Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann), pp 1035-1045.

    1999

    Dlugos, D., Younkin, D.P. (1999) Neurocutaneous Disorders. In, Current Pediatric Therapy, 16th Edition. eds., F. Burg, R. Polin, J. Ingelfinger, E.R.Ward, (Philadelphia, WB Saunders), pp 469-472.

    1998

    Younkin, D.P. (1998): Physiologic Aspects of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. In, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, Second Edition. eds., Polin RA, Fox WW, (Philadelphia, WB Saunders), pp 2137-2146

    1996

    Younkin, D.P. (1996): Neurological Complications of Systemic Disease. In, Pocket Companion to Neurology in Clinical Practice Second Edition. eds., Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Marsden CD, (Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann), pp 179-206.

    Younkin, D.P. (1996): Neurological Complications of Systemic Disease in Children. In, Neurology in Clinical Practice, Second Edition. eds., Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Marsden CD, (Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann), pp 931-939.

    1992

    DiMario F.J., Younkin, D.P. (1992): Disorders of the Respiratory System. In, Berg BO, ed, Neurologic Aspects of Pediatrics, ed. Berg BO. (Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann), pp339-360, 1992.

    Younkin, D.P. (1992): Developmental Biochemistry: Studies in vivo with nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, eds., Polin RA, Fox WW, (Philadelphia, WB Saunders), pp1531-1539.

    1990

    Delivoria-Papadopoulos M., Younkin D. P., Chance B. (1990): Cerebral metabolic studies during neonatal seizures with 31-P NMR spectroscopy. In, Neonatal Seizures. eds. C. Wasterlain & P. Vert. (New York: Raven Press), pp. 183-191.

    Papers

    2014

    Milligan Carol J, Li Melody, Gazina Elena V, Heron Sarah E, Nair Umesh, Trager Chantel, Reid Christopher A, Venkat Anu, Younkin Donald P, Dlugos Dennis J, Petrovski Slavé, Goldstein David B, Dibbens Leanne M, Scheffer Ingrid E, Berkovic Samuel F, Petrou Steven: KCNT1 gain of function in 2 epilepsy phenotypes is reversed by quinidine. Annals of neurology 75(4): 581-90, 2014.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Academic Committees

    2006 -   Evaluation Sub-Committee, Committee on Appointments and Promotions
    1996 -   Member, Neurology/Neuroscience Education Committee, Department of Neurology