Sabrina Yum, MD

Sabrina Yum, MD, is an attending pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Neuromuscular disease, Pediatric electromyography
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, China


    Pediatrics - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, NY


    Pediatrics - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, NY


    Pediatric Neurology - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Neuromuscular Diseases and EMG - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Additional Training

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Center for Neural Injury, University of California, San Francisco/Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

    Board Certification

    Neurology and Child Neurology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Molecular and cellular mechanism of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
    Connexin biology
    Neurofilament biology

  • Publications




    Yum SW, Marks HG (2009): Neuromuscular disorders, In Legido A and Piatt JH (ed): Clinical Pediatric Neuroscience for Primary Care, American Academy of Pediatrics


    Yum SW, Bingham P (1999): Polyradiculoneuropathies. In Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, and Wald ER (ed): Current Pediatric Therapy, 16thed, Philadelphia, WB Saunders.

    Yum SW, Bingham P (1999): Inflammatory myopathies. In Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, and Wald ER (ed): Current Pediatric Therapy, 16thed, Philadelphia, WB Saunders.


    Faden AI, Weinstein P, Bakshi R, Yum SW, Lemke M and Graham SH (1990): Biochemical changes and secondary tissue injury after brain and spinal cord ischemia. Neurochemical Correlates of Cerebral Ischemia, Bazan N G, Braquet P, and Ginsberg M, Editor, Plenum Press, New York.



    Kamiya k, Yum SW, Kurebayashi-Kunihiro N, Muraki M, Ogawa K, Karasawa K, Gotoh R, Suginani Y, Yamanaka H, Ito-Kawashima S, Iizuka T, Sakurai T, Noda T, Minowa O, Ikeda K: Connexin26 mutations that cause hereditary deafness lead to macromolecular complex degradation of cochlear gap junction plaques. J Clinical Investigation 124(4): 1598-607, 2014. 

    Brownstein C, Beggs A, Homer N, Merriman B, et al, Yum SW, et al, Kohane I, Margulies D: An international effort towards developing standards for best practices in analysis, interpretation and reporting of clinical genome sequencing results: The CLARITY Challenge. Genome Biology 15(3): R53, 2014. 


    Hagemann IS, Pasha TL, Roberts SA, Yum SW, Zhang PJ. Aberrant connexin 43 and 26 expression in cervical dysplasia. Anal Quant Cytol Histol. 2012 Feb;34(1):28-40. PubMed PMID: 22590817.

    Posters and Presentations


    Estilow T, Glanzman A, Flickinger J, Powers KM, Medne L, Tennekoon G, Yum SW: The Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX) Improves Upper Extremity Function in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Poster presentation, MDA Scientific conference 2014. 

    Yum SW, Medne L, Estilow T, Glanzman AM, DiVito D, Carsten G. Bonnemann CG: Severe, early onset Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease with rare presentations. Poster presentation. Poster presentation, MDA Scientific conference 2014. 

    Medne L, Bonnemann CG, Scherer SS, Finkel R, Ortiz-Gonzalez X, Glanzman A, Estilow T, Moll A, Wang Y, Winder Y, Yum SW: The expanding phenotype of TRPV4 related neuropathies with notable intrafamilial variability. Poster presentation, MDA Scientific conference 2014. 

    Guo X and Yum SW: Role of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species in cell death caused by connexin 26 mutations associated with keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome. Neurology 82(10): Supplement P2.281, 2014. 

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Academic Committees:

    2009 –   QI & Safety Committee