Education and Training

Medical School

DO - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY


Pediatrics - UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Child Neurology - Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Clinical Neurophysiology - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Child Neurology – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




Kossoff, EH, Turner, Z, Adams, J, Bessone, SK, Avallone J, McDonald, TJW, Diaz-Arias, L, Barron, BJ, Vizthum, D, Cervenka, MC. Ketogenic diet therapy provision in the COVID-19 pandemic: Dual-center experience and recommendations. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2020; 111.


Blackmon K, Bluvstein J, MacAllister WS, Avallone J, Misajon J, Hedlund J, Goldberg R, Bojko A, Mitra N, Giridharan R, Sultan R, Keller, S, Devinsky, O. Treatment Resistant Epilepsy in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Increased Risk for Females. Autism Res. 2016; 9 (2):311-20.


Olson H, Shen Y, Avallone J, Sheidley BR, Pinsky R, Bergin AM, Berry GT, Duffy FH, Eksioglu Y, Harris DJ, Hisama FM, Ho E, Irons M, Jacobsen CM, James P, Kothare S, Khwaja O, Lipton J, Loddenkemper T, Markowitz J, Maski K, Megerian JT, Neilan E, Raffalli PC, Robbins M, Roberts A, Roe E, Rollins C, Sahin M, Sarco D, Schonwald A, Smith SE, Soul J, Stoler JM, Takeoka M, Tan WH, Torres AR, Tsai P, Urion DK, Weissman L, Wolff R, Wu BL, Miller DT, Poduri A. Copy number variation plays an important role in clinical epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2014; 75(6):943-58.


Gashi E, Avallone J, Webster T, Friedman LK. Altered excitability and distribution of NMDA receptor subunit proteins in cortical layers of rat pups following multiple perinatal seizures.Brain Res. 2007: 1145:56-65.

Friedman LK, Avallone JM, Magrys B. Maturational effects of single and multiple early-life seizures on AMPA receptors in prepubescent hippocampus. Dev Neurosci. 2007: 29(6):427-37.


Avallone J, Gashi E, Magrys B, Friedman, LK. Distinct regulation of metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR1 alpha) in the developing limbic system following multiple early-life seizures. Exp Neurol. 2006: 202(1):100-11.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Avallone J. 10th International Live Webinar on Clinical Neurophysiology: Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Use of Stereotactic EEG in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Cases. Moroccan Society of Neurophysiology/Moroccan League Against Epilepsy. 2020.

Avallone J. Epilepsy Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Epilepsy Services Foundation. 2020.

Avallone J. The Florida Society of ElectroNeuroDiagnostic Technologists Annual Meeting, Epilepsy Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2020.


Avallone J. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Brain Health Awareness Month Lunch and Learn Series, Seizures 101. 2019.

Awards and Honors

2011-2012, Boston Children’s Hospital Neurology Residency and Neurophysiology Fellowship
2011-2012, Travel scholarship to attend the VCU Medical Center Child Neurology Residents’ Seminar, “Pediatric Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental/Neurobehavioral Disorders”
2011-2012, Von L. Meyer Award during second and third year of residency
2011-2012, American Epilepsy Society Fellows Program
2009, Continuity Practice Award, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School Pediatrics Residency
2002-2007, Student Osteopathic Medical Association OMT Research Fellowship Grant
2002-2007, American Neurological Association (ANA) Medical Student Neurology Project Travel Award
2002-2007, Travel Bursary to attend the 1st East Mediterranean Epilepsy Congress in Sharm El Sheikh
2001, cum laude, University of Scranton
1998-2001, Dean’s List, University of Scranton
1998-2001, Loyola Scholar, University of Scranton
1998-2001, Honors Program, University of Scranton

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, Institute for Brain Protection Sciences
 - 2018-present, Advocacy & Culture/Engagement Council
2009-present, Child Neurology Society
2009-present, American Academy of Neurology
2009-present, American Epilepsy Society