Ana G. Cristancho, MD, PhD Ana G. Cristancho, MD, PhD, is a neurologist with the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA ResidencyChild Neurology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident) General Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Graduate DegreePhD in Cancer Biology - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Neurologist Departments and Services Division of Neurology Center for Fetal Diagnosis and TreatmentNeonatal Neurocritical Care Program Publications Papers2016 Tian G*, Cristancho AG*, Dubbs HA, Liu GT, Cowan NJ, Goldberg EM. A patient with lissencephaly, developmental delay, and infantile spasms, due to de novo heterozygous mutation of KIF2A. Molecular Genetics and Genomic Medicine. 2016 Nov; 4(6): 599–603. * co-first authors 2013 Cristancho AG, Lazar MA. Double SET point: G9a makes its mark in adipogenesis. EMBO Journal. 2013 Jan 9; 32(1): 4-6. 2011 Cristancho AG, Lazar MA. Forming functional fat: a growing understanding of adipocyte differentiation. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. 2011 Sep 28;12(11):722-34. Cristancho AG, Schupp M, Lefterova MI, Cao S, Cohen DM, Chen CS, Steger DJ, Lazar MA. Repressor transcription factor 7-like 1 promotes adipogenic competency in precursor cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2011 Sep 27;108(39):16271-6. 2009 Schupp M, Cristancho AG, Lefterova MI, Hanniman EA, Briggs ER, Steger DJ, Qatanani M, Curtin JC, Schug J, Ochsner SA, McKenna NJ, Lazar MA. Re-expression of GATA2 cooperates with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma depletion to revert the adipocyte phenotype. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2009 Apr 3;284(14):9458-64. Schupp M, Lefterova M, Janke J, Leitner K, Cristancho AG, Mullican SE, Szwergold N, Steger DJ, Curtin JC, Kim RJ, Suh M, Albert MR, Engeli S, Gudas LJ, and Lazar MA. Retinol Saturase Promotes Adipogenesis and Is Down-Regulated in Obesity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2009 Jan 27;106(4):1105-10. 2008 Lefterova MI, Zhang Y, Steger DJ, Schupp M, Schug J, Cristancho A, Feng D, Zhuo D, Stoeckert, Jr CJ, Liu XS, and Lazar MA. PPARgamma and C/EBP Factors Orchestrate Adipocyte Biology Via Adjacent Binding on a Genome-Wide Scale. Genes and Development. 2008 Nov 1;22(21):2941-52. Moise AR, Domínguez M, Alvarez S, Alvarez R, Schupp M, Cristancho AG, Kiser PD, de Lera AR, Lazar MA, Palczewski K. Stereospecificity of retinol saturase: absolute configuration, synthesis, and biological evaluation of dihydroretinoids. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2008 Jan 30;130(4):1154-5. Posters and Presentations2017 Cristancho, AG, Vossough A, Treat JR, Licht DJ, Streicher, JL. Characterization of Features of PHACE Syndrome on Fetal MRI and Natural History of Postnatal Management. Presented at International Symposium for Fetal Brain. August 24, 2017. 2015 Cristancho AG, Wedin T. Clinical Conundrums: When a fever gets cross-eyed. Society for Hospitalist Medicine Annual Meeting. March 31, 2015. (Winner of Pediatric Vignette Competition) Cristancho AG, Foerster DL, Shinnick JE, França Jr. M, Lynch DR. Body Habitus is Inversely Related to Neurological Disease Severity in Children with Friedreich Ataxia. International Ataxia Research Conference. March 27, 2015. Awards and Honors 2018, AAN Enhanced Resident Leadership Scholarship for Child Neurology 2017, Jessica A. Panzer “Good Catch” award for contribution to clinical care 2013, American Academy of Neurology Award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology 2011, Balduin Lucke Memorial Prize for superior research on any problem in any field of experimental medicine and biology 2009, FASEB NIH MARC Summer Research Conference Travel Award 2004, Magna Cum Laude, General Honors, Honors in Biology, University of Miami 2000-2004, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Training Program Scholar 2004, Outstanding Senior in Philosophy Award 2003, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program 2002, Phi Beta Kappa Editorial and Academic Positions Academic and Institutional Committees 2016-present, Neurocritical Care Advisory Committee Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations 2017-present, Child Neurology Society 2015-present, American Academy of Neurology Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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