Dennis Dlugos, MD, MSCE

Dennis Dlugos, MD, MSCE

Dennis Dlugos, MD, is a pediatric neurologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Catherine D. Brown Endowed Chair in Pediatric Epilepsy.

Areas of Expertise: Epilepsy genetics, Epilepsy surgery, Pediatric epilepsy, Video-EEG monitoring
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Dennis J. Dlugos, MD, MSCE, is a professor of neurology and pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is Director of the Section of Clinical Neurophysiology and the Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship. He holds the Catherine D. Brown Endowed Chair in Pediatric Epilepsy.

Dr. Dlugos obtained his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons in 1988, and a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) from the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2002.  He completed an internship in Pediatrics at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1989, and served as an Undersea Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy from 1989 to 1993.  He then completed a residency in Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University and Alfred I. duPont Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware.  Dr. Dlugos then completed a residency in Neurology/Child Neurology and a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Dlugos is board certified in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology, Pediatrics, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Clinical Neurophysiology with special qualifications in Epilepsy Monitoring. Dr. Dlugos is a co-investigator on NIH grants involving epilepsy genetics, pharmacogenetics, and epilepsy surgery.  Dr. Dlugos is course director of Brain and Behavior, a 9-week Clinical Neuroscience course in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine curriculum.

Dr. Dlugos is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and the Child Neurology Society. Dr. Dlugos is a frequent lecturer locally and at national medical meetings on topics related to pediatric neurology, epilepsy, and electroencephalograms.  He has published papers in journals such as Neurology, Epilepsia, Archives of Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, and Journal of Child Neurology

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Internship

National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Residency

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Child Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology
Epilepsy Monitoring
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Clinical Epidemiology - University of Pennsylvania, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics

Section Head, Epilepsy

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Epilepsy genetics
Pharmacogenetics
Intensive Care EEG monitoring
Epilepsy surgery

Publications

Papers

2015

Naim MY, Gaynor JW, Chen J, Nicolson SC, Fuller S, Spray TL, Dlugos DJ, Clancy RR, Costa LV, Licht DJ, Xiao R, Meldrum H, Abend NS. Subclinical seizures identified by postoperative electroencephalographic monitoring are common after neonatal cardiac surgery.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150(1):169-178.

2014

Bearden D, Strong A, Ehnot J, DiGiovine M, Dlugos D, Goldberg EM. Targeted treatment of migrating partial seizures of infancy with quinidine. Ann Neurol. 2014;76(3):457-461.

Posters and Presentations

2017

Dlugos D. Management of Pediatric Focal Epilepsy. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2017, Washington, D.C.

Dlugos D. Empiricism in Seizure Therapy Development. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2017, Washington, D.C.

Leadership and Memberships

2017, American Epilepsy Society, Chair of Education and Professional Development Committee
2017, Epilepsy Study Consortium, Vice-Chair
2017, Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC), Steering Committee Member