Stacey D. Elkhatib Smidt, MD

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Stacey D. Elkhatib Smidt, MD, is an attending physician with the Division of Neurology and Sleep Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Autism spectrum disorder, Pediatric sleep disorders, 22q deletion syndrome
Locations: Main Campus

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Stacey D. Elkhatib Smidt, MD, is an attending pediatric neurologist and sleep medicine physician with the Division of Neurology and Sleep Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She specializes in helping children with sleep disorders and autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Elkhatib’s research focuses on exploring factors associated with sleep problems in autism spectrum disorder by studying individuals with autism spectrum disorder as well as their relatives.

“Our goal is to better understand sleep in autism spectrum disorder in order to provide more comprehensive care,” she says.

Dr. Elkhatib earned her medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics and child neurology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She completed a sleep medicine fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Internship

Pediatrics - UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Child Neurology- UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship

Sleep Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Child Neurology
Sleep Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2020

Stowe, R.C., Elkhatib Smidt, S.D., Mason, T.A.: Emerging Subspecialties in Neurology: Sleep medicine fellowship after child neurology. Neurology ­94: 1-4, 2020

2019

Elkhatib Smidt SD, Lu F, Rao SR, Asato M, Handen BL. Primary caregiver education level and sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder. J Sleep Res. 2019;e12932.

2014

Keene, K.L., Chen, W.M., Chen, F., Williams, S.R., Elkhatib, S.D., Hsu, F.C., Mychaleckyj, J.C., Doheny, K.F., Pugh, E.W., Ling, H., Laurie, C.C., Gogartan, S.M., Madden, E.B., Worrall, B.B., Sale, M.M.: Genetic Associations with Plasma B12, B6, and Folate Levels in an Ischemic Stroke Population from the Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention (VISP) Trial. Frontiers in Public Health 2:1-8, 2014

2011

Sutliff, R.L., Walp, E.R., El-Ali, A., Elkhatib, S., Lomashvili, K.A., O’Neil, W.C.: Effect of medial calcification on vascular function in uremia. American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology 301: F78-83, 2011.

Abstracts

2019

Elkhatib Smidt, S. D. and Afolabi-Brown, O.: Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome and PHOX2B Testing. Sleep 42: A422-A423 Supplement, 2019

2017

Elkhatib, S., Lu, F., Rao, S., Asato, M., Handen, B.: Socioeconomic Status and Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Annals of Neurology 82: S268 Supplement, 2017.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Elkhatib Smidt, S.D. and Afolabi-Brown, O.: Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome and PHOX2B Testing. Associated Professional Sleep Societies annual SLEEP meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2019.

2017

Elkhatib, S., Lu, F., Rao, S., Asato, M., Handen, B.: Primary Caregiver Education Level and Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Child Neurology Society Meeting, Kansas City, MO, 2017.

Invited Lectures

2019

Elkhatib Smidt, SD. “Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome and PHOX2B Testing” –Associated Professional Sleep Societies annual SLEEP meeting, San Antonio, Texas. June 2019.

Awards and Honors

2012, Alpha Omega Alpha
2008, Phi Beta Kappa

Leadership and Memberships

American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Medical Association
Child Neurology Society