Mark P. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD

Mark P. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD

Mark P. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, is an attending physician in the Division of Neurology and Associate Medical Director of the Neurophysiology Lab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Neonatal and early life epilepsies, Genetic epilepsy
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Residency

Child Neurology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Child Neurology
Neurology

Graduate Degree

PhD in Neuroscience - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Associate Medical Director, Neurophysiology Lab

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

Fitzgerald MP, Kessler SK, and Abend NS. Early discontinuation of anti-seizure medications in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Epilepsia. 2017 Jun;58(6):1047-1053. doi: 10.1111/epi.13745. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

Fitzgerald MP and Ryan N. An updated, evidence-based clinician’s guide to the evaluation and treatment of West syndrome. Curr Pediatr Rep. DOI: 10.1007/s40124-017-0123-x.

2015

Sharma S, Lerman M, Fitzgerald MP, and Ruebner R. Acute psychosis presenting in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: Questions & Answers. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016 Feb;31(2):227-31. doi: 10.1007/s00467-015-3052-3. Epub 2015 Jan 30.

2011

Fitzgerald MP, Covio M, and Lee KS. (2011). Disturbances in the positioning, proliferation, and apoptosis of neural progenitors contribute to subcortical band heterotopia formation. Neuroscience. 2011 Mar 10;176:455-71. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.12.003. Epub 2010 Dec 9.

Abstracts

2016

Fitzgerald MP, Kessler SK, and Abend NS. (2016). Early discontinuation of anti-seizure medications in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. American Epilepsy Society. Houston, TX.

Barcikowski J, Fitzgerald MP, Jaffe A, and Mowery D. (2016). Unexpected Transverse Myelitis after Dinutuximab Therapy for Relapsed Neuroblastoma: A Case Report. AAPM&R Annual Assembly. New Orleans, LA.

Fitzgerald MP, Massey SL, Kessler SK, Flibotte J, Dlugos D, Abend NS. (2016). Seizures and developmental outcomes in neonates with HIE. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. Orlando, FL.

Fitzgerald MP, Massey SL, Kessler SK, Flibotte J, Dlugos D, Abend NS. (2016). Seizure recurrence risk in neonates treated with hypothermia for HIE. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. Orlando, FL.

Books

2009

Trotter SA, Fitzgerald MP, Lee KS. The tish rat: an animal model of cortical malformation in the study of epilepsy.  In: Schwartzkroin PA, editor. Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research. Oxford: Elsevier; 2009.

Calisaneller T, Lin C-L, Ukita N, Yoshimura R, Wang Y, Fitzgerald MP, and Lee KS. A blood injection model of subarachnoid hemorrhage in the mouse. In: Chen J, XuX, Xu ZC, Zhang J, editors. Animal Models of Acute Neurological Injuries. New Jersey: Humana Press; 2009.

Posters and Presentations

2017

Fitzgerald MP. Early Discontinuation of Anti-seizure Medications in Neonates with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy. Presented at: Neonatal SIG, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting; 2017 Dec; Houston TX.

Fitzgerald MP. KCNT1-related Epilepsy: The Quinidine Story. Presented at: American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2017, Washington, D.C.

Fitzgerald MP, Massey SL, Fung F, Kessler SK, Abend NS.  Seizures and developmental outcomes in neonates with HIE. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2017, Washington, D.C.

Fitzgerald MP, Smith DM, Moller RS, Fiannacca M, McGinnis E, Gunning B, Rubboli G, Syrbe S, Brilstra E, Picard F, Stamberger H, Weckhuysen S, Striano P, Baglietto MG, Verbeek NE, Barolomei F, Lesca G, Maurey H, Nava C, Hirsch E, Baulac S, Ceulemans B, Schoonjans AS, Helbig I, Dlugos D, and Bearden D. Response to treatment in patients with KCNT1-related epilepsy. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2017, Washington, D.C.

Massey S, Clancy R, Digiovine M, Fitzgerald MP, Fung F, Shou H, Farrar J, Abend N.  Inter-rater agreement in neonatal electroencephalogram background scoring. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2017, Washington, D.C.

Abend NS, Massey S, Fitzgerald MP, Fung F, Atkin NJ, Xiao R, Topjian AA. Interrater variability of EEG interpretation after pediatric cardiac arrest utilizing standardized critical care EEG terminology. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 2017, Washington, D.C.

2015

Fitzgerald MP. Status Epilepticus. Presented at: Clinical Neuroscience Conference, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2015 Jul; Philadelphia, PA.

Fitzgerald MP. Dravet Syndrome: The (In)complete Story. Presented at: Clinical Neuroscience Conference, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2015 Feb; Philadelphia, PA.

Awards and Honors

2009, Eric W. Lothman Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in  Neuroscience, University of Virginia

2002, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

2002, Lawrence J. Lennon Award for Outstanding Service and Achievement in Psychology, University of Scranton

2002, Excellence in Psychology Award, University of Scranton

2002, Excellence in Neuroscience Award, University of Scranton

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2015-present, ICU Neurology Advisory Committee, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

2015-present, American Epilepsy Society Member

2013-present, American Academy of Neurology Member