Education and Training
MD - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Pediatrics - Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Neuromuscular fellow - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Child Neurology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
PhD in Neuroscience - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Lynch DR, McCormick A, Schadt K, Kichula E. Pediatric Ataxia: Focus on Chronic Disorders. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Apr;25:54-64. Epub 2018 Jan 5.
Tiao J, Feng R, Berger EM, Brandsema JF, Coughlin CC, Khan N, Kichula EA, Lerman MA, Lvovich S, McMahon PJ, Rider LG, Rubin AI, Scalzi LV, Smith DM, Taxter AJ, Treat JR, Williams RP, Yum SW, Okawa J, Werth VP. Evaluation of the reliability of the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index and the Cutaneous Assessment Tool-Binary Method in juvenile dermatomyositis among paediatric dermatologists, rheumatologists and neurologists. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Oct;177(4):1086-1092.. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
Lynch DR, Kichula E. Challenges ahead for trials in Friedreich's ataxia. Lancet Neurol. 2016 Dec;15(13):1300-1301.
Kichula EA, Huntley GW. Developmental and comparative aspects of posterior medial thalamocortical innervation of the barrel cortex in mice and rats. J Comp Neurol. 2008 Jul 20;509(3):239-58.
Anderson SL, Coli R, Daly IW, Kichula EA, Rork MJ, Volpi SA, Ekstein J, Rubin BY. Familial dysautonomia is caused by mutations of the IKAP gene. Am J Hum Genet. 2001 Mar;68(3):753-8. Epub 2001 Jan 22.
Awards and Honors
2016, Best Poster, Muscular Dystrophy Association Conference
2015, Zeritsky Award for Excellence in Research
2001, Sigma Xi
2001, Phi Beta Kappa
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Academy of Neurology
Child Neurology Society
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. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments.
Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care.
The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.