Thornton B. A. Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE

Thornton B. A. Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE

Thornton Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE, is a pediatric neurologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Genetic etiologies of pediatric sleep dysfunction, Neurological issues in pediatric sleep medicine
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Virtua
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Internship

Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Residency

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology
Pediatrics
Sleep Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Periodic limb movements in sleep
Genetic disorders and sleep

Publications

Papers

2013

Prashad Priya S, Marcus Carole L, Brown Lawrence W, Dlugos Dennis J, Feygin Tamara, Harding Brian N, Heuer Gregory G, Thornton B Alexander Mason: Brain Tumor Presenting as Somnambulism in an Adolescent. Pediatric Neurology 2013. 

Kennedy, W.P., Mudd, P.A., Maguire M.A., Souders, M.C., McDonald-McGinn, D.M., Marcus, C.L., Zachai E.H., Solot C.B., Mason, T.B.A., Jackson, O.A., and Elden, L.M.: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Aug;78(8):1360-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.05.031. Epub 2014 Jun 6.

Marcus, C.L., Traylor, J., Gallagher, P.R., Brooks, L.J., Huang, J., Koren, D., Katz, L., Mason, T.B.A., and Tapia, I.E.: Prevalence of periodic limb movements during sleep in normal children. Sleep. 2014 Aug 1;37(8):1349-52. doi: 10.5665/sleep.3928. 

Ong Bruce A, Caboot Jason, Jawad Abbas, McDonough Joseph, Jackson Tannoa, Arens Raanan, Marcus Carole L, Smith-Whitley Kim, Mason Thornton B A, Ohene-Frempong Kwaku, Allen Julian L: Respiratory muscle force and lung volume changes in a population of children with sickle cell disease. Br J Haematol. 2013 Oct;163(1):112-7. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12481. Epub 2013 Jul 20.

2012

DeScipio C, Conlin L, Rosenfeld J, Tepperberg J, Pasion R, Patel A, McDonald MT, Aradhya S, Ho D, Goldstein J, McGuire M, Mulchandani S, Medne L, Rupps R, Serrano AH, Thorland EC, Tsai AC, Hilhorst-Hofstee Y, Ruivenkamp CA, Van Esch H, Addor MC, Martinet D, Mason TB, Clark D, Spinner NB, Krantz ID. Subtelomeric deletion of chromosome 10p15.3: clinical findings and molecular cytogenetic characterization. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Sep;158A(9):2152-61. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.35574. Epub 2012 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 22847950; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3429713.

Rogers VE, Gallagher PR, Marcus CL, Ohene-Frempong K, Traylor JT, Mason TB. Capturing PLMS and their variability in children with sickle cell disease: does ankle activity monitoring measure up to polysomnography? Sleep Med. 2012 Sep;13(8):1013-20. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2012.06.016. Epub 2012 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 22841030.

Caboot JB, Jawad AF, McDonough JM, Bowdre CY, Arens R, Marcus CL, Mason TB, Smith-Whitley K, Ohene-Frempong K, Allen JL. Non-invasive measurements of carboxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Aug;47(8):808-15. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22504. Epub 2012 Feb 10. PubMed PMID: 22328189; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3368100.

Strauss T, Sin S, Marcus CL, Mason TB, McDonough JM, Allen JL, Caboot JB, Bowdre CY, Jawad AF, Smith-Whitley K, Ohene-Frempong K, Pack AI, Arens R. Upper airway lymphoid tissue size in children with sickle cell disease. Chest. 2012 Jul;142(1):94-100. doi: 10.1378/chest.11-2013. PubMed PMID: 22241762; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3419377.

Books

Chapters

2013

Mason, T.B.A.: Sleep Terrors. Encyclopedia of Sleep Kushida, C. (eds.). Elsevier, 2013. Notes: Alternative Media. 

2011

Mason, T.B.A. Genetics of parasomnias. Pack, A.I., ed. Sleep Medicine Clinics 6: 229- 236, 2011.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial

Reviewer, Sleep 2003-present
Reviewer, European Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2006-present

Academic and Institutional Committees:

2005 -   Fellowship Committee, Division of Sleep Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

9 South (CHOP Main Hospital) Neurology Medical Director, 9 South Patient Safety Officer, Co-chair 9 South Unit Partners Leadership Committee