Thornton B. A. Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE Thornton Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE, is a pediatric neurologist at 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; CHOP at Virtua Voorhees Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA InternshipTulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA ResidencyColumbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY FellowshipChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Board CertificationNeurology with special qualifications in Child NeurologyPediatricsSleep Medicine Titles and Academic Titles Attending PhysicianAssociate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Sleep Center Division of Pulmonary MedicineDivision of Neurology Research Interests Periodic limb movements in sleep Genetic disorders and sleep Publications Papers2018 Afolabi-Brown O, Mason TBA 2nd. Kleine-Levin Syndrome. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2018 Jan;25:9-13. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2016.12.004. Epub 2016 Dec 23. Review. 2014 Kennedy WP, Mudd PA, Maguire MA, Souders MC, McDonald-McGinn DM, Marcus CL, Zackai EH, Solot CB, Mason TB, Jackson OA, Elden LM. 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. 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. BooksChapters 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 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. 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