Shavonne L. Massey, MD, MSCE

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Shavonne L. Massey, MD, MSCE, is a pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, specializing in the care of children with epilepsy.

Areas of Expertise: Epilepsy, Critical care EEG monitoring, Management of neonatal seizures
Locations: Main Campus; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Internship

Pediatrics - St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Child Neurology - New York University Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY (Chief Resident)
Pediatrics - St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Epilepsy
Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology

Graduate Degree

Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) - Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Clinical Instructor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Berg AT, Wusthoff C, Shellhaas RA, Loddenkemper T, Grinspan ZM, Saneto RP, Knupp KG, Patel A, Sullivan JE, Kossoff EH, Chu CJ, Massey S, Valencia I, Keator C, Wirrell EC, Coryell J, Millichap JJ, Gaillard WD. Immediate outcomes in early life epilepsy: a contemporary account. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 Aug;97:44-50. PMID 31181428.

Glass HC, Soul JS, Chu CJ, Massey SL, Wusthoff CJ, Chang T, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Abend NS, Thomas C, Lemmon M, McCulloch CE, Shellhaas RA; Neonatal Seizure Registry study group.  Epilepsia. 2019 Mar;60(3):e20-e24. PMID 30790268

Massey SL, Shou H, Clancy R, DiGiovine M, Fitzgerald MP, Fung FW, Farrar J, Abend NS. Interrater and intrarater agreement in neonatal electroencephalogram background scoring. J Clin Neurophysiol. Jan 2019;36(1):1-8. PubMed ID: 30383719

2018

Mavroudis CD, Mensah-Brown KG, Ko T, Boorady T, Massey SL, Abend NS, Nicolson SC, Morgan RW, Gaynor JW, Kilbaugh TJ, Licht DJ. Electroencephalographic Response to Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest in Neonatal Swine and Humans. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. December 2018. 106(6):1841-1846. PMID 30071237

Fitzgerald MP, Massey SL, Fung FW, Kessler SK, Abend NS. High electroencephalographic seizure exposure is associated with unfavorable outcomes in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Seizure. October 2018;61:221-226. PMID 30227341

Coryell J, Gaillard W, Shellhaas R, Grinspan Z, Wirrell E, Knupp K, Wusthoff C, Keator C, Sullivan J, Loddenkemper T, Patel A, Chu C, Massey S, Novotny Jr. E, Saneto R, Berg A. Neuroimaging of Early Life Epilepsy. Pediatrics. 2018 Sep;142(3). Epub 2018 Aug 8. PubMed PMID: 30089657.

Romasko EJ, DeChene ET, Balciuniene J, Akgumus GT, Helbig I, Tarpinian JM, Keena BA, Vogiatzi MG, Zackai EH, Izumi K, Massey SL, Tayoun ANA. PCDH19-related epilepsy in a male with Klinefelter syndrome: Additional evidence supporting PCDH19 cellular interference disease mechanism. Epilepsy Res. 2018 Jun 18;145:89-92. PMID 29933145

Abend NS, Wiebe DJ, Xiao R, Massey SL, Fitzgerald M, Fung F, Topjian AA. EEG Factors After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2018 May;35(3):251-255. PMID 29438177

Massey SL, Jensen FE, Abend NS. Electroencephalographic monitoring for seizure identification and prognosis in term neonates. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Jun;23(3):168-174. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2018.01.001. Epub 2018 Jan 17. Review.

Massey S, Banwell B. Clinical implications of status epilepticus in children. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 2018 February;2(2):81-83.

Abend NS, Wiebe DJ, Xiao R, Massey SL, Fitzgerald M, Fung F, Topjian AA. EEG Factors After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2018 May;35(3):251-255

Romasko EJ, DeChene ET, Balciuniene J, Akgumus GT, Helbig I, Tarpinian JM, Keena BA, Vogiatzi MG, Zackai EH, Izumi K, Massey SL, Tayoun ANA. PCDH19-related epilepsy in a male with Klinefelter syndrome: Additional evidence supporting PCDH19 cellular interference disease mechanism. Epilepsy Res. 2018 Jun 18;145:89-92. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2018.06.008. [Epub ahead of print]

2017

Shellhaas RA, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Soul JS, Massey SL, Chu CJ, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Abend NS, Tsuchida TN, Glass HC. Treatment Duration After Acute Symptomatic Seizures in Neonates: A Multicenter Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb;181:298-301.

Lin JJ, Banwell BL, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Ichord RN, Kilbaugh TJ, Kirsch RE, Kirschen MP, Licht DJ, Massey SL, Naim MY, Rintoul NE, Topjian AA, Abend NS. Electrographic Seizures in Children and Neonates Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar;18(3):249-257. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001067.

Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Tsuchida TN, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Chu CJ, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Massey SL, Abend NS, Soul JS; Neonatal Seizure Registry study group. Seizures in Preterm Neonates: A Multicenter Observational Cohort Study. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Jul;72:19-24. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.04.016. Epub 2017 Apr 20.

Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Tsuchida TN, Glass HC, Chu CJ, Massey SL, Soul JS, Wiwattanadittakun N, Abend NS, Cilio MR; Neonatal Seizure Registry. Profile of neonatal epilepsies: Characteristics of a prospective US cohort. Neurology. 2017 Aug 29;89(9):893-899. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004284. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

Shellhaas RA, Berg AT, Grinspan ZM, Wusthoff CJ, Millichap JJ, Loddenkemper T, Coryell J, Saneto RP, Chu CJ, Joshi SM, Sullivan JE, Knupp KG, Kossoff EH, Keator C, Wirrell EC, Mytinger JR, Valencia I, Massey S, Gaillard WD. Initial treatment for nonsyndromic early-life epilepsy: An unexpected consensus. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Oct; 75:73-79.

Abend NS, Massey SL, Fitzgerald M, Fung F, Atkin NJ, Xiao R, Topjian AA. Interrater Agreement of EEG Interpretation After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Using Standardized Critical Care EEG Terminology. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Nov;34(6):534-541. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000424.

2016

Williams RP, Banwell B, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Donnelly M, Ichord R, Kessler SK, Lavelle J, Massey SL, Hewlett J, Parker A, Topjian AA, Abend NS. Impact of an ICU EEG monitoring pathway on timeliness of therapeutic intervention and electrographic seizure termination. Epilepsia. 2016 May;57(5):786-95. doi: 10.1111/epi.13354. Epub 2016 Mar 7.

Glass HC, Chang T, Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS, Bonifacio SL, Tsuchida T, Chu CJ, Massey S, Silverstein FS, Cilio MR, Soul JS. Contemporary profile of seizures in neonates: A prospective cohort study.  J Pediatr. 2016 Jul;174:98-103.

2011

Massey SL, Wise MS, Madan N, Carvalho K, Khurana D, Legido A, Valencia I. Comparison of corrected QT interval as measured on electroencephalography versus 12-lead electrocardiography in children with a history of syncope. J Child Neurol. 2011 Nov;26(11):1401-4. doi: 10.1177/0883073811408421. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

Gurgenashvili K, Massey SL, Grant M, Piatt J Jr, Legido A, Valencia I. Intracranial localisation of ictal urinary urge epileptogenic zone to the non-dominant temporal lobe. Epileptic Disord. 2011 Dec;13(4):430-4. doi: 10.1684/epd.2011.0476.

Massey SL, Buland J, Hauber S, Piatt J Jr, Goraya J, Faerber E, Valencia I. Acute VI nerve palsy in a 4 year-old girl with Chiari I malformation and pontomedullary extension of syringomyelia: case report and review of the literature. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2011 Jul;15(4):303-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2011.04.001. Epub 2011 May 10. Review. 

Abstracts

2014

SUDEP Awareness Among Pediatric Practitioners: A Descriptive Survey of United States Physicians. The American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting 2014 (ID: 2034726). Seattle, WA.

Books

Chapters

2012

Younger, DS & Massey S. Encephalopathy, Progressive Pediatric in The 5-Minute Neurology Consult, 2nd Edition. 2012 DJ Lynn, HB Newton, AD Rae-Grant (Editors). 182-183

Posters and Presentations

2019

Massey SL, Xiao R, Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Chang T, Chu CJ, Cilio MR, Soul J, Bonifacio SL, Glass HC, Abend NS. Seizure Characteristics of neonates with severe cardiopulmonary diseases in the Neonatal Seizure Registry. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. December 2019. ***Also being presented at the Diversity Poster Session.

DiGiovine M, Abend NS, Massey SL. Video Ambulatory Electroencephalogram as an Alternative to Inpatient Long-term Video Monitoring for Pediatric Patients. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. December 2019.

Herzberg EM, Machie M, Landers J, Chu CJ, Massey SL, Wusthoff CJ, Chang T, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Abend NS, Shellhaas RA, Glass HC, Soul JS on behalf of the Neonatal Seizure Registry. Characteristics of neonatal seizures related to intracranial hemorrhage in term neonates: a study of the Neonatal Seizure Registry. Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting; October 2019; Charlotte, NC.

Massey SL, Abend NS, Gaynor JW, Licht DJ, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA, Xiao R, Naim MY. Electroencephalographic Patterns in Neonates Following Cardiac Surgery Prior To Cardiac Arrest. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. February 2019.

Thibault C, Naim MY, Abend NS, Gaynor JW, Massey SL. Acute Management of Seizures Following Cardiac Surgery in Neonates. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. February 2019.

MY Naim, NS Abend, AT Costarino, D Frank, S Fuller, JW Gaynor, MO Harris, K Heinan, DJ Licht, CE Mascio, S Massey, K Nelson, M Roeser, CJ Smith, M Wilhelm, R Xiao, CW  Mastropietro. Risk Factors for Electroencephalographic Seizures in Neonates Following Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Multicenter Study. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. February 2019.

2018

Massey S, Danzer E, Hendrick H, Rintoul N, Abend N. Trends in EEG Monitoring and Seizure Occurrence in a Cohort of Neonates with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. 31st International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology. Washington, DC. May 2018.

Massey SL, Glass HC, Chang TC, Wusthoff CJ, Chu CJ, Bonifacio SL, Cilio MR, Soul J, Shellhaas RA, Abend NS. EEG Monitoring and Seizure Characteristics of the Neonatal Seizure Registry Cohort of Neonates with Severe Cardiopulmonary Disease. Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. October 2018

Massey SL, Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Chang TC, Chu CJ, Soul J, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Glass HC, Abend NS. Seizure Management and Medication Efficacy in the Neonatal Seizure Registry Cohort of Neonates with Severe Cardiopulmonary Disease. Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. October 2018

Massey SL, Abend NS, Dlugos DJ, Gaynor JW, Licht DJ, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA, Xiao R, Naim MY. Electroencephalographic Patterns in Neonates Following Cardiac Surgery Prior To Cardiac Arrest. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Chicago, IL. November 2018

Thibault C, Naim MY, Abend NS, Gaynor JW, Massey SL. Seizure Management following Cardiac Surgery in Neonates. Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society. Miami, FL. December 2018

2017

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.

Witzman SM, Massey SL, Kessler SK, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS. Epic for standardized pediatric and neonatal ICU reporting. 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.

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

Invited Lectures

2019

Massey S. “Risk Factors of Electroencephalographic Seizures in Neonates Following Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Multicenter Study”, Research Highlights Program, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. Feb 2019.

Massey S. “Neonatal EEG Background: Can We Agree on What Lies Beneath”, Neonatal EEG Course Workshop, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. Feb 2019.

2018

Massey S. “Unintended Consequences”, Pediatric Case Conferences Special Interest Group, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Nov 2018.

Massey S. “Considerations in the Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Seizures”, Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY. Oct 2018.

2017

Massey S. “Update on Management of Neonatal Seizures”, Christiana Care Health System Pediatric Grand Rounds, Newark, DE. Nov 2017.

Massey S. “Considerations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Neonatal Seizures”, 29th World Neonatal Nursing and Maternal Healthcare Congress, Philadelphia, PA. Aug 2017.

Massey S. “Update on Treatment of Neonatal Seizures”, Neuroscience Conference, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. May 2017.

Awards and Honors

  • 2019, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society’s Annual Meeting Research Highlights Recipient
  • 2018, International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
  • 2009, Class of 1967 Scholarship, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 2005-2009, Academic Diversity Scholarship, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 2005, Sigma Xi Honor Society for Scientists and Researchers, Princeton University
  • 2004, The Lisa N. Bryant Scholarship, Princeton University
  • 2003, The Association of Black Princeton Alumni Sophomore Award, Princeton University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Reviewer

Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Journal of Pediatrics
Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology x2
Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
 

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • 2015-present, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
    • 2019-present, Neonatal Course Director, Annual Meeting
  • 2013-present, American Epilepsy Society
    • 2017-present, Co-chair, Neonatal Special Interest Group
  • 2011-present, Child Neurology Society