Sona Narula, MD

Sona Narula, MD

Sona Narula, MD, is a pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia specializing in the care of children with multiple sclerosis and other neuro-inflammatory disorders.

Areas of Expertise: Multiple sclerosis
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Weill Cornell University, New York, NY

Internship

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

Residency

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

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

Fellowship

Multiple Sclerosis and other Neuro-inflammatory Disorders - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neurology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

Makhani N, Lebrun C, Siva A, Brassat D, Carra Dallière C, de Seze J, Du W, Durand Dubief F, Kantarci O, Langille M, Narula S, Pelletier J, Rojas JI, Shapiro ED, Stone RT, Tintoré M, Uygunoglu U, Vermersch P, Wassmer E, Okuda DT, Pelletier D. Radiologically isolated syndrome in children: Clinical and radiologic outcomes. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2017 Sep 25;4(6):e395. doi: 10.1212/NXI.0000000000000395. eCollection 2017 Nov.

Marino A, Narula S, Lerman MA. First Pediatric Patient With Neuromyelitis Optica and Sjögren Syndrome Successfully Treated With Tocilizumab. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Aug;73:e5-e6. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.05.015. Epub 2017 May 26.

Yeshokumar AK, Narula S, Banwell B. Pediatric multiple sclerosis. Curr Opin Neurol. 2017 Jun;30(3):216-221.

Datta R, Sethi V, Ly S, Waldman AT, Narual S, Dewey BE, Sati P, Reich D, Banwell F. 7T MRI Visualization of Cortical Lesions in Adolescents and Young Adults with Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis. J Neuroimaging. 2017 Aug 10. doi: 10.1111/jon.12465. [Epub ahead of print]

2016

Narula S. Pediatric multiple sclerosis: updates in epidemiology, clinical features and management. Neurodegener Dis Manag. 2016 Dec;6(6s):3-7.

Narula S, Banwell B. Pediatric Demyelination. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2016 Jun;22(3):897-915.

Gmuca S, Boos MD, Treece A, Narula S, Billinghurst L, Bhatti T, Laje P, Perman MJ, Vossough A, Harding B, Burnham J, Banwell B. Degos disease mimicking primary vasculitis of the CNS. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2016 Feb 2;3(2):e206.

Narula S. New Perspectives in Pediatric Neurology-Multiple Sclerosis. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2016 Feb;46(2):62-9. Epub 2015 Dec 5.

2015

Narula S, Banwell B. Treatment of multiple sclerosis in children and its challenges. Presse Med. 2015 Apr;44(4 Pt 2):e153-8. Epub 2015 Mar 3.

Abend NS, Bearden D, Helbig I, McGuire J, Narula S, Panzer JA, Topjian A, Dlugos DJ. Satus epilepticus and refractory status epilepticus management. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Dec;21(4):263-74. Epub 2014 Dec 12. 

Narula S, Hopkins S, Banwell B. “Treatment of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.” Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2015 Mar;17(3):336.

Narula S, Liu GT, Avery R, Banwell B, Waldman AT. “Elevated Cerebrospinal Fluid Opening Pressure in a Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Cohort.” Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Apr;52(4):446-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.01.002. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

2014

Narula S, Banwell B. “Quarterly Medical Review: Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis in Children and its Challenges.” Presse Med. 2015 Apr;44(4 Pt 2):e153-8. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2014.10.018. Epub 2015 Mar 3.

Dale RC, Brilot F, Duffy LV, Twilt M, Waldman AT, Narula S, Muscal E, Deiva K, Andersen E, Eyre MR, Eleftheriou D, Brogan PA, Kneen R, Alper G, Anlar B, Wassmer E, Heineman K, Hemingway C, Riney CJ, Kornberg A, Tardieu M, Stocco A, Banwell B, Gorman MP, Benseler SM, Lim M. Utility and safety of rituximab in pediatric autoimmune and inflammatory CNS disease. Neurology. 2014;83(2):142-150.

Narula S, Waldman AT, Banwell B. “Clinical Trials in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: Pending Landscape and Challenges.” Brain Disorders and Therapy. 2014; 3(2):117

Dale RC, Brilot F, Duffy LV, Twilt M, Waldman AT, Narula S, Muscal E, Deiva K, Anderson E, Eyre MR, Eleftherious D, Brogan PA, Kneen R, Alper G, Anlar B, Wassmer E, Heineman K, Hemingway C, Riney CJ, Kornberg A, Tardieu M, Stocco A, Banwell B, Gorman MP, Benseler SM, Lim M. “Utility and safety of rituximab in pediatric autoimmune and inflammatory CNS disease.” Neurology. 2014; 83(2):142-150.

Elias MD, Narula S, Chu A. “Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Following Meningoencephalitis: Case Report and Literature Review.” Pediatric Emergency Care. 2014; 30(4): 254-6.

Narula S. “Advances in Immunomodulatory Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis.” The Neurology Report. 2014; 17-22.

Narula S, Banwell B. “Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis.” MedLink Neurology. Originally released July 2013, revised December 2014.

2013

Narula S, Waldman A, Banwell B. “Children with MS.” MS in focus. 2013; 20-21.

Books

Chapters

2014

Hopkins S, Narula S, Hacohen Y, Banwell B (2014). “Multiple Sclerosis in Children.” International Neurology, 2nd edition. Lisak R and Truong D (eds). In press.

Narula S, Hopkins S, Hacohen H, and Banwell B (2014). “Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis.” International Neurology, 2nd edition. Lisak R and Truong D (eds). In press.

2012

Narula S (2012). “Neurology.” Deja Review Pediatrics 2nd edition. Davey, B (ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

Narula S and Szperka CL (2012). “An Approach to Pediatric Headache.” Pediatric Neurocritical Care. Abend N and Helfaer M (eds.). New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing. 

Awards and Honors

2014, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day Winner

2008, Dr. BH Kean Class of 1964 and 1965 Fellowship Award for International Travel

2008, Mitchell Spivak Memorial Prize in Pediatrics -Weill Cornell Medical College

2004, Phi Beta Kappa - Columbia University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Pediatric Emergency Care, reviewer

Neuropediatrics, reviewer

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

2014-present, International Pediatric MS Study Group

National

2012-present, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

2011-present, Child Neurology Society

2010-present, American Academy of Neurology