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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

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]

2015

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