Alyssa R. Rosen, MD, is a pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She specializes in caring for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and epilepsy, particularly when the two occur together.

Dr. Rosen has a passion for witnessing neurodevelopment unfold in children, both in typical patterns, in patterns that fit with developmental differences that we understand and know how to support, and in unique variations.

It’s important to her that the families she works with know their children are getting the best possible care.

“I want them to feel their child has a cohesive, dedicated team that truly cares,” Dr. Rosen says.

Along with her work at CHOP, Dr. Rosen is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

She is involved in clinical research in autism spectrum disorders. With so much to discover about the role of genetics in brain development, Dr. Rosen is enthusiastic about the promise of harnessing these discoveries to treat neurological disorders.

“I am excited to someday be better able to provide guidance to families about treatment and prognosis based on genetics,” she says.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


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

Child Neurology - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy with focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Kessler SK, Minhas P, Woods AJ, Rosen A, Gorman C, Bikson M. Dosage considerations for transcranial direct current stimulation in children: a computational modeling study. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 27;8(9):e76112.



Rosen, AR. “How Should Vertigo be Evaluated and Treated?”. In D. Licht & N. Ryan (Eds.) Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Neurology: 49 clinical questions (Chapter 40).  SLACK Inc. (in press).

Posters and Presentations


A. R. Rosen, S. Kessler, C. Ackhar, A. Poduri, E. Sherr, for the SVIP Consortium. (2013) Seizures and Epilepsy in 16p11.2 Deletions and Duplications. Poster presented at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

Invited lectures


May, 2013 “Epilepsy and EEG Abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorders” - The Neurodevelopment Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

May, 2013 “Insights into the Autism-Epilepsy Overlap from a 16p11.2 Copy Number Variant Cohort” – Zeritsky presentation of residency research project, Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

Awards and Honors

2013, Young Investigator Award, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

2013, The Meg Olivia Barkman Teaching Award

2006, The Aesculapian Club of Harvard Medical School

2002, Martha Muenzer Memorial Award in Psychology

2001, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of The University of Michigan

2000, First Prize, Michigan Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Competition

2000, Outstanding Student of Italian Award, Italian Chamber of Commerce of Michigan

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2010-2013, American Academy of Neurology