Emily K. Shabason, MD

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Emily K. Shabason, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Autism spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, Behavioral and developmental support of children with developmental delays and disabilities, Neurofibromatosis, PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome
Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO


General Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Developmental Pediatrician

Departments and Services




Shabason EK, Brodsky C, Baran J, Isaac L, Minturn JE, Ginsberg JP, Hobbie W, Fisher M, Blum N, Hocking MC. Clinical diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in survivors of pediatric brain tumors. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 143(2):305-312 (June 2019).


Hu T, Kruszka1 P, Martinez A, Ming J, Shabason EK, Raam MS, Shaikh TH, Pineda-Alvarez E, Muenke M. Cytogenetics and Holoprosencephaly: A Chromosomal Microarray Study of 222 Individuals with Holoprosencephaly. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics 178(2):175-186 (June 2018).


Kauvar EF, Hu P, Pineda-Alvarez DE, Solomon BD, Dutra A, Pak E, Blessing B, Rosenfeld JA, Schaffer LG, Shanske AL, Roessler E, Muenke M. Minimal evidence for a direct involvement of Twisted Gastrulation Homolog 1 (TWSG1) gene in human holoprosencephaly phenotypes. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 102(4):470-480 (April 2011).

Keaton A, Solomon BD, Kauvar EF, El-Jaick KB, Gropman AL, Zafer Y, Meck JM, Bale SJ, Grange DK, Haddad BR, Gowans GC, Quintero-Rivera F, Martinez JA, Roessler E, Muenke M. Mutations in TGIF in human holoprosencephaly: Correlation between genotype and phenotype. Molecular Syndromology 1(5):211-222 (May 2011).

Gupta N, Oppenheim I, Kauvar EF, Tayebi N, Sidransky E. Type 2 Gaucher Disease: Phenotypic variation and genotypic heterogeneity. Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases 46(1):75-84 (January 2011).


Walter ND, Rice PL, Redente EF, Kauvar EF, Lemond L, Aly T, Wanebo K, Chan ED. Wound healing after trauma may predispose to lung cancer metastasis: Review of potential mechanisms. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology 44(5):591-596 (December 2010).

Kauvar EF, Muenke M. Holoprosencephaly: Recommendations for diagnosis and management. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 22:687-695 (December 2010).

Kauvar EF, Solomon BD, Curry CJ, van Essen AJ, Janssen N, Dutra A, Roessler E, Muenke M. Holoprosencephaly and agnathia spectrum: Presentation of two new patients and review of the literature. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C (Seminars in Medical Genetics) 154C:158-169 (February 2010).

Posters and Presentations


Shabason EK, Brodsky C, Minturn JE, Blum N, Schultz R, Herrington J, Hocking MC. Association between Facial Processing Abilities and Social Competence in Pediatric Survivors of Brain Tumors. Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) Annual Meeting (Cleveland, OH), platform presentation (October 15, 2017).

Shabason EK, Brodsky C, Baran J, Hobbie W, Minturn JE, Blum N, Hocking M. Increased Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors. American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Conference (Chicago, IL), poster presentation (June 4, 2017).