Katherine S. Taub, MD, is a pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She specializes in the ketogenic diet, pediatric epilepsy and tuberous sclerosis.

Dr. Taub is enthusiastic about the cohesive care she and her colleagues at CHOP are able to provide to children and their families.

“We are committed to delivering the best treatment to our patients as we care for all aspects of our patients’ lives,” she says.

The future holds great promise for those with epilepsy as advances in treatment take hold, she says.

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

Dr. Taub is currently researching preventive treatments for infants with tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic condition that causes benign growths in the brain and other organs.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Georgetown School of Medicine, Washington, DC


Pediatrics - University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA
Pediatric Neurology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Epilepsy and Neurophysiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Child Neurology – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Epilepsy – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Katherine S. Taub: Risk of seizure recurrence after achieving initial seizure freedom on the ketogenic diet. Epilepsia. 2014 Apr;55(4):579-83. doi: 10.1111/epi.12583. Epub 2014 Mar 27. 2014.

Tara Wenger, Jeffrey Gerdes, Katherine Taub, Daniel Swarr, Matthew Deardorff, and Nicholas Abend: Telemedicine for genetic and neurologic evaluation in the neonatal intensive care unit. J. Perinatol. 34(3): 234-40, March 2014.




Taub KS, Abend NS: Seizure Disorders. Comprehensive Critical Care Pediatrics 2nd Edition. Society of Critical Care Medicine, Page: 329-346, 2015


Taub KS and Abend NS: Seizures. Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics 5th Edition. LWW, Page: 711-725, April 2012.


Taub KS. Neurocutaneous disorders. In: Ludwig S, Florin T, editors. Netter's pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2011.


Katherine S. Taub and Nicholas Abend: Book review of Atlas of EEG in Critical Care by Lawrence J. Hirsch and Richard P. Brenner. Epilepsy and Behavior. Elsevier, 20: 141, 2010

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

Pediatric Epilepsy: Things to Know for the Medical Professional (Central Jersey Speech and Hearing Association). May 2018.

Awards and Honors

  • 2010, Samuel Zeritsky Award for Excellence in Research/ University of Pennsylvania Neurology Department
  • 2000, Tropia Award/ Georgetown University
  • 2000, Magnum Cum Laude/ Georgetown University
  • 2000, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society/ Georgetown University
  • 1998, Early Acceptance to Georgetown University Medical School

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2007-present, Child Neurology Society
2007-present, American Epilepsy Society