Donald P. Younkin, MD Donald Younkin, MD, is a pediatric neurologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of Expertise: Epilepsy, Headaches, Stroke Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia; CHOP at Virtua Voorhees Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Background Donald P. Younkin, MD, has a longstanding interest in pediatric headache disorders. He has participated in many therapeutic drug trials in pediatric headache and has contributed to several books and publications in headache. A graduate of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, Dr. Younkin completed an internship and three-year pediatric residency at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, NY. He completed a pediatric neurology residency and subsequent fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Younkin is board certified in child neurology and pediatrics. Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY InternshipPediatrics - Buffalo Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY ResidencyPediatrics - Buffalo Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY Pediatric Neurology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA FellowshipMuscular Dystrophy Association Clinical Fellowship - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Cerebrovascular Research Center Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Board CertificationChild NeurologyPediatrics Titles and Academic Titles Senior PhysicianDirector, Clinical Child NeurologyProgram Director, Child Neurology Residency ProgramMedical Director, CHOP King of Prussia Subspecialty Satellite Director, Pediatric Headache ProgramProfessor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Pediatric Epilepsy Program Division of NeurologyPediatric Headache Program Publications Papers2014 Milligan Carol J, Li Melody, Gazina Elena V, Heron Sarah E, Nair Umesh, Trager Chantel, Reid Christopher A, Venkat Anu, Younkin Donald P, Dlugos Dennis J, Petrovski Slavé, Goldstein David B, Dibbens Leanne M, Scheffer Ingrid E, Berkovic Samuel F, Petrou Steven: KCNT1 gain of function in 2 epilepsy phenotypes is reversed by quinidine. Annals of neurology 75(4): 581-90, 2014. BooksChapters 2008 Abend, N., Younkin, D.P. (2008): Medical Causes of Headache. In, Headache in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition. Eds., Winner P., Lewis D., Rothner A.D., (Hamilton, BC Decker Inc.), pp 177-203. 2002 Younkin, D. P., Hendell M (2002): Breath Holding Spells. In, Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences. Eds., Aminoff MJ, Daroff RB, in press. Younkin, D.P., Thorarensen, O. (2002): Pediatric Cerebrovascular Diseases. In, Rudolph’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st Edition. Eds. Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM, Hostetter MK, Lister G, Siegel NJ, (New York, McGraw-Hill), pp 2231-2242. 2000 Younkin, D.P. (2000): Neurological Complications of Systemic Disease in Children. In, Neurology in Clinical Practice, Third Edition. eds., Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Marsden CD, (Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann), pp 1035-1045. 1999 Dlugos, D., Younkin, D.P. (1999) Neurocutaneous Disorders. In, Current Pediatric Therapy, 16th Edition. eds., F. Burg, R. Polin, J. Ingelfinger, E.R. Ward, (Philadelphia, WB Saunders), pp 469-472. 1998 Younkin, D.P. (1998): Physiologic Aspects of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. In, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, Second Edition. eds., Polin RA, Fox WW, (Philadelphia, WB Saunders), pp 2137-2146 1996 Younkin, D.P. (1996): Neurological Complications of Systemic Disease. In, Pocket Companion to Neurology in Clinical Practice Second Edition. eds., Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Marsden CD, (Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann), pp 179-206. Younkin, D.P. (1996): Neurological Complications of Systemic Disease in Children. In, Neurology in Clinical Practice, Second Edition. eds., Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Marsden CD, (Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann), pp 931-939. 1992 DiMario F.J., Younkin, D.P. (1992): Disorders of the Respiratory System. In, Berg BO, ed, Neurologic Aspects of Pediatrics, ed. Berg BO. (Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann), pp339-360, 1992. Younkin, D.P. (1992): Developmental Biochemistry: Studies in vivo with nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, eds., Polin RA, Fox WW, (Philadelphia, WB Saunders), pp1531-1539. 1990 Delivoria-Papadopoulos M., Younkin D. P., Chance B. (1990): Cerebral metabolic studies during neonatal seizures with 31-P NMR spectroscopy. In, Neonatal Seizures. eds. C. Wasterlain & P. Vert. (New York: Raven Press), pp. 183-191. Editorial and Academic Positions Academic Committees 2006 - Evaluation Sub-Committee, Committee on Appointments and Promotions 1996 - Member, Neurology/Neuroscience Education Committee, Department of Neurology Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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