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Sudha Vani Kilaru Kessler, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Program Director, Child Neurology Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania
Program Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
Education:
B.A. (English )
Yale University, 1996.
M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine, 2001.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology )
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident, General Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, 2001-2003.
Resident, Child Neurology, University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2003-2006.
Fellow, Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology, Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2006-2007.
Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics, 2006.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2007.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy, EEG, Antiepileptic Drugs, Epilepsy Surgery, Ketogenic Diet

Selected Publications

Kessler SK, Shinnar S, Cnaan A, Dlugos D, Conry J, Hirtz D, Hu F, Liu C, Mizrahi EM, Moshe SL, Clark P, Glauser TA. : Pretreatment Seizure Semiology in Childhood Absence Epilepsy. Neurology August 2017 Notes: in press.

Rikke S Møller, Carolien G.F. de Kovel, Steffen Syrbe, Bitten Schönewolf-Greulich, Mette Rokkjær, Dea Svaneby, Line HG Larsen, Eva H. Brilstra, Nienke Verbeek, Bronwyn Kerr, Holly Dubbs, Allan Bayat, Sonal Desai, Sakkubai Naidu, Siddharth Srivastava, Hande Caglayan, Uluc Yis, Carol Saunders, Martin Rook, Susanna Plugge, Vijayakumar Jayaraman, Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, Ethan Goldberg, Eric Marsh, Sudha Kessler, Christina Bergqvist, Laura Conlin, Bryan Krock, Isabelle Thiffault, Manuela Pendziwiat, Ingo Helbig, Tilman Polster, Ingo Borggraefe, Johannes R. Lemke, Marie-José van den Boogaardt, Elena Gardella, Bobby P.C. Koeleman : Neurodevelopment disorders caused by de novo variants in KCNB1: genotypes and phenotypes JAMA Neurology August 2017 Notes: in press.

Sandra Amaral, Sudha Kilaru Kessler, Todd J Levy, William Gaetz, Christine McAndrew, Benjamin Chang, Sonya Lopez, Emily Braham, Deborah Humpl, Michelle Hsia, Kelly A Ferry, Xiaowei Xu, David Elder, Debra Lefkowitz, Chris Feudtner, Stephanie Thibaudeau, Ines C Lin, Stephen J Kovach, Erin S Schwartz, David Bozentka, Robert Carrigan, David Steinberg, Suhail Kanchwala, Scott Kozin, Frances E Jensen,Phillip R Bryant, Abraham Shaked, Matthew H Levine, L Scott Levin : 18 Month Outcomes of Heterologous Bilateral Hand Transplantation in a Child: A Case Report The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health July 2017 Notes: in press.

Devinsky O, Cross JH, Laux L, Marsh E, Miller I, Nabbout R, Scheffer IE, Thiele EA, Wright S, for the Cannabidiol in Dravet Syndrome Study Group: Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine 376(21), May 2017.

Fitzgerald M, Kessler SK, Abend NS: Early discontinuation of anti-seizure medications in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Epilepsia April 2017.

Uohara MY, Beslow LA, Billinghurst L, Jones BM, Kessler SK, Licht DJ, Ichord RN: Incidence of Recurrence in Posterior Circulation Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke. JAMA Neurology January 2017 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Michael Jurkiewicz, Sudha Kilaru Kessler, Lisa Blaskey, Erin S Schwartz, Timothy P Roberts, William Gaetz: Neuromagnetic responses to tactile stimulation of the fingers: Evidence for reduced cortical inhibition for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with epilepsy Neuroimage: Clinical 2017 Notes: in press.

McGinnis E and Kessler SK: Lacosamide use in children with epilepsy: retention rate and effect of concomitant sodium channel blockers in a large cohort. Epilepsia epub, July 2016.

Steinman K, Spence S, Ramocki M, Kessler SK, Marco E, Snyder LA,Chung W, Sherr E, for the Simons Variations in Individuals Project : 16p11.2 Deletion and Duplication: Characterizing Neurologic Phenotypes in a Large Clinically-Ascertained Cohort. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. epub, July 2016.

Green Snyder L, D'Angelo D, Chen Q, Bernier R, Goin-Kochel RP, Wallace AS, Gerdts J, Kanne S, Berry L, Blaskey L, Kuschner E, Roberts T, Sherr E, Martin CL, Ledbetter DH, Spiro JE, Chung WK, Hanson E; Simons VIP consortium.: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental and Psychiatric Features in 16p11.2 Duplication. J Autism Dev Disord May 2016.

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