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Nicholas Scott Abend, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Clinical Neurophysiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Scholar, Epidemiology Unit, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Strategy and Inpatient Operations, Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neurology
Colket Translational Research Building, Room 10016
3501 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
Washington University, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
The University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology )
University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatrics Internship, The University of Chicago Children's Hospital, 2002-2003.
Pediatrics Residency, The University of Chicago Children's Hospital, 2003-2004.
Child Neurology Fellowship, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania , 2004-2007.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 2007-2008.
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007-2009.
Certificate of Development in Leadership, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2016.
Neurology (with special qualification in child neurology) - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008.
Epilepsy - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy, EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Children and Neonates, Management of Pediatric Status Epilepticus, Identification and Management of Pediatric and Neonatal Non-Convulsive Seizures

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy
Pediatric Electroencephalography

Selected Publications

Fernandez S, Jackson M, Abend NS, Arya R, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Gaillard WD, Gainza LM, Glauser TA, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Helseth A, Kapur K, McDonough T, Mikati MA, Peariso K, Riviello J, Tasker RC, Topjian A, Wainwright M, Wilfong A, Williams K, Loddenkemper T. : Refractory status epilepticus in children with and without prior epilepsy or status epilepticus. Neurology 88(4): 386-394, 2017.

Billinghurst LL, Beslow LA, Abend NS, Uohara M, Jastrzab L, Licht DJ, Ichord RN.: Incidence and predictors of remote symptomatic seizures and epilepsy after pediatric arterial ischemic stroke. Neurology 88(7): 630-637, 2017.

Shellhaas RA, Chang R, Wusthoff CJ, Soul JS, Masse SL, Chu CJ, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Abend NS, Tsuchida T, Glass HC. : Treatment duration after acute symptomatic seizures in neonates: a multi-center cohort study. Journal of Pediatrics 181: 298-301, 2017.

Wusthoff CJ, Sullivan J, Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Abend NS, Chang T, Tsuchida TN.: Interrater agreement in the interpretation of neonatal electroencephalography in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Epilepsia 58(3): 429-435, 2017.

Fitzgerald MP, Kessler SK, Abend NS.: Early discontinuation of antiseizure medications in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Epilepsia 58(6): 1047-1053, 2017.

Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Tsuchida TN, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Chu CJ, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Massey SL, Abend NS, Soul JS. : Seizures in Preterm Neonates: a Multicenter Observational Cohort Study. Pediatric Neurology 72: 19-24, 2017.

Du Pont–Thibodau G, Abend NS, Topjian AA. : Seizure Detection by Critical Care Providers using Amplitude-Integrated EEG and Color Density Spectral Array in Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Patients. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18: 363-369, 2017.

Thibault DP, Mendizabal A, Abend NS, Davis KA, Crispo J, Willis AW. : Hospital care for mental health and substance abuse in children with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior 57: 161-166, 2016.

Topjian AA, Sanchez SM, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS: Early Electroencephalographic Background Features Predict Outcomes in Children Resuscitated From Cardiac Arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(6): 545-557, 2016.

Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Chang T, Abend NS, Chu CJ, Cilio R, Glidden DV, Bonifacio SK, Massey S, Tsuchida T, Silverstein FS, Soul JS. : Contemporary profile of seizures in neonates: a prospective cohort study of the Neonatal Seizure Registry. Journal of Pediatrics 174: 98-103, 2016.

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