Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

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Lauren Elman, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Hospital
Associate Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Associate Director of the ALS Association Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Pennsylvania Hospital
330 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-829-8407
Fax: 215-829-6606
Education:
BA (Psychology)
Cornell University, 1994.
MD (Medicine)
Cornell University Medical College, 1998.
Post-Graduate Training
Medicine Internship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1998-1999.
Neurology Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1999-2002.
Neuromuscular Fellowship, Hospital of the Universityof Pennsylvania, 2002-2004.
Clinical Research Certificate Program, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2005.
Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2003.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Maintenance of Certification, 2013.
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Selected Publications

Toledo JB, Van Deerlin VM, Lee EB, Suh E, Baek Y, Robinson JL, Xie SX, McBride J, Wood EM, Scheck T, Irwin DJ, Gross RG, Hurtig H, McCLuskey L, Elman L, Karlawish J, Schellenberg G, Chen-Plotkin A, Wolk D, Grossman M, Arnold SE, Shaw LM, Lee V M-Y, Trojanowski JQ: A platform for discovery: The University of Pennsylvania integrated neurodegenerative disease biobank. Alzheimer's and Dementia 23(13): pii: S1552-5260, August 2013.

Brettschneider J, Tredici KD, Toledo JB, Robinson JL, Irwin DJ, Grossman M, Suh E, Van Deerlin VM, Wood EM, Baek Y, Kwong L, Lee EB, Elman L, McCluskey L, Fang L, Feldengut S, Ludolph AC, Lee VM, Braak H, Trojanowski JQ: Stages of pTDP-43 pathology in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Annals of Neurology 74(1): 20-38, July 2013.

Verma G, Woo JH, Chawla C, Wang S, Sheriff S, Elman LB, McCluskey LF, GrossmanM, Melhem ER, Maudsley AA, Poptani H. : Whole brain analysis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using echo planar spectroscopic imaging Radiology 267(3): 851-857, June 2013.

Lee EB, Russ J, Jung H, Elman LB, Chahine LM, Kremens D, Miller BL, H. Coslett B, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin VM, McCluskey LF : Topography of FUS pathology distinguishes late-onset BIBD from aFTLD-U. Acta Neuropathologica Communications 9(1(9)): 1-11, May 2013.

Ravits J, Appel S, Baloh R, Barohn R, Brooks BR, Cleveland D, Elman L, Floeter MK, Henderson C, Lomen-Hoerth C, Macklis J, McCluskey L, Mitsumoto H, Przedborski S, Rothstein J, Trojanowski J, Van Den Berg L, Ringel S. : Deciphering ALS: What phenotype, neuropathology and genetics are telling us about pathogenesis. Amyotropnic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration 14: Suppl 1:5-18, May 2013.

Irwin DJ, McMillan CT, Brettschneider J, Libon DJ, Powers J, Rascovsky K, Toledo JB,Boller A, Bekisz J, Chandrasakara K, Wood EM, Shaw LM, Woo JH, Cook PA, Wolk DA, Arnold SE, Van Deerlin VM, McCluskey LF, Elman L, Lee VM, Trojanowski JQ, Grossman M: Cognitive decline and reduced survival in C9orf72 expansion frontotemporal degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 84(2): 163-169, February 2013.

Brettschneider J, Libon DJ, Toledo JB, Xie SX, McCluskey L, Elman L, Geser F, Lee V M-Y, Grossman M, Trojanowski JQ: Microglial activation and TDP-43 pathology correlate with executive dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Acta Neuropathologica 123(3): 395-407, 2012.

Moss H, McCluskey L, Elman L, Hoskins K, Talman L, Grossman M, Balcer L, Galetta S, Liu G: Cross-sectional evaluation of clinical neuro-ophthalmic abnormalities in an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis population. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 314: 97-101, 2012.

Libon DJ, McMillan C, Avants B, Boler A, Morgan B, Burkholder L, Chandrasekaran K, Elman L, McCluskey L, Grossman M: Deficits in concept formation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neuropsychology 26: 422-429, 2012.

Hu W, Holtzman D, Fagan AM, Shaw LM, Perrin R, Arnold SE, Grossman M, Xiong C, Craig-Shapiro R, Clark CM, Pickering E, Kuhn M, Chen Y, VanDeerlin V, McCluskey L, Elman, LB, Karlawish J, Chen-Plotkin AS, Hurtig H, Siderowf AD, Swenson F, Lee V M-Y, Morris JC, Trojanowski JQ, Soares H: Plasma multi-analyte profiling in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology 79: 897-905, 2012.

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