Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Arthur K. Asbury, MD, FRCP, MA (hon)

Emeritus Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
3 Gates Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2629
Fax: 215-662-3362
Education:

Phillips Academy - Andover, 1946.
B.S.
University of Kentucky, 1951.
M.D.
University of Cincinnati, 1958.
(Honoris causa)
University of Pennsylvania , 1974.
FRCP ((by distinction))
London, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship and Residency, Medicine, Neurology & Pathology (neuropathology) , Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Teaching Fellow, Harvard Medical School (HMS), 1958-1963.
Research and Clinical Fellow in Neuropathology, MGH, and Research Fellow in Neuropathology , HMS, 1963-1965.
Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (9313-N), 1967.
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Description of Research Expertise

KEY WORDS:
peripheral neuropathy, human peripheral neuropathies, Guillain-Barré syndrome

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Peripheral nerve disorders - clinical and experimental

RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
Clinical investigation; standard morphology

RESEARCH SUMMARY
Clinical studies of Guillain-Barré syndrome and related disorders.

Selected Publications

Magira EE, Papaioakim M, Nachamkin I, Asbury AK, Li C-Y, Ho TW, Griffin JW, McKhann GM, Monos DS: Differential distribution of HLA-DQB/DRB epitopes in the two forms of Gullain-Barre syndrome, acute motor axonal neuropathy and acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP): Identification of DQB epitopes associated with susceptibility to and protection from AIDP. J Immunol 170: 3074-3080, 2003.

Asbury AK, McKhann GM, McDonald WI, Goadsby, PJ, McArthur JC : Diseases of the Nervous System: Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutic Principles. Third Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Asbury AK, McKhann GM, McDonald WI, Goadsby, PJ, McArthur JC (eds.). Page: 1-2192, 2002.

Judkins AR, Forman MS, Uryu K, Hinkle DA, Asbury AK, Lee V M-Y, Trojanowski JQ: Co-occurrence of Parkinson’s disease with progressive supranuclear palsy. Acta Neuropathol 103: 526-530, 2002.

Taylor JP, Galetta SL, Asbury AK, Volpe NJ: Hemolytic anemia presenting as idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Neurology 59: 960-961, 2002.

Asbury AK: Obituary – John N. Whitaker, 1940-2001. Ann Neurol 51: 141, 2002.

McArthur JC, McKhann GM, McDonald WI, Goadsby PJ, Asbury AK: Pathophysiology of nervous system diseases. Chapter 1 In: Diseases of the Nervous System: Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutic Principles, 3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. AK Asbury, GM McKhann, WI McDonald, PJ Goadsby, JC McArthur (eds.). Page: 3-13, 2002.

Bird SJ, Asbury AK: Toxic and metabolic neuropathies. Chapter 66 In: Diseases of the Nervous System: Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutic Principles, 3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. AK Asbury, GM McKhann, WI McDonald, PJ Goadsby, JC McArthur (eds.). Page: 1092-1109, 2002.

Nachamkin I, Engberg J, Gutacker M, Meinersman RJ, Li C-Y, Arzate P, Teeple E, Fussing V, Ho TW, Asbury AK, Griffin JW, McKhann GM, and Piffaretti J-C: Molecular population genetic analysis of Campylobacter jejuni HS:19 associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome and gastroenteritis. Journal of Infectious Diseases 184: 221-226, 2001.

Asbury AK, Hauser SL: Guillain-Barré syndrome and other immune-mediated neuropathies. Chapter 378 In: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 15th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York Page: 2507-2512, 2001.

Asbury AK, Arnason BG, Adams RD: The inflammatory lesion in idiopathic polyneuritis: its role in pathogenesis. Medicine 48: 173-216, 1969.

Asbury AK: Approach to the patient with peripheral neuropathy. Chapter 377 In: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 15th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York Page: 2498-2507, 2001.

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