Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Amy A. Pruitt, MD

Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Education Officer, Department of Neurology, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Ombudsman, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Division Chief, General Neurology Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Vice Chair for Education , Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
HUP
3400 SPRUCE ST.
4283
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156622796
Fax: 2153495579
Education:
B.A.
Cornell University, 1970.
none (history of medicine)
University of Oxford, 1973.
M.D.
Harvard University, 1974.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine , Massachusetts General Hospital, 1974-1975.
Resident in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1975-1976.
Resident in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1976-1979.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1980.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Pruitt is an experienced clinical medical educator with a strong background in development of curricular materials for different educational settings including large group lectures, seminars, clinical case-based learning, and web-based resources.

Particular areas of clinical expertise are neurologic manifestations of systemic cancer, neurologic problems of long-term survivors of cancer therapies, infections in cancer patients, and CNS manifestations of systemic diseases.

Selected Publications

Amy A. Pruitt MD: Neurological Complications of Infective Endocarditis. Curr Treatment Options in Neurology (10.1007/s11940-013-0235-8), April 2013.

Pruitt AA, Graus F, Rosenfeld MR: Neurological complications of transplantation Part I: Hematopoietic cell transplantation. The Neurohospitalist 3: 24-38, January 2013 Notes: first published online August 17, 2012.

Pruitt AA, Graus F, Rosenfeld MR: Neurological complications of transplantation Part II: Solid organ transplantation. The Neurohospitalist 3(3): 152-166, published on-line 25 January 2013.

Richie MB, Pruitt AA: Spinal cord infections. Neurol Clin North America 31(1): 19-53, February 2013.

Bican O, Minagar A, Pruitt AA: Spinal cord: A Review of Functional Neuroanatomy. Neurol Clin 31(1): 1-18, February 2013 Notes: (Offered first authorship, but chose to remain corresponding author.).

Rosenfeld MR, Pruitt AA: Management of malignant glioma and primary CNS lymphoma: Standard of care and future directions. Continuum 18(2): 406-415, April 2012.

Pruitt AA: Neurologic infectious disease emergencies. Neurol Clinics North America 30: 129-159, 2012.

Balu R, Pruitt AA: Neurologic Complications of Immunosuppressive Drugs. Neurological Complications of Cancer Therapy. Quant E, Wen PY (eds.). Demos, Page: 107-124, 2012.

Pruitt AA: Central nervous system infections in patients with cancer. Continuum 18(2): 384-405, April 2012.

Pruitt AA: Immune-mediated encephalopathies with an emphasis on paraneoplastic encephalopathies. Semin Neurol 31(2): 159-169, 2011.

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Last updated: 11/04/2014
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