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Sudha Vani Kilaru Kessler, M.D.

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

Martin-Brevet S, Rodríguez-Herreros B, Nielsen JA, Moreau C, Modenato C, Maillard AM, Pain A, Richetin S, Jønch AE, Qureshi AY, Zürcher NR, Conus P; 16p11.2 European Consortium; Simons Variation in Individuals Project (VIP) Consortium, Chung WK, Sherr EH, Spiro JE, Kherif F, Beckmann JS, Hadjikhani N, Reymond A, Buckner RL, Draganski B, Jacquemont S. : Quantifying the Effects of 16p11.2 Copy Number Variants on Brain Structure: A Multisite Genetic-First Study. Biol Psychiatry 84(4): 253-264, August 2018.

Devinsky O, Patel AD, Cross JH, Villanueva V, Wirrell EC, Privitera M, Greenwood SM, Roberts C, Checketts D, VanLandingham KE, Zuberi SM; GWPCARE3 Study Group.: Effect of Cannabidiol on Drop Seizures in the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. N Engl J Med 378(20): 1888-1897, May 2018.

Ambron E, White N, Faseyitan O, Kessler SK, Medina J, Coslett HB: Magnifying the view of the hand changes its cortical representation: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 18: 1-10, April 2018.

Elizabeth A Thiele, Eric D Marsh, Jacqueline A French, Maria Mazurkiewicz-Beldzinska, Selim R Benbadis, Charuta Joshi, Paul D Lyons, Adam Taylor, Claire Roberts, Kenneth Sommerville, on behalf of the GWPCARE4 Study Group: Cannabidiol in patients with seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (GWPCARE4): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial. The Lancet January 2018 Notes: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30136-3.

Ortiz-González XR, Tintos-Hernández JA, Keller K, Li X, Foley AR, Bharucha-Goebel DX, Kessler SK, Yum SW, Crino PB, He M, Wallace DC, Bönnemann CG.: Homozygous Boricua TBCK Mutation Causes Neurodegeneration and Aberrant Autophagy. Annals of Neurology December 2017 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Gaetz W, Kessler SK, Roberts TPL, Berman JI, Levy TJ, Hsia M, Humpl D, Schwartz ES, Amaral S, Chang B, Levin LS: Massive cortical reorganization is reversible following bilateral transplants of the hands: Evidence from the first successful bilateral pediatric hand transplant patient. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 5(1): 92-97, Dec 2017.

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 74(10): 1228-1236, October 2017.

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 1(1): 35-44, Sept 2017.

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 89(7): 673-679, August 2017.

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 16(1): 624-633, June 2017.

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