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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)
University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology )
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatrics Internship, University of Chicago Children's Hospital, 2002-2003.
Pediatrics Residency, University of Chicago Children's Hospital, 2003-2004.
Child Neurology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania , 2004-2007.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2007-2008.
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, 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

Abend NS, Massey SL, Fitzgerald M, Fung F, Atkin NJ, Xiao R, Topjian AA: Interrater Agreement of EEG Interpretation After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Using Standardized Critical Care Terminology. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 34(8): 534-541, November 2017.

Welsh S, Lin N, Topjian A, Abend N: Safety of Lacosamide in Critically Ill Children. Seizure 52: 76-80, November 2017.

Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Tsuchida T, Glass HC, Chu CJ, Massey S, Soul JS, Wiwattanadittakun N, Abend NS, Cilio MR: Profile of neonatal epilepsies: characteristics of a prospective US cohort. Neurology 89(9): 893-899, August 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, July 2017.

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

Lin J, Banwell BL, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Ichord RN, Kilbaugh TJ, Kirsch RE, Kirschen MP, Licht DJ, Massey SL, Naim MY, Rintoul NE, Topjian AA, Abend NS: Electrographic Seizures in Children and Neonates Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(3): 249-257, March 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, February 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, February 2017.

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