Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Sabrina W. Yum, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Neurologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Abramson Research Building, Rm502A
3615 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, pa 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
Education:
M.D. (Medicine)
Guangzhou Medical College, 1983.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Neural Injury, University of California, San Francisco/Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1985-1989.
Intern in Pediatrics , Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, NY, 1989-1990.
Resident in Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, NY, 1990-1992.
Fellow in Pediatric Neurology, Dept. of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , 1992-1995.
Fellow in Neuromuscular Diseases and EMG, Dept. of Neurology at University of Pennsylvania, 1995-1996.
Certifications
USA Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate Certificate ( No. 405-021-7) , 1987.
American Board of Pediatrics (No. 052501), 1993.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with special qualification in child neurology (No. 1065), 1997.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in the subspecialty of clinical Neurophysiology (No. 1211), 1999.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with special qualification in Child Neurology (No. 1065), re-certification, 2007.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in the subspecialty of clinical Neurophysiology (No. 1211), re-certification , 2009.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in the subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine (No. 626) , 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

Biology and pathogenesis of connexin mutations associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, hearing loss
The role of neurofilaments in axonal degeneration

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Neuromuscular diseases
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Nerve conduction study and EMG
Muscle ultrasound

Selected Publications

Burns J, Menezes MP, Shy R, Sanmaneechai O, Laura M, Muntoni F, Estilow T, Yum S, Finkel RS, Herrmann DN, Eichinger K, Moroni I, Pagliano E, Pareyson D, Reilly MM, Shy ME: Two year natural history of disease progression in childhool Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Journal of the peripheral nervous system 18(Supplement 2): S15, June 2013.

Burns J, Menezes MP, Shy R, Sanmaneechai O, Laura M, Muntoni F, Estilow T, Yum S, Finkel RS, Herrmann DN, Eichinger K, Moroni I, Pagliano E, Pareyson D, Reilly MM, Shy ME: Determinants of balance deficit in children with Charcolt-Marie-Tooth disease. Journal of the Peripheral nervous system Presented in The Peripheral Nerve Society meeting 18(Supplement 2): S15, June 2013.

Bai R, Haverfield E, Higgs J, Suchy SF, Arjona D, Retterer K, Smaoui N, Richard G, Bale S, Kendall FD, Parikh S, Gropman AL, Haas R, Goldstein A, Panzer JA, Yum SW, Falk MJ, Saneto RP, Enns GM, Chung W: First-line genetic testing for mitochondrial disorders in the next-generation sequencing era: Comprehensive known disease gene panel or Exome sequencing? Poster presentation. Poster presentation NHLBI mitochondrial biology symposium, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland May 2013 May 2013.

Sargen MR, Gormley RH, Pasha TL, Yum SW, Acs G, Xu X, Zhang PJ.: Melanocytic Tumors Express Connexin 43 but not 26: Immunohistochemical Analysis With Potential Significance in Melanocytic Oncogenesis. Am J Dermatopathol January 2013.

Hagemann Ian S, Pasha Theresa L, Roberts Shelley A, Yum Sabrina W, Zhang Paul J: Aberrant connexin 43 and 26 expression in cervical dysplasia. Analytical and quantitative cytology and histology / the International Academy of Cytology [and] American Society of Cytology 34(1): 28-40, Feb 2012.

Bai R, Higgs J, Suchy SF, Buchholz S, Arjona D, Boggs B, Chinault C, Smaoui, N, Benhamed S, Comp- ton J, Shevchenko Y, Richard G, Bale S, Kendall FD, Parikh S, Gropman AL, Chung W, Goldstein A, Palmer SE, Panzer JA, Yum SW, Falk MJ: Comprehensive analysis of 101 nuclear genes for molecular diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders. Platform presentation, American Society of Human Genetics 62nd Annual Meeting 2012.

Potter Kathleen A, Kern Michael J, Fullbright George, Bielawski Jacek, Scherer Steven S, Yum Sabrina W, Li Jian J, Cheng Hua, Han Xianlin, Venkata Jagadish Kummetha, Khan P Akbar Ali, Rohrer Bärbel, Hama Hiroko: Central nervous system dysfunction in a mouse model of FA2H deficiency. Glia 59(7): 1009-21, Jul 2011.

Zhang Junxian, Scherer Steven S, Yum Sabrina W: Dominant Cx26 mutants associated with hearing loss have dominant-negative effects on wild type Cx26. Molecular and cellular neurosciences 47(2): 71-8, Jun 2011.

Yum SW, Zhang J, Li J, Zhuo R, Scherer SS: Cellular basis of slow conduction in peripheral nerves of Nefl-null mice. Poster presentation, 4th international CMT consortium 2011.

Han Yusheng, Zhang Paul J, Chen Terina, Yum Sabrina W, Pasha Teresa, Furth Emma E: Connexin43 Expression Increases in the Epithelium and Stroma along the Colonic Neoplastic Progression Pathway: Implications for Its Oncogenic Role. Gastroenterology research and practice 2011: 561719, 2011.

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