Department of Neurology

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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
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
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Muscular Dystrophy
Pediatric neuromuscular disorders

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Neuromuscular diseases
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Nerve conduction study and EMG
Muscle ultrasound
BOTOX injection for patients with movement disorders

Selected Publications

Yum SW: Hypotonia and weakness. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine, 2nd ed. Lisa Zaoutis and Vincent Chiang (eds.). McGraw‐Hill, 2016.

Finanger EL, Donovan JM, Vandenborne K, Sweeney HL, Tennekoon G, Yum SW, Mancini MC, Danis JR, Finkel RS: MoveDMDSM: A Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial with CAT-1004 in Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Poster presentation, 2016 MDA Clinical conference, Washington DC 2016.

Kichula EA, Yum SW: Asymptomatic and Pauisymptomatic HyperCKemia in the Pediatric Population. Poster Presentation, 2016 MDA Clinical Conference, DC 2016.

Motley WW, Palaima P, Yum SW, Gonzalez MA, Tao F, Wanschitz JV, Strickland AV, Loscher WN, De Vriendt E, Koppi S, Medne L, Janecke AR, Jordanova A, Zuchner S, Scherer SS: De novo PMP2 mutations in families with type 1 Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Brain 139: 1649-1656, 2016.

Subasis S, Glanzman AM, DiVito D, Estilow T, Flickinger J, Brandsema JF, Tennekoon G, Banwell BL, Yum SW: The impact and risk of fracture in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Poster Presenation, 2016 MDA Clinical Conference, Washington DC 2016.

Morris EHL, Estilow T, Glanzman A, Yum SW: Improving Temporomandibular Range of Motion for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Poster presentation, 2016 MDA Clinical conference, Washington DC 2016.

Cornett KM, Menezes MP, Bray P, Halaki M, Shy RR, Yum SW, Estilow T, Moroni I, Foscan M, Pagliano E, Pareyson D, Laura M, Bhandari T, Muntoni F, Reilly MM, Finkel RS, Sowden J, Eichinger KJ, Herrmann DN, Shy ME, Burns J, Inherited Neuropathies C: Phenotypic Variability of Childhood Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. JAMA Neurol 73: 645-651, 2016.

Jenssen BP, Lautz AJ, Yum SW, Waanders A, Fox E (2015): A 6 year old girl with leg cramp. Pediatrics 136(4): 732-9, October 2015.

27. Sanmaneechai O, Feely S, Scherer SS, Herrmann DN, Burns J, Muntoni F, Li J, Siskind CS, Day JW, Laura M, Sumner CJ, Lloyd TE, Ramchandren S, Shy RR, Grider T, Bacon C, Finkel RS, Yum SW, Moroni I, Piscosquito G, Pareyson D, Reilly MM, Michael E. Shy ME and the Inherited Neuropathies Consortium - Rare Disease Clinical Research Consortium (INCRDCRC): Phenotype-genotype characteristics and baseline natural history of heritable neuropathies caused by mutations in the Myelin Protein Zero gene. Brain Epub 2015 Aug 25, August 2015.

Fridman V, Bundy B, Reilly MM, Pareyson D, Bacon C, Burns J, Day J, Feely S, Finkel RS, Grider T, Kirk CA, Herrmann DN, Laura M, Li J, Lloyd T, Sumner CJ, Muntoni F, Piscosquito G, Ramchandren S, Shy R, Siskind CE, Yum SW, Moroni I, Pagliano E, Zuchner S, Scherer SS, Shy ME: CMT subtypes and disease burden in patients enrolled in the Inherited Neuropathies Consortium natural history study: a cross-sectional analysis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 86: 873-878, 2015.

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