Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Donna J Stephenson

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Attending Physician, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Specialty Care Center
1766 Wilmington Pike
Glenn Mills, PA 19342
Office: 610-459-7871
Fax: 267-426-1289
Education:
none (Combined Studies in Science)
The University of Leeds, 1988.
B.S. (Biology/Psychology)
Juniata College, 1989.
M.D.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1995.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, 1995-1996.
Resident in Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, 1996-1997.
Resident in Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1997-2000.
Certifications
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2001.
The American Board of Pediatrics- expired 2009, 2002.
The American Board of Psychology and Neurology, 2012.
Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I have a special interest in neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, Autism, Tourette Syndrome, Learning Disabilities and Developmental Delay.

Selected Publications

Stephenson, D.J.: Migraine Prevention. Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders. Singer, H. et. al. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, Page: 225-228, 2005.

Stephenson, D.J. and Singer, H.: Tourette Syndrome. Diseases of the Nervous System: Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutic Principles (3rd edition). Asbury, A, et. al. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Page: 551-567, 2002.

Stephenson, Donna J.; Bezman, Lena; Raymond, Gerald V.: Acute Presentations of Adrenal Leukodystrophy. Neuropediatrics 31(6): 293-297, December 2000.

Boatman, Dana; Stephenson, Donna J.; Vining, Eileen P.G.; Freeman, John M.: Left Mesial Temporal Lobe Dysfunction Can Interfere with Right Sided Language Function. American Epilepsy Society 1999.

Dal Porto, J., Johansen, T., Catipovic, B., Parfitt, D.J.,Tuveson, D., Gether, U., Kozlowski, S., Fearon, D., and Schneck, J. : A Soluble Divalent Class I Major Histocompatability Complex Molecule Inhibits Alloreactive T cells at Nanomolar Concentrations. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 90: 6671-6675, 1993.

Ronnett, G.V., Parfitt, D.J., Hester, L.D., and Snyder, S.H.: Odorant-sensitive Adenylyl Cyclase: Rapid Potent Activation and Desensitization in Primary Olfactory Neuronal Cultures. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 88: 2366-2369, 1991.

Ronnett, G.V., Parfitt, D.J., Hester, L.D., and Snyder, S.H.: Second Messenger Systems Activated by Odorants in Primary Cultures of Olfactory Receptor Neurons. Neurosci. Abstracts 17(75.5), 1991.

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