Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Brenda Louise Banwell, MD

Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neurology
34th St. & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-6848
Fax: 215-590-2950
B.S. (Undergraduate, Biology Year I and II)
University of Western Ontario, 1987.
M.D. (Pediatrics)
University of Western Ontario, 1991.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatrics Comprehensive Intern, University of Western Ontario - Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, 1991-1992.
Pediatrics Resident Year II, University of Western Ontario-Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, 1992-1993.
Pediatrics Resident Year III, University of Western Ontario - Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, 1993-1994.
Pediatric Neurology- - Resident Year IV, University of Toronto-The Hospital for Sick Children, 1994-1995.
Co-Chief Resident, Pediatric Neurology-Resident Year V, University of Toronto-The Hospital for Sick Children, 1995-1997.
Chief Resident, Pediatric Neurology-Resident Year VI, University of Toronto-The Hospital for Sick Children, 1996-1997.
Neuromuscular Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic, 1997-1999.
FRCP(C),Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario Subject: Pediatrics , 1995.
FRCP(C),Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario Subject: Neurology , 1997.
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Selected Publications

Ghassemi Rezwan, Brown Robert, Banwell Brenda, Narayanan Sridar, Arnold Douglas L: Quantitative Measurement of tissue damage and recovery within new T2w lesions in pediatric- and adult-onset multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England) Dec 2014.

Quintana Francisco J, Patel Bonny, Yeste Ada, Nyirenda Mukanthu, Kenison Jessica, Rahbari Roya, Fetco Dumitru, Hussain Mohammad, O'Mahony Julia, Magalhaes Sandra, McGowan Melissa, Johnson Trina, Rajasekharan Sathy, Narayanan Sridar, Arnold Douglas L, Weiner Howard L, Banwell Brenda, Bar-Or Amit: Epitope spreading as an early pathogenic event in pediatric multiple sclerosis. Neurology Nov 2014.

Yeh E Ann, Marrie Ruth Ann, Reginald Y Arun, Buncic J Raymond, Noguera Austin E, O'Mahony Julia, Mah Jean K, Banwell Brenda, Costello Fiona: Functional-structural correlations in the afferent visual pathway in pediatric demyelination. Neurology 83(23): 2147-52, Oct 2014.

Waldman Amy, Ghezzi Angelo, Bar-Or Amit, Mikaeloff Yann, Tardieu Marc, Banwell Brenda: Multiple sclerosis in children: an update on clinical diagnosis, therapeutic strategies, and research. The Lancet. Neurology 13(9): 936-948, Sep 2014.

Bigi Sandra, Banwell Brenda, Yeh E Ann: Outcomes After Early Administration of Plasma Exchange in Pediatric Central Nervous System Inflammatory Demyelination. Journal of child neurology Sep 2014.

Lublin Fred D, Reingold Stephen C, Cohen Jeffrey A, Cutter Gary R, Sørensen Per Soelberg, Thompson Alan J, Wolinsky Jerry S, Balcer Laura J, Banwell Brenda, Barkhof Frederik, Bebo Bruce, Calabresi Peter A, Clanet Michel, Comi Giancarlo, Fox Robert J, Freedman Mark S, Goodman Andrew D, Inglese Matilde, Kappos Ludwig, Kieseier Bernd C, Lincoln John A, Lubetzki Catherine, Miller Aaron E, Montalban Xavier, O'Connor Paul W, Petkau John, Pozzilli Carlo, Rudick Richard A, Sormani Maria Pia, Stüve Olaf, Waubant Emmanuelle, Polman Chris H: Defining the clinical course of multiple sclerosis: The 2013 revisions. Neurology 83(3): 278-286, Jul 2014.

Hosseini Banafsheh, Flora David B, Banwell Brenda L, Till Christine: Age of Onset as a Moderator of Cognitive Decline in Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS Page: 1-9, Jul 2014.

Dale Russell C, Brilot Fabienne, Duffy Lisa V, Twilt Marinka, Waldman Amy T, Narula Sona, Muscal Eyal, Deiva Kumaran, Andersen Erik, Eyre Michael R, Eleftheriou Despina, Brogan Paul A, Kneen Rachel, Alper Gulay, Anlar Banu, Wassmer Evangeline, Heineman Kirsten, Hemingway Cheryl, Riney Catherine J, Kornberg Andrew, Tardieu Marc, Stocco Amber, Banwell Brenda, Gorman Mark P, Benseler Susanne M, Lim Ming: Utility and safety of rituximab in pediatric autoimmune and inflammatory CNS disease. Neurology 83(2): 142-50, Jul 2014.

Ghassemi Rezwan, Brown Robert, Narayanan Sridar, Banwell Brenda, Nakamura Kunio, Arnold Douglas L: Normalization of White Matter Intensity on T1-Weighted Images of Patients with Acquired Central Nervous System Demyelination. Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging Jun 2014.

Schwartz Kevin L, Richardson Susan E, Ward Katherine N, Donaldson Callum, MacGregor Daune, Banwell Brenda, Mahant Sanjay, Bitnun Ari: Delayed Primary HHV-7 Infection and Neurologic Disease. Pediatrics 133(6): e1541-7, Jun 2014.

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