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John Brandsema, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Division of Neurology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Blvd., 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
Education:
IB
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West, 1998.
BA (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Music Double Major)
Dartmouth College, 2002.
M.D.
Dalhousie University, 2007.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Pediatric Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, 2007-2012.
Fellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine, Harvard/Partners, 2012-2013.
Certifications
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Neurology), 2012.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification in Child Neurology, 2014.
American Board of Emergency Medicine: Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2015.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification in Neuromuscular Medicine, 2016.
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Selected Publications

Licht D, Brandsema J, von Rhein M, and Latal B.: Neurologic Disorders in Children with Heart Disease. Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology (Sixth Edition). K. Swaiman et al (eds.). Page: 1205-1214, 2017.

Brandsema, John: Book Review: "Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, 4th Edition". World Neurology 31(3): 4, May 2016.

Brandsema, JF and Darras, B: Dystrophinopathies. Seminars in Neurology 34(4): 369-84, August 2015.

Brandsema, J, Widjaja E, Sharma R, BenDavid G, Hahn D: Safety and Quality of Neuroimaging scans with Conductive Plastic Electrodes for Continuous EEG Monitoring in Children. (Presented at American Academy of Neurology Meeting, New Orleans, 2012). 2012.

Brandsema JF, Stephens D, Hartley J, Yoon G.: Intermediate-dose idebenone and quality of life in Friedreich ataxia. Pediatric Neurology 42(5): 338-42, 2010 May.

Rea D, Brandsema JF, Armstrong D, Parkin PC, Deveber G, Macgregor D, Logan WJ, Askalan R. : Cerebral Arteriopathy in Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Pediatrics 124(3): 476-483, Sept 2009.

Pogue BW, Pitts JD, Mycek MA, Sloboda RD, Wilmot CM, Brandsema JF, O'Hara JA. : In vivo NADH fluorescence monitoring as an assay for cellular damage in photodynamic therapy. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 74(6): 817-824, Dec 2001.

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