Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Dennis J. Dlugos, MD, MSCE

Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Fellowship in Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology, Division of Neurology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Course Director, Brain and Behavior, Module 2, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program, Division of Neurology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Module 2, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Division of Neurology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th and Civic Center Blvd
Colket Translational Research Building
10th floor, Room 10020
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-2950
B.A. (Theology)
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 1983.
M.D. (Medicine)
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, 1988.
M.S.C.E (Clinical Epidemiology)
Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pediatrics, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, 1988-1989.
Resident in Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University & Alfred I. Dupont Institute, Philadelphia, PA & Wilmington, DE, 1993-1994.
Resident in Neurology/Child Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center & The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia , 1994-1997.
Fellow in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-1999.
Pediatrics (1998 - 2012), American Board of Pediatrics, 1998.
Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1998.
Clinical Neurophysiology (1999-2009), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1999.
Clinical Neurophysiology with Special Qualifications in Epilepsy Monitoring, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, 1999.
Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2013.
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Description of Research Expertise

Epilepsy Epidemiology
Epilepsy Genetics
Clinical Prediction Models

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy
Epilepsy Genetics
Epilepsy Surgery
Clinical Neurophysiology

Selected Publications

Shinnar S, Cnaan A, Hu F, Clark P, Dlugos D, Hirtz D, Masur D, Mizrahi E, Moshe S, Glauser T: Long-term outcomes of generalized tonic clonic seizures in childhood absence epilepsy trial. Neurology 85(epub ahead of print), August 2015.

Bearden D, Steenhoff A, Dlugos D, Kolson D, Mehta P, Kessler S, Lowenthal E, Monokwane B, Anabwani G, Bisson G: Early antiretroviral therapy is protective against epilepsy in children with HIV in Botswana. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Page: epub ahead of print, Feb 2015.

Abend NS, Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Topjian AA, Dlugos DJ: Electrographic status epilepticus and neurobehavioral outcomes in critically ill children. Epilepsy and Behavior 49: 238-244, 2015.

Wirrell EC, Shellhaas RA, Joshi C, Keator C, Kumar S, Mitchell WG and Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium, (including Dlugos DJ): How should children with West syndrome be efficiently and accurately investigated? Results from the National Infantile Spasms Consortium Epilepsia 56: 617-25, 2015.

Kessler SK, McCarthy A, Cnaan A, Dlugos DJ : Retention rates of rufinamide in pediatric epilepsy patients with and without Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Epilepsy Research 112: 18-26, 2015.

Yang A, Arndt DH, Berg R, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, Nash KB, Payne ET, Fernandez I, Shults J, Topjian AA, Williams K, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS: Development and validation of a seizure prediction model in critically ill children. Seizure 25: 104-11, 2015.

Abend NS, Dlugos DJ, Zhu X, Schwartz ES : Utility of CT Compatible EEG Electrodes in Critically Ill Children Pediatric Radiology 45: 714-18, 2015.

Connolly B, Matykiewicz P, Cohen K, Standridge S, Glauser T, Dlugos D, Koh S, Tham E, Pestian J: Assessing The Similarity of Surface Linguistic Features Related To Epilepsy Across Pediatric Hospitals. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Page: Epub, April 2014.

Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Sanchez SM, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Topjian AA, and Abend NA: Electrographic Status Epilepticus and Long-Term Outcome in Critically Ill Children. Neurology 82: 396-404, 2014.

Bearden D, DiGiovine M, Dlugos D, Goldberg E: Targeted Treatment of Migrating Partial Seizures of Infancy with Quinidine. Annals of Neurology 76: 457-461, 2014.

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