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
Division of Neurology
3501 Civic Center Blvd
Colket Translational Research Building
10th floor, Room 10020
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-2950
Education:
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.
Certifications
Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1998.
Pediatrics (1998 - 2012), American Board of Pediatrics, 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
EEG
Clinical Neurophysiology

Selected Publications

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.

Milligan, C; Li, M; Gazina, E; Heron, S; Nair, U; Trager, C; Reid, C; Venkat, A; Younkin, D; Dlugos, D; Petrovski, S; Goldstein, D; Dibbens, L; Scheffer, I; Berkovic, S; Petrou, S: KCNT1 gain-of-function in two epilepsy phenotypes is reversed by quinidine. Annals of Neurology 75: 581-590, 2014.

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 epub in advance of print, 2014.

Epi4K and EPGP Investigators (including Dlugos D): De novo mutation in the classic epileptic encephalopathies. Nature 2013/08/11/online, August 2013.

Winawer M, Connors R, and the EPGP Investigators (including Dlugos D): Evidence for shared genetic susceptibility to migraine and epilepsy. Epilepsia 54: 288-295, 2013.

Shain C, Ramgopal S, Fallil Z, Parulkar I, Alongi R, Knowlton R, Poduri A, and the EPGP Investigators (including Dlugos D) : Polymicrogyria-associated epilepsy: A multicenter phenotypic study from the Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project Epilepsia 54: 1368-1375, 2013.

Abend NS, Sanchez SM, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Topjian AA: Current Treatment of Electrographic Seizures and Status Epilepticus in Critically Ill Children: a Single Center Experience. Seizure 22: 467-471, 2013.

Sanchez SM, Arndt DH, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Cornett KM, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, McBain K, Nash KB, Payne E, Sanchez Fernandez I, Shults J, Williams K, Yang A, Abend NS: Electroencephalographic Monitoring in Critically Ill Children: Current Practice and Implications for Future Study Design. Epilepsia 54: 1419-1427, 2013.

Pensirikul A, Beslow LA, Kessler SK, Topjian AA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS: Density Spectral Array for Seizure Identification in Critically Ill Children. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 30: 371-375, 2013.

Abend NS, Arndt DH, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Cornett KM, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, McBain K, Nash KB, Payne E, Sánchez SM, Fernández IS, Shults J, Williams K, Yang A, Dlugos DJ : Electrographic Seizures in Pediatric ICU Patients: A Cohort Study of Risk Factors and Mortality Neurology 81: 383-391, 2013.

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