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William C Gaetz, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd.
014A Seashore House
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2268
Fax: 215-590-1345
BA (Psychology)
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, 1994.
PhD (Experimental Psychology)
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Neuromagnetic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada , 2001-2003.
Research Associate, neuromagnetic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada , 2003-2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

I am in interested in cortical oscillations and age-dependent change. I am interested in multimodal correlations of motor function with structural (MRI) and molecular (MRS GABA) correlates. Results from these normative developmental studies are also used to assess differences observed in paediatric clinical populations such as Autism, Friedrich’s Ataxia and Epilepsy.

Recent work includes the assessment of somatosensory and motor plasticity following hand transplantation.

Selected Publications

E Rhodes, A Kharko, W Gaetz, S Hall: Post-movement beta rebound inhibits future movement MOVEMENT DISORDERS 32, 2017.

Amaral S, Kessler SK, Levy T, Gaetz W, McAndrew C, Chang B, Lopez S, Braham E, Humpl D, Hsia M, Ferry K, Xu X, Elder D, Lefkowitz D, Feudtner C, Thibaudeau S, Lin I, Kovach S, Schwartz E, Bozentka D, Carrigan R, Steinberg D, Kanchwala S, Zlotolow D, Kozin S, Jensen FE, Bryant F, Shaked A, Levine M, and Levin LS: 18 Month Outcomes of Heterologous Bilateral Hand Transplantation in a Child: A Case Report The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health In Press, 2017.

Gaetz W, Jurkiewicz M, Kessler S., Blaskey L, Schwartz E, Roberts TP : Neuromagnetic responses to tactile stimulation of the fingers: Evidence for reduced cortical inhibition for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and children with epilepsy. NeuroImage: Clinical (In Press), 2017.

Gaetz W, Kilaru Kessler S, Roberts, TPL, Berman J, Levy T, Hsia M, Humpl D, Schwartz ES, Amaral S, Chang B, Levin S. : Massive cortical reorganization is reversible following bilateral transplants of the hands: Evidence from the first bilateral pediatric hand transplant patient. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology (In Press)., 2017.

AT Waldman, GT Liu, AM Lavery, G Liu, W Gaetz, TS Aleman, BL Banwell: Optical coherence tomography and visual evoked potentials in pediatric MS Neurology-Neuroimmunology Neuroinflammation 4(4): 356, 2017.

RG Port, W Gaetz, L Bloy, DJ Wang, L Blaskey, ES Kuschner, SE Levy, ... : Exploring the relationship between cortical GABA concentrations, auditory gamma‐band responses and development in ASD: Evidence for an altered maturational trajectory in ASD. Autism Research 10(4): 593-607, 2017.

A Waldman, G Liu, A Lavery, G Liu, W Gaetz, T Aleman, L Balcer, ...: Interrogation of the Visual System in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: Relative Insights Gained by Optical Coherence Tomography and Visual Evoked Potentials ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY 80: S330-S330, 2016.

AT Waldman, AM Lavery, LJ Balcer, GT Liu, BL Banwell, T Aleman, W Gaetz: Decreased gamma-band oscillations in visual cortex in pediatric MS. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 21: 377-377, Sept 2015.

Edgar JC, Khan SY, Blaskey L, Chow VY, Rey M, Gaetz W, Cannon KM, Monroe JF, Cornew L, Qasmieh S, Liu S, Welsh JP, Levy SE, Roberts TP: Neuromagnetic Oscillations Predit Evoked-Response Latency Delays and Core Language Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord 45(2): 395-402, Feb 2015.

W Gaetz, RS Gordon, C Papadelis, H Fujiwara, DF Rose, JC Edgar, ... : Magnetoencephalography for Clinical Pediatrics: Recent Advances in Hardware, Methods, and Clinical Applications Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy 4(4): 139-155, 2015.

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