Raymond Stephen Price, M.D.

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Professor of Clinical Neurology
Neurology Residency Director, Department of Neurology University of Pennsylvania
Neurohospital Division Co-Director, University of Pennsylvania Hospital System
Department: Neurology

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3 West Gates
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2625
Fax: 215-349-5579
BS (Biochemistry)
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2000.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 2004.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I continue to be fascinated by all subspecialties of neurology. For this reason, I enjoy seeing general neurology patients, especially disorders of the spinal cord. Following my residency training, I completed a neuromuscular fellowship here at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained certification from the Amerian Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neuromuscular medicine. Thus, I have additional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the peripheral nervous system, such as radiculopathy, mononeuropathies, polyneuropathy, myopathy, motor neuron disease and disorders of neuromuscular junction transmission. I have published articles on polyneuropathy following gastric bypass surgery, neuromyotonia, POEMS syndrome, and reviews on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathy. I am currently a member of the AAN Guideline Committee on the treatment of painful diabetic distal symmetric polyneuropathy. In 2014 and 2015, I was a member of the winning Neurobowl team at the American Academy of Neurology national meeting, which is a competition assessing the ability of the participants to rapidly and accurately diagnose uncommon neurologic diseases. In 2016, I was selected by my peers to the University of Pennsylvania Academy of Master Clinicians. In 2016, I was also the President of the Philadelphia Neurological Society, which is the oldest continuously running organization of its kind. In 2018, I was one of 2 faculty to be named Clinical Practice of the University of Pennsylvania Provider of the Year. In 2020, I am the co-division chief for the neurohospitalist division here at the University of Pennsylvania.

Description of Other Expertise

I have been involved in neurology residency education at the University of Pennsylvania since 2008. In 2012, I transitioned from the associate neurology residency director to the neurology residency director. I am particularly interested in resident wellness, improving the efficiency of education delivery during residency and formal training in non-clinical domains, such as career development. Since 2008, I have had the pleasure to participate in the mentorship and training of more than 150 neurology residents. The vast majority of these residents are now in faculty positions at academic medical institutions and universities. During their training, I teach residents in a variety of clinical settings, weekly in their outpatient continuity clinic and on the wards at least 10 weeks per year. I give more than 20 different didactic lectures to the residents each year in addition to monthly bedside teaching rounds, morning report, and neuroradiology and neuropathology case conferences. In 2010 and 2016, I was honored to receive the University of Pennsylvania Neurology Residents teaching award. In 2018, I received the American Academy of Neurology Training Director recognition award. I also give more than 15 yearly neurology lectures to the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of medicine students. In 2015 and 2016, I was honored to receive the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Most Outstanding Neurology lecture. At a national level, I have participated in yearly courses at both the AAN and ANA. I have been a member of the American Academy of Neurology Residency-In-Training Examination Committee since 2013 and am currently the vice-chair of this committee. I am a member of the AAN Fellowship timeline task force, which is facilitating discussions to standardize the fellowship application process across all subspecialties. I co-host AAN trainee trivia, which shows interesting neurologic cases virtually on a monthly basis. From a medical education research perspective, I have published interesting cases in the Neurology Resident and Fellow's section, Continuum, as well as the New England Journal of Medicine as well as original research on electronic medical records, reducing missed appointments in residents' clinics, and mentored peer review. I am the co-author of a textbook of algorithms in neurology, Clinical Decision Making in Neurology. I also frequently participate and lead discussions in the monthly University of Pennsylvania interdisciplinary medical education journal club. Finally, I am active in providing continuing medical education to the community as the Director of the University of Pennsylvania Neurology Board Review course and speaker in the University of Pennsylvania Neurology for the non-neurologist course.

Selected Publications

Smith, C, Saint, S, Price, R, Al-Aoubi, A, Callaghan, B.: Diagnosing One Letter at a Time. New England Journal of Medicine 372(1): 67-73, January 2015.

Fleisher, J, Richie M. Price R. Scherer S. Dalmau J. Lancaster E.: Acquired neuromyotonia heralding recurrent thymoma in myasthenia gravis. JAMA Neurology 70(10): 1311-4, Oct 2013.

Seifan A1, Mandigo M, Price R, Galetta S, Jozefowicz R, Jaffer A, Symes S, Safdieh J, Isaacson RS.: Can My Electronic Health Record Teach Me Something? A Multi-Institutional Pilot Study. Neurology 80(10): E98-E103, March 2013.

Becker, D., Ingala, E., Martinez-Lage, M., Price, RS. & Galetta, S.: Dry Beriberi and Wernicke’s Encephalopathy following Gastric Lap Band Surgery. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 19(7): 1050-2, Jul 2012.

Price, R., Balcer, L., & Galetta, S.: Education Research: A new system for reducing patient nonattendance in residents’ clinic. Neurology 74(10): E34-36, Mar 2010

Prasad, S., Price, R., Kranick, S., Hurst, R., & Galetta, S.: Clinical reasoning: a 59-year-old Woman with Acute Paraplegia. Neurology 69 (24): E41-47, Dec 2007.

Kranick, S., Price, R., Prasad, S., & Hurtig, H.: Hemichorea caused by Nonketotic Hyperglycemic Syndrome. Neurology 71(20): E59-62, Nov 2008

Brown, R., Price, R., & Hurtig, H. : Myelopathy caused by chronic Nitrous Oxide abuse. Pennsylvania Neurologic Society Page: E5-6, Fall 2009.

Price R., & Balcer, L.: Ocular Myasthenia Gravis. Curbside Consultation in Neuro-Ophthalmology: 49 Clinical Questions. Lee, AG (eds.). Slack Incorporated; 1st edition (September 15, 2008), Sep 2008 Notes: Series: Curbside Consultation.

Loomis, C., Aparicio, H., Qasim, A., Price R.: Neurology. Hitchhikers Guide to Internal Medicine. Qasim, A (eds.). Oxford University Press, Page: 383-449, 2010.

Kasner SE, Price RS: MKSAP 14 Self-Assessment Update 3. Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program. American College of Physicians, 2008 Notes: Authored questions and answers on current management of stroke.

Price R., & Kasner, SE.: Hypertension and Hypertensive Encephalopathy. Handbook of Clinical Neurology. José Biller and José M. Ferro (eds.). Elsevier, 119: 161-7, 2014.

Elkind, M.: Use of Mentored Peer Review of Standardized Manuscripts as an Educational Tool for Neurology Residents. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2014 Notes: As Residency Director, Dr. Price helped Dr. Elkind compile and gather data for this abstract.

Chahin, S: Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: A Survey Of Neurology Residents' Knowledge On Current Diagnostic Criteria. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2014 Notes: As Residency Director, Dr. Price worked with Dr. Chahin to compile and gather this data.

Callaghan B., Price, RS, Feldman, E.: Peripheral neuropathy: the importance of rare subtypes. JAMA Neurol 72(12): 1510-18 Dec 2015.

Callaghan B., Price R., Feldman, E.: Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy: A Review. JAMA 314(20): 2172-2181 Nov 2015.

Sarah Hedgecock: Don't Toss Your Skinny Jeans -- Unless You've Lost Feeling In Your Legs Forbes Magazine Online 2015 Notes: Dr. Price was interviewed for this article: http://onforb.es/1LxdZXp.

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