Eric Lancaster, MD,PhD

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Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
3 W. Gates - Neurology
3400 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 349 5313
Fax: 215 349 5579
Lab: 215 898 0181
BS (Biomedical Engineering)
The Johns Hopkins University, 1994.
PhD (Neuroscience)
The University of Maryland, 2002.
MD (medicine)
The University of Maryland, 2003.
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Description of Research Expertise

Neuronal autoantibodies, encephalitis, acquired neuromyotonia (Isaacs' syndrome), peripheral nerve hyperexcitability, potassium channels, the glycine receptor, the GABA-B receptor, neuromuscular disorders, stiff person syndrome.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Neuromuscular disorders, electromyography (EMG), Auto-antibody mediated disorders

Selected Publications

Martinez-Hernandez M, Arino H, McKeon A, Iizuka T, Titulaer M, Simabukuro MM, Lancaster E, Petit-Pedrol M, Planaguma J, Blanco Y, Harvey RJ, Saiz A, Graus F, and Dalmau J. : Clinical and immunological investigations in 121 patients with stiff person spectrum disorder. JAMA Neurology. April 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Graus Francesc, Titulaer Maarten J, Balu Ramani, Benseler Susanne, Bien Christian G, Cellucci Tania, Cortese Irene, Dale Russell C, Gelfand Jeffrey M, Geschwind Michael, Glaser Carol A, Honnorat Jerome, Höftberger Romana, Iizuka Takahiro, Irani Sarosh R, Lancaster Eric, Leypoldt Frank, Prüss Harald, Rae-Grant Alexander, Reindl Markus, Rosenfeld Myrna R, Rostásy Kevin, Saiz Albert, Venkatesan Arun, Vincent Angela, Wandinger Klaus-Peter, Waters Patrick, Dalmau Josep: A clinical approach to diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis. The Lancet. Neurology Feb 2016.

Lancaster Eric: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Autoimmune Encephalitis. Journal of clinical neurology (Seoul, Korea) 12(1): 1-13, Jan 2016.

Lancaster Eric, Scherer Steven S: Subtype-specific therapy for autoimmune neuropathies? Neurology® neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation 2(5): e152, Oct 2015.

Olsen Abby L, Lai Yongjie, Dalmau Josep, Scherer Steven S, Lancaster Eric: Caspr2 autoantibodies target multiple epitopes. Neurology® neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation 2(4): e127, Aug 2015.

Bai Harrison Xiao, Zou Yingjie, Lee Ashley M, Lancaster Eric, Yang Li: Diagnostic Value and Safety of Brain Biopsy in Patients With Cryptogenic Neurological Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of 831 Cases. Neurosurgery 77(2): 283-95; discussion 295, Aug 2015.

Wang Zhi-Li, Lancaster Eric, Yang Li: Diagnosing Encephalitis, Not Otherwise Specified. JAMA neurology 72(6): 725, Jun 2015.

Greene Maxwell, Lancaster Eric: Assessing the incidence of anti-NMDAR encephalitis. Archives of disease in childhood 100(6): 512-3, Jun 2015.

Lancaster Eric: Paraneoplastic disorders. Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.) 21(2 Neuro-oncology): 452-75, Apr 2015.

Farooqi Midhat S, Lai Yongjie, Lancaster Eric, Schmitt Sarah E, Sachais Bruce S: Therapeutic plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy in a patient with anti-GAD antibody-related epilepsy: quantification of the antibody response. Journal of clinical apheresis 30(1): 8-14, Feb 2015.

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