Nicholas S. Abend, MD

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Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Clinical Neurophysiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Scholar, Epidemiology Unit, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Strategy and Inpatient Operations, Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Medical Director, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Neuroscience Center)
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neurology, HUB 10548
3501 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
Washington University, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology )
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2015.
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Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy
EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Children and Neonates
Management of Pediatric Status Epilepticus

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy
Pediatric Electroencephalography

Description of Other Expertise

Quality Improvement

Selected Publications

Mehta N, Shellhaas RA, McCuloch CE, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS, Lemmon ME, Chu CJ, Massey SL, Franck LS, Thoas C, Soul JS, Rogers E, Numis A, Glass HC.: Seizure Burden, EEG Background, and Outcome in Neonates with Acute Intracranial Infections: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Pediatric Neurology 137: 54-61, 2022.

Prelack M, Fridinger S, Gonzalez AK, Kaufman MC, Xian J, Galer PD, Craig S, Rametta SC, Sharif U, Szperka C, Chadehumbe M, Fitzgerald MP, Chuo J, Melamed SE, Malcolm MP, Kessler SK, Banwell BL, Stephenson D, Abend NS, Helbig I.: Visits of concern in child neurology telemedicine. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 64(11): 1351-1358, 2022.

Jacobwitz M, Mulvihill C, Kaufman MC, Gonzalez AK, Resendiz K, MacDonald JM, Francoeur C, Helbig I, Topjian AA, Abend NS.: Ketamine for Management of Neonatal and Pediatric Refractory Status Epilepticus. Neurology 99(12): e1227-1238, 2022.

DiGiovine MP, Massey SL, LaFalce D, Vala L, Allen-Napoli L, Banwell BL, Abend NS.: Video Ambulatory EEG in Children – A Quality Improvement Study. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 39: 271-275, 2022.

Herzberg E, Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Chang T, Abend NS, Chu CJ, Cilio R, Bonifacio SL, Massey SL, McCulloch CE, Soul JS: Seizure severity and treatment response in term and preterm neonates with seizures attributed to intracranial hemorrhage. Journal of Pediatrics 242: 63-73, 2022.

Massey SL, Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Bonifacio S, Chang T, Chu C, Cilio MR, Lemmon ME, McCulloch CE, Soul JS, Thomas C, Wusthoff CJ, Xiao R, Abend NS: Characteristics of Neonates with Cardiopulmonary Diseases who Experience Seizures: A Multi-Center Study. Journal of Pediatrics 243: 63-73, 2022.

Keene JC, Morgan JA, Abend N, Bates S, Huang SL, Chang T, Chu CJ, Glass HC, Massey S, Ostrander B, Pardo AC, Press C, Soul J, Shellhaas R, Thomas C, Natarajan N.: Treatment of Neonatal seizures: Comparison of Treatment Pathways from 11 Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Pediatric Neurology 128: 67-74, 2022.

Frank LS, Shellhaas RA, Lemmon ME, Sturza J, Barnes M, Brogi T, Hill E, Moline K, Soul JS, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Chu CJ, Massey SL, Abend NS, Thomas C, Rogers EE, McCulloch CE, Glass HC.: Parent mental health and family coping over two years after birth of a child with acute neonatal seizures. Children 9(1), 2022.

Hutchinson M, Nash K, Abend N, Moharir M, Wells E, Messer R, Palaganas J, Helbig I, Wietstock S, Suslovic W, Gonzalez A, Kaufman M, Press C, Piantino J: Multicenter Study of the Impact of COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place on Tertiary Hospital-Based Care for Pediatric Neurologic Disease. Neurohospitalist 12(2): 218-226, 2022.

Vakorin VA, Dragos NA, Payne ET, McBain KL, Frndova H, Go C, Ribary U, Abend NS, Gallentine WB, Nash KB, Hutchinson JS, Parshuram CS, Snear OC, Van Straaten IECW, Stam CJ, Doesburg SM, Hahn DC: Alterations in coordinated electroencephalographic activity precede the development of seizures among comatose children. Clinical Neurophysiology 132(7): 1505-1514, July 2021.

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Last updated: 01/01/2023
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