Brenda Louise Banwell, MD

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Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Chief of Child Neurology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Director, Neuroscience Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neurology
34th St. & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-6848
Fax: 215-590-2950
2 yrs ((Undergraduate, Biology Year I and II))
University of Western Ontario Undergraduate, Biology Year I and II, 1989.
M.D. (Pediatrics)
University of Western Ontario, 1991.
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Selected Publications

Andrew J Solomon,Georgina Arrambide,Wallace J Brownlee,Eoin P Flanagan,Maria Pia Amato,Lilyana Amezcua,Brenda L Banwell,Frederik Barkhof,John R Corboy,Jorge Correale,Kazuo Fujihara,Jennifer Graves,Mary Pat Harnegie,Bernhard Hemmer et al.: Differential diagnosis of suspected multiple sclerosis: an updated consensus approach. Lancet Neurol 22(8): 750-768, August 2023

Loren A McLendon 1, Claudia Gambrah-Lyles 1, Angela Viaene 1, Nina A Fainberg 1, Elizabeth I Landzberg 1, Alexander M Tucker 1, Peter J Madsen 1, Jimmy Huh 1, Maya R Silver 1, John D Arena 1, Martha F Kienzle 1, Brenda Banwell 2: Dramatic Response to Anti-IL-6 Receptor Therapy in Children With Life-Threatening Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein-Associated Disease. Neurol Neuroimmunol & Neuroinflamm. (eds.). 10(6): e200150, November 2023.

Simon Thebault, Amit Bar-Or, Brenda Banwell: NfL is ready for translation into paediatrics. Lancet Neurol. Elena Becker-Barroso (eds.). Elsevier, 22(9): 774-776, September 2023 Notes: Online ahead of print

Emma Wetmore, Diana Lehner-Gulotta, Brian Florenzo, Brenda Banwell, A G Christina Bergqvist, Rachael Coleman, Mark Conaway, Myla D Goldman, J Nicholas Brenton: Ketogenic diet in relapsing multiple sclerosis: Patient perceptions, post-trial diet adherence & outcomes. Clinical Nutrition 42(8): 1427-1435, August 2023.

Giulia Fadda, Alonso Cardenas de la Parra, Julia O'Mahony, Patrick Waters, E Ann Yeh, Amit Bar-Or, Ruth Ann Marrie, Sridar Narayanan, Douglas L Arnold, D Louis Collins, Brenda Banwell; Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Network: Deviation From Normative Whole Brain and Deep Gray Matter Growth in Children With MOGAD, MS, and Monophasic Seronegative Demyelination. Neurology 101(4): e425-e437, July 2023 Notes: Final form April 4, 2023 First Published May 31, 2023.

Brenda Banwell, MD: Dr. Barry Singer's Podcast. Interview March 2023.

Banwell B, Bennett JL, Marignier R, Kim HJ, Brilot F, Flanagan EP, Ramanathan S, Waters S, Tenembaum S, Graves JS, Chitnis T, Brandt AU, Hemingway C, Neuteboom R, Pandit L, Reindl M, Saiz A, Sato DK, Rostasy K, Paul F, Pittock S, Fujihara K, Palace J : Diagnosis of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease: International MOGAD Panel proposed criteria Lancet Neurol 22(3): 268-282, Mar 2023.

Brenda Banwell, MD: Pediatric MS Real Talk MS Podcast National MS Society February 2023.

Schor NF, Cudkowicz ME, Banwell B.: Academic Neurology and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resilience, Hope, and Solutions. Neurology. José G. Merino, MD, MPhil, FAAN, Washington, DC (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, 100(9): 430-436, February 2023 Notes: Epub ahead of print 12/22

Longoni G, Martinez Chavez E, Young K, Brown RA, Bells S, Fetco D, Kim L, Grover SA, Costello F, Reginald A, Bar-Or A, Marrie RA, Arnold DL, Narayanan S, Branson HM, Banwell BL, Sled JG, Mabbott DJ, Yeh EA.: Magnetization transfer saturation reveals subclinical optic nerve injury in pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler 29(2): 212-220, Feb 2023.

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