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

Schoeps VA, Zhou X, Horton MK, Zhu F, McCauley KE, Nasr Z, Virupakshaiah A, Gorman MP, Benson LA, Weinstock-Guttman B, Waldman A, Banwell BL, Bar-Or A, Marrie RA, van Domselaar G, O'Mahony J, Mirza AI, Bernstein CN, Yeh EA, Casper TC, Lynch SV, Tremlett H, Baranzini S, Waubant E; US Network of Pediatric MS Centers.: Short-chain fatty acid producers in the gut are associated with pediatric multiple sclerosis onset. Ann Clin Transl Neurol November 2023

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

Zhu F, Zhao Y, Arnold DL, Bar-Or A, Bernstein CN, Bonner C, Graham M, Hart J, Knox N, Marrie RA, Mirza AI, O'Mahony J, Van Domselaar G, Yeh EA, Banwell B, Waubant E, Tremlett H; US Network of Pediatric MS Centers, the Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Network.: A cross-sectional study of MRI features and the gut microbiome in pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Ann Clin Transl Neurol Dec 2023.

Fainberg NA, Silver MR, Arena JD, Landzberg EI, Banwell B, Gambrah-Lyles C, Kirschen MP, Madsen PJ, McLendon L, Narula S, Tucker AM, Huh JW, Kienzle MF.: Invasive Multimodality Neuromonitoring to Manage Cerebral Edema in Pediatric Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody-Associated Disease. Crit Care Explor 5: e1003, Nov 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

Rost NS, Salinas J, Jordan JT, Banwell B, Correa DJ, Said RR, Selwa LM, Song S, Evans DA; American Academy of Neurology's Committee on Public Engagement.: The Brain Health Imperative in the 21st Century-A Call to Action: The AAN Brain Health Platform and Position Statement. Neurology 101: 570-579, Sep 2023.

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.

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