John Frederick Brandsema, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Division of Neurology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Blvd., 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West, 1998.
BA (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Music Double Major)
Dartmouth College, 2002.
Dalhousie University, 2007.
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Selected Publications

Veerapandiyan A, Connolly A, Finkel R, Kapil A, Mathews K, Smith E, Castro D, Butterfield R, Parsons J, Servais L, Kuntz N, Rao V, Brandsema B, Mercuri E, Ciafaloni E: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era. Muscle Nerve 62(1): 46-49, Jul 2020.

Brandsema JF, Gross BN, Matesanz SE: Testing for Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 40(3): p357-367, July 2020.

Forbes S, Arora H, Willcocks R, Triplett W, Rooney W, Barnard A, Alabasi U, Wang D, Lott D, Senesac C, Harrington A, Finanger E, Tennekoon G, Brandsema B, Daniels M, Sweeney H Lee, Walter G, Vandenborne K: Upper and Lower Extremities in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Evaluated with Quantitative MRI and Proton MR Spectroscopy in a Multicenter Cohort. Radiology 295(3): 616-625, Jun 2020.

Yildiz S, Glanzman A, Estilow T, Flickinger J, Brandsema J, Tennekoon G, Banwell B, Yum S: Retrospective analysis of fractures and factors causing ambulation loss after lower extremity fractures in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Am J Phys Med Rehabil Mar 2020 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Servian-Morilla E, Cabrera-Serrano M, Johnson K, Pandey A, Ito A, Rivas E, Chamova T, Muelas N, Mongini T, Nafissi S, Claeys KG, Grewal RP, Takeuchi M, Hao H, Bonnemann C, Lopes Abath Neto O, Medne L, Brandsema J, Topf A, Taneva A, Vilchez JJ, Tournev I, Haltiwanger RS, Takeuchi H, Jafar-Nejad H, Straub V, Paradas C: POGLUT1 biallelic mutations cause myopathy with reduced satellite cells, α-dystroglycan hypoglycosylation and a distinctive radiological pattern Acta Neuropathol 139(3): 564-582, Mar 2020.

Brandsema JF and Darras BT. : Chapter: Dystrophinopathies. Rosenberg's Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease, Volume 2, Sixth Edition. Elsevier Academic Press, Page: 413-436, 2020.

Rivera SR…Brandsema JF…Mathews KD: Medical management of muscle weakness in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. PLOS ONE 2020.

Brandsema J, Lee J.: Improving Outcomes in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Through Institutional Guidelines: The Role of the Health-System Pharmacist. Pharmacy Times 2020.

Brandsema JF, Gross BN, Matesanz SE. : Diagnostic Testing for Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 2020.

Brandsema, J: Optimizing Patient Care for SMA. Spinal Muscular Atrophy @ Point of Care 2020 Notes: Invited contributing editor for CME chapter.

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