John 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., 10th 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

Kim AG, Upah SA, Brandsema JF, Yum SW, Blinman TA. : Thorascopic thymectomy for juvenile myasthenia gravis. Pediatric Surgery International 35(5): 603-610, May 2019.

Burgart, AM, Magnus D, Tabor HK, Paquette ED, Frader J, Glover JJ, Jackson BM, Harrison CH, Urion DK, Graham RJ, Brandsema JF, Feudtner C: Ethical Challenges Confronted When Providing Nusinersen Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. JAMA Pediatrics 172(2): 188-192, Feb 2018.

Kichula EA, Yum SW, Brandsema J. : Spinal muscular atrophy: entering the treatment age. Current Pediatr Rep 6(1): 9-15, Jan 2018.

Licht D, Brandsema J, von Rhein M, and Latal B.: Neurologic Disorders in Children with Heart Disease. Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology (Sixth Edition). K. Swaiman et al (eds.). Page: 1205-1214, 2017.

Brandsema, John: Book Review: "Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, 4th Edition". World Neurology 31(3): 4, May 2016.

Brandsema, JF and Darras, B: Dystrophinopathies. Seminars in Neurology 34(4): 369-84, August 2015.

Brandsema, J, Widjaja E, Sharma R, BenDavid G, Hahn D: Safety and Quality of Neuroimaging scans with Conductive Plastic Electrodes for Continuous EEG Monitoring in Children. (Presented at American Academy of Neurology Meeting, New Orleans, 2012). 2012.

Brandsema JF, Stephens D, Hartley J, Yoon G.: Intermediate-dose idebenone and quality of life in Friedreich ataxia. Pediatric Neurology 42(5): 338-42, 2010 May.

Rea D, Brandsema JF, Armstrong D, Parkin PC, Deveber G, Macgregor D, Logan WJ, Askalan R. : Cerebral Arteriopathy in Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Pediatrics 124(3): 476-483, Sept 2009.

Pogue BW, Pitts JD, Mycek MA, Sloboda RD, Wilmot CM, Brandsema JF, O'Hara JA. : In vivo NADH fluorescence monitoring as an assay for cellular damage in photodynamic therapy. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 74(6): 817-824, Dec 2001.

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