Dennis J. Dlugos, MD, MSCE

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Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Division of Neurology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th and Civic Center Blvd
Colket Translational Research Building
10th floor, Room 10020
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-2950
B.A. (Theology)
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 1983.
M.D. (Medicine)
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, 1988.
M.S.C.E (Clinical Epidemiology)
Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.
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Description of Research Expertise

Epilepsy Epidemiology
Epilepsy Genetics
Clinical Prediction Models

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy
Epilepsy Genetics
Epilepsy Surgery
Clinical Neurophysiology

Selected Publications

Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project, Epi4K Consortium (including Dlugos, DJ) : Diverse genetic causes of polymicrogyria with epilepsy Epilepsia April 2021.

Millichap JJ, Harden CL, Dlugos DJ, French JA, Butterfield NH, Grayson C, Aycardi E, Pimstone SN: Capturing seizures in clinical trials of antiseizure medications for KCNQ2‐DEE. Epilepsia Open January 2021.

Blackmon K, Waechter R, Landon B, Noel T, Macpherson C, Donald T, Cudjoe N, Evans R, Burgen K, Jayatilake P, Oyegunle V, Pedraza O, Baki S, Thesen T, Dlugos D, Chari G, Patel A, Grossi-Soyster E, Krystosik A, LaBeaud A : Epilepsy surveillance in normocephalic children with prenatal Zika virus exposure. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Nov 2020.

Jayatilake P, Oyegunle V, Waechter R, Landon B, Fernandes M, Cudjoe N, Evans R, Noël T, Macpherson C, Donald T, Abdel Baki SG, Mandalaneni K, Dlugos D, Chari G, Patel AA, Grossi-Soyster EN, LaBeaud AD, Blackmon K: Focal epilepsy features in a child with Congenital Zika Syndrome Epilepsy and Behavior Reports Nov 2020.

Witzman S, Massey S, Dlugos D, Melamed S, Fitzgerald M, Fung F, Kessler S, Ferruzi M, Mucker N, LaFalce D, Haywood A, Allen-Napoli L, Donnelly M, Banwell B, Abend N : Acceptability of Standardized EEG Reporting in an Electronic Health Record. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 37: 455-461, 2020.

Hussain S, Dlugos D, Cilio M, Parikh N, Oh A, Sankar R: Synthetic pharmaceutical grade cannabidiol for treatment of refractory infantile spasms: A multicenter phase-2 study. Epilepsy and Behavior 102: 106826, 2020.

Correa DJ, Milano L, Kwon CS, Jetté N, Dlugos D, Harte-Hargrove L, Pugh MJ, Smith JK, Moshé SL : Quantitative readability analysis of websites providing information on traumatic brain injury and epilepsy: a need for clear communication. Epilepsia 61: 528-538, 2020.

Galer PD, The EPGP Investigators (including Dlugos DJ), Helbig I. : Semantic similarity analysis reveals robust gene-disease relationships in developmental and epileptic encephalopathies. American Journal of Human Genetics 107: 683-697, 2020.

Ellis CA, Berkovic SF, Epstein MP, Ottman R for the Epi4K Consortium (including Dlugos D): The “maternal effect” on epilepsy risk: analysis of familial epilepsies and reassessment of prior evidence. Annals of Neurology 87: 132-138, 2020.

The Epi25 Collaborative (including Dlugos, D): Ultra-rare genetic variation in the epilepsies: A whole-exome sequencing study of 17,606 individuals. American Journal of Human Genetics 105: 267-282, 2019.

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Last updated: 04/11/2021
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