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Amy Tara Waldman, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director of Neurology Gene Therapy, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neurology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
Education:
B.A. (Chemistry)
Johns Hopkins University, 1997.
M.D. (Medicine)
Jefferson Medical College, 2002.
M.S.C.E. (Epidemiology)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatric Intern, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2002-2003.
Pediatric Resident, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2003-2004.
Neurology Resident, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2007.
Multiple Sclerosis Fellow, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2009.
Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Maintenance of Certification, 2018.
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Selected Publications

Wannasarnmetha M, Waldman A, Sollee J, Vossough A: Pseudoneoplastic Masses in Alexander disease: A Potential Misdiagnosis. Presented at the European Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting September 2024.

Bach A, Chang G, Grasso E, Hopkins S, Narula S, Waldman A, Banwell B: Association of cerebrospinal fluid-restricted oligoclonal bands with relapsing disease in pediatric myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody disease. Poster presentation at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Copenhagen, Denmark September 2024.

Armangue T, Whitehead MT, Tonduti D, Farina L, Tavasoli A, Lee B, Bernard G, Mercimek-Mahmutoglu S, Waldman A, Vanderver A: Chipmunk sign: a diagnostic imaging clue across all subtypes of Alexander disease. American Journal of Neuroradiology Page: In press, 2024.

Joung J, Gallison K, Sollee J, Vigilante N, Cooper H, Liu GW, Ballester L, Faig W, Waldman AT: Acquisition and Loss of Developmental Milestones and Time to Disease-Related Outcomes in Cerebral Alexander Disease. Journal of Child Neurology 38(13-14): 672-678, December 2023.

Nasr Z, Schoeps V, Ziaei A, Shao XM, Casper TC, Waltz M, Roalstad S, Rose J, Weinstock-Guttman B, Aaen G, Tillema JM, Rodriguez M, Ness J, Wheeler Y, Graves JS, Krupp L, Benson LA, Gorman M, Rensel M, Goyal M, Mar S, Chitnis T, Schreiner T, Lotze T, Greenberg B, Hart J, Waldman AT, Mesaros C, Barcellos LF, Waubant E: Gene-environment interactions increase the risk of pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis associated with household chemical exposures. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 94(7): 518-525, July 2023.

Rodden LN, McIntyre K, Keita M, Wells M, Park C, Profeta V, Waldman A, Rummey C, Balcer LJ, Lynch DR: Retinal hypoplasia and degeneration result in vision loss in Friedreich ataxia. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology Page: 1-10, May 2023 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1002/acn3.51830.

Gallison K, Porcari G, Sergio E, Waldman A: Natural history of seizures in Alexander disease. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA April 2023.

Sergio E, Gallison K, Porcari G, Joung J, Faig W, Liu G, Waldman A: Valproic acid is an effective anti-emetic treatment in Alexander disease. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA April 2023.

Horton MK, Shim JE, Wallace A, Graves JS, Aaen G, Greenberg B, Lotze T, Mar S, Ness J, Harris Y, Gorman MP, Benson L, Weinstock-Guttman B, Waldman A, Schreiner T, Rodriguez M, Tillema JM, Chitnis T, Krupp L, Rose J, Casper TC, Rensel M, Hart J, Quach H, Quach D, Schaefer C, Waubant E, Barcellos LF, and the Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers: Rare and low-frequency coding genetic variants contribute to pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal 29(4-5): 505-511, April 2023.

Sollee J, Lavery A, Liu G, Pistilli M, Ying GS, Waldman A: Longitudinal Assessment of High- and Low-Contrast Visual Acuity in Normally-Sighted Children. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA April 2023.

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