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Thornton B.A. Mason II, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.E.

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Sleep Medicine Fellowship Director, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Medical Director, 9 South Neurology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Division of Neurology
Colket Translational Research Bldg., 10th Floor
3501 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
B.A. (Biology)
University of Virginia , 1986.
MD (Medicine)
Medical College of Virginia, 1990.
PhD (Neurobiology)
Columbia University, 2000.
M.S.C.E. (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Pediatrics, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1990-1992.
Resident in Pediatric Neurology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1992-1995.
Fellowship in Sleep Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia / University of Pennsylvania, 2000-2001.
National Research Services Award Fellow (K-12), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000-2001.
American Board of Pediatrics, Maintenance of Certification, 2010.
Recertified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Subspecialty Certification in Sleep Medicine, 2016.
Recertified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2016.
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Selected Publications

Mason TBA, De Vivo DC: Myopathies of systemic disease. Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence, a Clinician’s Approach. Philadelphia: Butterworth Heinemann. Jones HR Jr., De Vivo DC, and Darras BT (eds.). Page: 765-782, 2003.

Mindell JA, Mason TBA: Sleep problems and disorders. Pediatrics. St. Louis; Harcourt. Osborn L, DeWitt T, and First L (eds.). Page: 1608-1613, 2005.

Ward T, Mason TBA. : Sleep disorders in children. Nursing Clinics of North America 37(4): 693-706, 2002.

Wolpowitz D, Mason TBA, Dietrich P, Mendelsohn M, Talmage D, Role LR. : Cysteine-rich domain isoforms of the Neuregulin-1 gene are required for maintenance of peripheral synapses. Neuron 25(1): 79-91, 2000.

Mason TBA, De Vivo DC: Floppy infant syndrome. Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 10th edition. New York; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Roland LP (eds.). Page: 473-475, 2000.

Mason T, Wolpowitz D, Role L. : CRD-NRG-1 in murine tongue synaptogenesis. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 25: 231, 1999.

Mason TBA, De Vivo DC: The hypotonic infant. Motor Disorders.Philadelphia; Lippincott-Raven Younger DS (eds.). Page: 103-109, 1999.

Wolpowitz D, Mason T, Role L: CRD-NRG in mouse peripheral nervous system development. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 24: 1785, 1998.

Mason TBA, Chiriboga CA, Feldstein NA, Kartha K, Khandji AG: A massive intracranial arachnoid cyst in a developmentally normal infant: case report and review of the literature. Pediatric Neurology 16(1): 59-62, 1997.

Mason TBA, Chiriboga CA, Cargan AL, Hauger SB, La Russa PL, Glick RS, Carmel PW, Khandji AG, De Vivo DC: Post-inflammatory hydrocephalus and intracranial mass lesion from Candida in an immunocompetent child. Journal of Child Neurology 11(4): 336-341, 1996.

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