Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Eric Lancaster, MD,PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Instructor of Neurology, The University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
3 W. Gates - Neurology
3400 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 349 5313
Fax: 215 349 5579
Lab: 215 898 0181
Graduate Group Affiliations
BS (Biomedical Engineering)
The Johns Hopkins University, 1994.
PhD (Neuroscience)
The University of Maryland, 2002.
MD (medicine)
The University of Maryland, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Medical Internship, The Hosptial of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004.
Neurology Residency, The University of Pennsyvlania, 2004-2007.
Neuromuscular clinical fellowship, The University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2008.
Neuromuscular research fellowship, The University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2010.
The American Board of Psychaitry and Neurology (ABPN) for neurology, 2008.
Special certification in Neuromuscular Medicine (by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), 2009.
Diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM; for electromyography, with recognition for scoring in the top 10%), 2009.
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Description of Research Expertise

Neuronal autoantibodies, encephalitis, acquired neuromyotonia (Isaacs' syndrome), peripheral nerve hyperexcitability, potassium channels, the glycine receptor, the GABA-B receptor, neuromuscular disorders, stiff person syndrome.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Neuromuscular disorders, electromyography (EMG), Auto-antibody mediated disorders

Selected Publications

Lancaster E and Evoli A.: Paraneoplastic disorders in thymoma patients. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 9(9): S143-S147, Sep 2014.

Lancaster E, Leypoldt F, Titulaer MJ, Honnorat J, Waters PJ, Reindl M, Höftberger R.: Immunoglobulin G antibodies to the N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor are distinct from immunoglobulin A and immunoglobulin M responses. Ann. Neurol. EPub ahead of print, Jul 2014 Notes: Letter to the editor.

Zhang C and Lancaster E. : Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration associated with non-cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma. Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 1(2): e17, Jun 2014.

Greene M, Lai Y, Baella N, Dalmau J, and Lancaster E. : Antibodies to Delta/Notch-like Epidermal growth factor-related Receptor (DNER) in patients with anti-Tr, Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration, and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. JAMA Neurology. Epub ahead of print, June 2014.

Farooqi MS, Lai Y, Lancaster E, Schmitt SE, and Sachais BS.: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange and Immunosuppressive Therapy in a Patient with Anti-GAD Antibody-Related Epilepsy: Quantification of the Antibody Response. Journal of Clinical Apheresis Epub ahead of print June 25., June. 2014.

King C, Lancaster E, Salomen D, Peles E, and Scherer SS.: Kv7.2 regulates the function of peripheral sensory neurons. Journal of Comparative Neurology. Journal of Comparative Neurology E pub ahead of print, March 2014.

Fleisher J, Richie M, Price R, Scherer SS, Dalmau J, Lancaster E.: Acquired neuromyotonia heralding recurrent thymoma in myasthenia gravis. JAMA Neurology. JAMA Neurology. 70(10): 1311-4, October 2013.

McKeon A, Martinez-Hernandez E, Lancaster E, Matsumoto JY, Harvey RJ, McEvoy KM, Pittock SJ, Lennon VA, Dalmau J. : Glycine Receptor Autoimmune Spectrum With Stiff-Man Syndrome Phenotype. Archives of Neurology Page: 1-9, October 2012 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.574. [Epub ahead of print]

Lancaster E and Dalmau J.: Neuronal autoantigens – pathogenesis, associated disorders, and antibody testing. Nature Reviews Neurology 8(7): 380-90, June 2012.

Lancaster E, Martinez-Hernandez E, Titulaer MJ, Boulos M,
 Weaver S, Antoine J-C, Liebers E, Kornblum C,
 Bien CG, Honnorat J, Wong S, Xu J, Contractor A, Balice-Gordon R, and Dalmau J.: Antibodies to Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 in the Ophelia 
syndrome. Neurology. 77(18): 1698-701, October 2011.

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