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Nicholas Scott Abend, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Clinical Neurophysiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Scholar, Epidemiology Unit, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Strategy and Inpatient Operations, Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neurology
Colket Translational Research Building, Room 10016
3501 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
Washington University, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology )
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatrics Internship, University of Chicago Children's Hospital, 2002-2003.
Pediatrics Residency, University of Chicago Children's Hospital, 2003-2004.
Child Neurology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania , 2004-2007.
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007-2009.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2007-2008.
Certificate of Development in Leadership, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2016.
Neurology (with special qualification in child neurology) - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008.
Epilepsy - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy, EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Children and Neonates, Management of Pediatric Status Epilepticus, Identification and Management of Pediatric and Neonatal Non-Convulsive Seizures

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Epilepsy
Pediatric Electroencephalography

Selected Publications

Lein MG, Sanchez Fernandez I, Jackson M, Abend NS, Ravindra A, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Gaillard KE,Glauser WD, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Kapur K, Mikati MA, Peariso K, Tasker RC, Rchapynikov D, Topjian AA, Wainwright MS, Wilfong A, Williams K, Loddenkemper T: Association of Time to Treatment With Short-Term Outcomes for Pediatric Patients with Refractory Convulsive Status Epilepticus. JAMA Neurology 75(4): 410-418, 2018.

Abend NS, Xiao R, Kessler S, Topjian AA: Stability of early EEG background patterns after pediatric cardiac arrest. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 35(3): 246-250, 2018.

Sanchez Fernandez I, Gainza-Lein M, Abend NS, Anderson A, Arya R, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Clark J, Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Helseth AR, Jackson M, Kapur K, Lai YC, McDonough T, Mikati M, Nayak A, Peariso K, Riviello J, Tasker RC, Tchapyjnikov D, Topjian A, Waiwright M, Wilfong AA, Williams K, Loddenkemper T.: Factors associated with treatment delays in pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Neurology 90: e1692-1701, 2018.

Abend NS, Wiebe DJ, Xiao R, Massey SL, Fitzgerald M, Fung F, Topjian AA: EEG Factors After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 35(3): 251-255, 2018.

Abend NS, Massey SL, Fitzgerald M, Fung F, Atkin NJ, Xiao R, Topjian AA: Interrater Agreement of EEG Interpretation After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Using Standardized Critical Care Terminology. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 34(8): 534-541, November 2017.

Welsh S, Lin N, Topjian A, Abend N: Safety of Lacosamide in Critically Ill Children. Seizure 52: 76-80, November 2017.

Shellhaas RA, Wusthoff CJ, Tsuchida T, Glass HC, Chu CJ, Massey S, Soul JS, Wiwattanadittakun N, Abend NS, Cilio MR: Profile of neonatal epilepsies: characteristics of a prospective US cohort. Neurology 89(9): 893-899, August 2017.

Glass HC, Shellhaas RA, Tsuchida TN, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Chu CJ, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Massey SL, Abend NS, Soul JS: Seizures in Preterm Neonates: a Multicenter Observational Cohort Study. Pediatric Neurology 72: 19-24, July 2017.

Fitzgerald MP, Kessler SK, Abend NS: Early discontinuation of antiseizure medications in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Epilepsia 58(6): 1047-1053, June 2017.

Du Pont–Thibodau G, Abend NS, Topjian AA: Seizure Detection by Critical Care Providers using Amplitude-Integrated EEG and Color Density Spectral Array in Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Patients. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18: 363-369, April 2017.

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