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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
Education:
BS
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.
Certifications
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

Fung FW, Jacobwitz M, Parikh DS, Vala L, Donnelly M, Fan J, Xiao R, Topjian AA, Abend NS: Development of a Model to Predict Electroencephalographic Seizures in Critically Ill Children. Epilepsia 61(3): 498-508, 2020.

Massey SL, Abend NS, Gaynor JW, Licht DJ, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA, Xiao R, Naim MY: Electroencephalographic Patterns Preceding Cardiac Arrest in Neonates Following Cardiac Surgery. Resuscitation 144: 67-74, 2019.

Lee S, Zhao X, Topjian AA, Litt B, Abend NS: Quantitative EEG Predicts Outcomes in Children after Cardiac Arrest. Neurology 92(20): c2329-2338, 2019.

Fung FW, Topjian AA, Xiao R, Abend NS: EEG Features for Outcome Prediction After Cardiac Arrest in Children. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 36(5): 349-357, 2019.

Sansevere AJ, Arya R, Sánchez Fernández I, Gaillard WD, Tasker RC, Lai YC, Anderson AE, Tchapyjnikov D, Chapman KE, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Gaínza-Lein M, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Jackson MC, Kapur K, Mikati MA, Peariso K, Glauser TA, Topjian AA, Wainwright M, Wilfong AA, Williams KL, Loddenkemper T, Abend NS: Electroencephalographic Reporting for Refractory Status Epilepticus. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 36(5): 365-370, 2019.

Shellhaas RA, Chang R, Wusthoff CJ, Soul JS, Masse SL, Chu CJ, Cilio MR, Bonifacio SL, Abend NS, Tsuchida T, Glass HC: Response to anti-seizure medication in neonates with acute symptomatic seizures. Epilepsia 60(3): c20-c24, 2019.

Vespa PM, Shrestha V, Abend N, Agoston D, Au A, Bell MJ, Bleck TP, Blanco MB, Claassen J, Diaz-Arrastia R, Duncan D, Ellingson B, Foreman B, Gilmore EJ, Hirsch L, Hunn M, Kamnaksh A, McArthur D, Morokoff A, O'Brien T, O'Phelan K, Robertson CL, Rosenthal E, Staba R, Toga A, Willyerd FA, Zimmermann L, Yam E, Martinez S, Real C, Engel J Jr; EpiBioS4Rx Study Group, Agoston D, Au A, Bell MJ, Bleck Thomas P, Branch C, Buitrago Blanco M, Bullock R, Burrows BT, Claassen J, Clarke R, Cloyd J, Coles L, Crawford K, Diaz-Arrastia R, Duncan D, Ellingson B, Engel J, Foreman B, Galanopoulou A, Gilmore E, Grohn O, Harris N, Hartings J, Lawrence H, Hunn M, Jette N, Johnston L, Jones N, Kanner A, McArthur D, Monti M, Morokoff A, Moshe S, Mowrey W, O'Brien T, O'Phelan K, Pitkanen A, Raman R, Robertson C, Rosenthal E, Shultz S, Snutch T, Staba R, Toga A, Van Horn J, Vespa P, Willyerd F, Zimmermann L. : The epilepsy bioinformatics study for anti-epileptogenic therapy (EpiBioS4Rx) clinical biomarker: Study design and protocol. Neurobiol Disease 123: 110-114, 2019.

Fung FW, Topjian AA, Jacobwitz M, Vala L, Donnelly M, Parih D, Xiao R, Abend NS: Electroencephalographic Seizures in Critically Ill Children: Management and Adverse Events. Epilepsia 60(10): 2095-2104, 2019.

Sánchez Fernández I, Gaínza-Lein M, Abend NS, Amengual Gual M, Anderson A, Arya R, Brenton JN, Carpenter JL, Chapman K, Clark J, Farias Moeller R, Gaillard WD, , Glauser TA, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Guerriero R, Hecox K, Jackson M, Kapur K, Kelley SA, Kossoff EHW, Lai Y, McDonough TL, Mikati MA, Morgan L, Novotny EJ, Ostendorf AP, Payne ET, Peariso K, Piantino J, Riviello JJ, Sannagowdara K, Stafstrom CE, Tasker RC, Tchapyjnikov D, Topjian A, Vasquez A, Wainwright MS, Wilfong A, Williams K, Loddenkemper T, on behalf of the Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG): The onset of pediatric refractory status epilepticus is not distributed uniformly during the day. Seizure 70: 90-96, 2019.

Fitzgerald MP, Donnelly M, Vala L, Allen-Napoli L, Abend NS: Collodion Remover Can Degrade Plastic-Containing Medical Devices Commonly Used in the Intensive Care Unit. Neurodiagnostic Journal(59), 163-168, 3 2019.

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