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Colin A Ellis, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
3 West Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-5166
Fax: 215-349-5733
Brown University, 2005.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013.
Resident in Epilepsy, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2016.
Fellow in Epilepsy, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2017.
Fellow, Epilepsy & Genetics, University of Melbourne and Austin Health Melbourne, Australia, 2017-2018.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2017-2019.
Diplomat - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology , 2016.
Epilepsy Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Epilepsy; Genetics

Description of Research Expertise

Epilepsy; Genetics

Selected Publications

Ellis CA, Berkovic SF, Epstein MP, Ottman R; Epi4K Consortium.: The "maternal effect" on epilepsy risk: Analysis of familial epilepsies and reassessment of prior evidence. Annals of Neurology 87(1): 132-138, Jan 2020.

Ellis CA, Petrovski S, Berkovic SF.: Epilepsy genetics: clinical impacts and biological insights. Lancet Neurology 19(1): 93-100, Jan 2020.

Leu C, Stevelink R, Smith AW, Goleva SB, Kanai M, Ferguson L, Campbell C, Kamatani Y, Okada Y, Sisodiya SM, Cavalleri GL, Koeleman BPC, Lerche H, Jehi L, Davis LK, Najm IM, Palotie A, Daly MJ, Busch RM; Epi25 Consortium, Lal D.: Polygenic burden in focal and generalized epilepsies. Brain 142(11): 3473-3481, Nov 2019.

Epi25 Collaborative: Ultra-Rare Genetic Variation in the Epilepsies: A Whole-Exome Sequencing Study of 17,606 Individuals. American Journal of Human Genetics 105(2): 267-282, Aug 2019.

Ellis CA, Churilov L, Epstein MP, Xie SX, Bellows ST, Ottman R, Berkovic SF, Epi4K Consortium.: Epilepsy in families: Age at onset is a familial trait, independent of syndrome. Annals of Neurology 86(1): 91-98, Jul 2019.

Ellis CA, Balu R.: Authors' Reply Re: Cerebrospinal Fluid in Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome. Neurohospitalist 9(3): 126, Jul 2019 Notes:

Helbig I, Lopez-Hernandez T, Shor O, Galer P, Ganesan S, Pendziwiat M, Rademacher A, Ellis CA, Hümpfer N, Schwarz N, Seiffert S, Peeden J, Shen J, Štěrbová K, Hammer TB, Møller RS, Shinde DN, Tang S, Smith L, Poduri A, Krause R, Benninger F, Helbig KL, Haucke V, Weber YG; EuroEPINOMICS-RES Consortium; GRIN Consortium.: A Recurrent Missense Variant in AP2M1 Impairs Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis and Causes Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathy. American Journal of Human Genetics 104(6): 1060-1072, Jun 2019.

Ellis CA, McClelland AC, Mohan S, Kuo E, Kasner SE, Zhang C, Khankhanian P, Balu R. : Cerebrospinal fluid in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: implications of elevated protein and pleocytosis. Neurohospitalist 9(2): 58-64, Apr 2019.

Myers KA, Davey MJ, Ching M, Ellis C, Grinton BE, Roten A, Lightfoot PA, Scheffer IE. : Randomized Controlled Trial of Melatonin for Sleep Disturbance in Dravet Syndrome: The DREAMS Study. J Clin Sleep Med 14(10): 1697-1704, Oct 2018.

Hill CE, Parikh AO, Ellis C, Myers JS, Litt B. : Timing Is Everything: Where Status Epilepticus Treatment Fails. Annals of Neurology 82(2): 155-165, Aug 2017.

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