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Sona Narula, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department: Neurology

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (Neurosicence and Behavior, magna cum laude)
Columbia University, 2004.
Weill Cornell Medical College, 2008.
Cert (Clinical Research, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008-2009.
Resident, Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2009-2010.
Resident, Child Neurology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010-2013.
Fellow, Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013-2015.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certification in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Multiple Sclerosis and other Neuro-inflammatory Disorders
Transition of Care

Selected Publications

Sona Narula : Transition of Care to Adult Neuroimmunology Seminars in Pediatric Neurology (46), July 2023.

Cristina M Gaudioso, Soe Mar, T Charles Casper, Rachel Codden, Adam Nguyen, Gregory Aaen, Leslie Benson, Tanuja Chitnis, Carla Francisco, Mark P Gorman, Manu S Goyal, Jennifer Graves, Benjamin M Greenberg, Janace Hart, Lauren Krupp, Timothy Lotze, Sona Narula, Sean J Pittock, Mary Rensel, Moses Rodriguez, John Rose, Teri Schreiner, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Amy Waldman, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Yolanda Wheeler, Emmanuelle Waubant, Eoin P Flanagan; United States Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers: MOG and AQP4 Antibodies among Children with Multiple Sclerosis and Controls. Annals of Neurology 93(2), February 2023.

Garland N, Gilmore H, Jacobs D, Narula S, and Zimmerman V.: Exploring benefits, to both patients and health care providers, of a dedicated support group for young adult patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Abstract for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 2022.

Alexis Karlin and Sona Narula : Spinal Cord Disorders Netters Pediatrics Textbook 2021.

Jacobs D, Narula S, and Zimmerman V: Development of an Effective Age-Span Program for Women with Multiple Sclerosis: A Patient Perspective. The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Virtual Meeting 2020

Hardy D and Narula, S: Antibody-Mediated Inflammatory Central Nervous System Disorders of Childhood. Practical Neurology 2020(March): 50-55, March 2020.

Gmuca S, Hardy DI, Narula S, Stoll S, Harris J, Zhao Y, Xiao R, Weiss PF, Waldman AT, Gerber JS.: Validation of claims-based diagnoses of adult and pediatric neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and variations in diagnostic evaluation and treatment initiation. Mult Scler Relat Disord 37: 101488, January 2020.

Matesanz S, Kotch C, Perrone C, Waanders AJ, Hill B, Narula S: Expanding the MOG phenotype: Brainstem encephalitis with punctate and curvilinear enhancement. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 6(6): e619, September 2019.

Waldman AT, Yeshokumar AK, Lavery A, Liu G, Pineles SL, Repka MX, Adang L, Narula S, Liu GT.: Validation of a symptom-based questionnaire for pediatric CNS demyelinating diseases. J AAPOS 23(3): 157, June 2019.

Makhani N, Lebrun C, Siva A, Narula S, Wassmer E, Brassat D, Brenton JN, Cabre P, Carra Dallière C, de Seze J, Durand Dubief F, Inglese M, Langille M, Mathey G, Neuteboom RF, Pelletier J, Pohl D, Reich DS, Ignacio Rojas J, Shabanova V, Shapiro ED, Stone RT, Tenembaum S, Tintoré M, Uygunoglu U, Vargas W, Venkateswaren S, Vermersch P, Kantarci O, Okuda DT, Pelletier D; Observatoire Francophone de la Sclérose en Plaques (OFSEP), Société Francophone de la Sclérose en Plaques (SFSEP), the Radiologically Isolated Syndrome Consortium (RISC) and the Pediatric Radiologically Isolated Syndrome Consortium (PARIS).: Oligoclonal bands increase the specificity of MRI criteria to predict multiple sclerosis in children with radiologically isolated syndrome. Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin 20(5): 2055217319836664, March 2019.

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Last updated: 08/02/2023
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