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Sona Narula

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA (Neurosicence and Behavior, magna cum laude)
Columbia University, 2004.
MD
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.
Certifications
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

Selected Publications

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 2019.

Hill BJ, Narula S, Mian AY, Shekdar KV, Banwell B, Vossough A.: The Spectrum of MRI findings in Anti-Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody Associated CNS Demyelination in Children. Abstract for oral presentation, American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), New Orleans, LA Abstract for oral presentation, American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), New Orleans, LA 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 2019.

Narula S, Yeshokumar AK, Banwell B: Central Nervous System Vasculitis. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 21st edition 2019.

Szperka CL, VanderPluym J, Orr SL, Oakley CB, Qubty W, Patniyot I, Lagman-Bartolome AM, Morris C, Gautreaux J, Victorio MC, Hagler S, Narula S, Candee MS, Cleves-Bayon C, Rao R, Fryer RH, Bicknese AR, Yonker M, Hershey AD, Powers SW, Goadsby PJ, Gelfand AA.: Recommendations on the Use of Anti-CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies in Children and Adolescents. Headache 58(10): 1658-1669, 2018.

Narula S, Waldman A: Neuromyelitis Optic Spectrum Disorder with Brainstem Presentation.” Pediatric Demyelination and Their Mimics: A case-based clinical guide. Pediatric Demyelination and Their Mimics: A case-based clinical guide 2018.

Makhani N, Lebrun C, Siva A, Brassat D, Carra-Dalliere C, de Seze J, Du W, Durand-Dubeif F, Kantarci OH, Langille M, Narula S, et al: The Radiologically Isolated Syndrome in Children: Clinical and Radiological Outcomes. Neurology: Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation September 2017.

Datta R, Sethi V, Ly S, Waldman AT, Narula S, et al: 7T MRI Visualization of Cortical Lesions in Adolescents and Young Adults with Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Neuroimaging August 2017.

Yeshokumar AK, Narula S, Banwell B: Pediatric multiple sclerosis. Curr Opin Neurol 30(3): 216-221, 2017.

Marino A, Narula S, Lerman MA: First Pediatric Patient with Neuromyelitis Optica and Sjogren Syndrome Successfully Treated with Tocilizumab. Pediatr Neurol 73, 2017.

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