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Danielle Sandsmark, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Neurocritical Care Research, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Program Director of Neurocritical Care Fellowship , University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

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Department of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St
3 West Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (Molecular Biology)
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2001.
Ph.D. (Neurosciences)
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2006.
M.D. (Medical Doctorate)
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2008.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2008-2009.
Resident, Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2012.
Fellow, Neurocritical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2014.
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, 2013.
United Council for Neurological Subspecialties, 2015.
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Selected Publications

Silverman, EL Sandsmark, DK Field, RI : Assessment of Resident Physician Comfort in Screening for Social Determinants of Health in a Specialty Clinic Population. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. DOI: 10.1017/jme.2024.22, 51: 874-879, 2024.

Chow CP, Chesley CF, Ward M, Neergaard R, Prasad TV, Dress EM, Reagan S, Kalyani P, Smyk N, Turner AP, Agyekum RS, Ittner CAG, Sandsmark DK, Meyer NJ, Harhay MO, Kohn R, Auriemma CL: Patient perspectives on life and recovery 1 year after COVID-19 hospitalization. J Gen Intern Med 2: 1-9, June 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11606-023-08246-9 PMID 37268779

Leshko NA Lamore RF Zielke MK Sandsmark DK Schmidt LE : Adherence to Established Blood Pressure Targets and Associated Complications in Patients Presenting with Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage Neurocritical Care February 2023 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12028-023-01679-4.

Gugger JJ, Walter AE, Parker D, Sinha N, Morrison J, Ware J, Schneider ALC, Petrov D, Sandsmark DK, Verma R, Diaz-Arrastia R.: Longitudinal abnormalities in white matter extracellular free water volume fraction and neuropsychological functioning in patients with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma Jan 2023.

Nelson T Walter A Gugger J Schneider A Sandsmark DK Diaz-Arrastia R Ware JB: Examining Glymphatic Flow after Traumatic Brain Injury Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging. American Academy of Neurology annual meeting 2023.

Walter A and Sandsmark D: The Importance of Social Contact on Brain Atrophy among Older Individuals. Neurology Neurology 2023.

Thomas R, Lynch CE, Campbell C, Chidomere O, Kilianski J, Ding K, Madden C, Sandsmark DK, Diaz-Asstia R, Gatson J: Plasma von Willebrand Factor Is Elevated Hyperacutely After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurotrauma Reports 4, 2023.

Ware J Sandsmark DK Diaz-Arrastia R: Neuroimaging in Concussion (accepted for publication). Neuroimaging Clinics 2023.

Ramchand P and Sandsmark DK: Intracranial Pressure Monitoring. Neurologic and Systemic Monitoring in Neurocritical Care Joshua Levine, MD (eds.). 2023 Notes: In press.

Sandsmark DK. Moore M: Clinical Updates in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion) (accepted for publication). Neuroimaging Clinics. Elsevier Inc. 2023 Notes: in-press, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nic.2023.01.003.

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