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Laura A Adang, M.D., PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3400 Civic Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1710
Education:
BS (Interdisciplinary Studies: Neurology - Magna cum laude with Honors)
University of Georgia, 2001.
PhD (Microbiology)
University of Virginia, 2007.
MD
University of Virginia, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatric Residency, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2009-2011.
Child Neurology Residency, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2014.
Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2015-2016.
Lysosomal Disease Network (LDN) research fellowship, CHOP, 2017-2018.
Masters of Translational Research, Penn, 2018-2020.
Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Leukodystrophies

Description of Research Expertise

Clinical and biologic outcome measures in the leukodystrophies

Selected Publications

Adang LA, Gavazzi F, D'Aiello R, Isaacs D, Bronner N, Arici ZS, Flores Z, Jan A, Scher C, Sherbini O, Behrens EM, Goldbach-Mansky R, Olson TS, Lambert MP, Sullivan KE, Teachey DT, Witmer C, Vanderver A, Shults J.: Hematologic abnormalities in Aicardi Goutières Syndrome. Mol Genet Metab Jun 2022.

Priestley JRC, Adang LA, Drewes Williams S, Lichter-Konecki U, Menello C, Engelhardt NM, DiPerna JC, DiBoscio B, Ahrens-Nicklas RC, Edmondson AC, Reynoso Santos FJ, Ficicioglu C.: Newborn Screening for X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy: Review of Data and Outcomes in Pennsylvania. Int J Neonatal Screen 8: 24, Mar 2022.

Schoenmakers DH, Beerepoot S, van den Berg S, Adang L, Bley A, Boelens JJ, Fumagalli F, Goettsch WG, Grønborg S, Groeschel S, van Hasselt PM, Hollak CEM, Lindemans C, Mochel F, Mol PGM, Sevin C, Zerem A, Schöls L, Wolf NI.: Modified Delphi procedure-based expert consensus on endpoints for an international disease registry for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: The European Metachromatic Leukodystrophy initiative (MLDi). Orphanet J Rare Dis 17: 48, Feb 2022.

Cheung A, Argyriou C, Yergeau C, D'Souza Y, Riou É, Lévesque S, Raymond G, Daba M, Rtskhiladze I, Tkemaladze T, Adang L, La Piana R, Bernard G, Braverman N.: Clinical, neuroradiological, and molecular characterization of patients with atypical Zellweger spectrum disorder caused by PEX16 mutations: a case series. Neurogenetics 2022.

Tinker RJ, Falk MJ, Goldstein A, George-Sankoh I, Xiao R, Adang L, Ganetzky R.: Early developmental delay in Leigh syndrome spectrum disorders is associated with poor clinical prognosis. Mol Genet Metab 2022.

Cetin Gedik K, Lamot L, Romano M, Demirkaya E, Piskin D, Torreggiani S, Adang LA, Armangue T, Barchus K, Cordova DR, Crow YJ, Dale RC, Durrant KL, Eleftheriou D, Fazzi EM, Gattorno M, Gavazzi F, Hanson EP, Lee-Kirsch MA, Montealegre Sanchez GA, Neven B, Orcesi S, Ozen S, Poli MC, Schumacher E, Tonduti D, Uss K, Aletaha D, Feldman BM, Vanderver A, Brogan PA, Goldbach-Mansky R.: The 2021 European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology/American College of Rheumatology Points to Consider for Diagnosis and Management of Autoinflammatory Type I Interferonopathies: CANDLE/PRAAS, SAVI, and AGS. Arthritis Rheumatol 2022.

David Isaacs, Serap Arici, Ani Dixit, Russell D'Aiello, Zaida Flores, Francesco Gavazzi, Kayla Muirhead, Bridget Slattery, Omar Sherbini, Ariel Vincent, Justine Shults, Adeline Vanderver, Laura Adang: Systemic Complications of Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome. ANA annual meeting 2022.

Lordan R, Prior S, Hennessy E, Naik A, Ghosh S, Paschos GK, Skarke C, Barekat K, Hollingsworth T, Juska S, Mazaleuskaya LL, Teegarden S, Glascock AL, Anderson S, Meng H, Tang SY, Weljie A, Bottalico L, Ricciotti E, Cherfane P, Mrcela A, Grant G, Poole K, Mayer N, Waring M, Adang L, Becker J, Fries S, FitzGerald GA, Grosser T.: Considerations for the Safe Operation of Schools During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Front Public Health 9: 751451, Dec 2021.

Gavazzi F, Charsar BA, Williams C, Shults J, Alves CA, Adang L, Vanderver A.: Acquisition of Developmental Milestones in Hypomyelination With Atrophy of the Basal Ganglia and Cerebellum and Other TUBB4A-Related Leukoencephalopathy. J Child Neurol Apr 2021.

Gavazzi F, Cross ZM, Woidill S, McMann JM, Rand EB, Takanohashi A, Ulrick N, Shults J, Vanderver AL, Adang L.: Hepatic Involvement in Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome. Neuropediatrics Jan 2021.

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