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Donna J Stephenson, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Attending Physician, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Head, Community Neurology Section, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director of Operations and Outreach, Division of Neurology, Children's Hospital of Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Specialty Care Center Brandywine Valley
819 Baltimore Pike
Glenn Mills, PA 19342
Office: 267-425-8500
Fax: 267-425-8517
none (Combined Studies in Science)
The University of Leeds, 1988.
B.S. (Biology/Psychology)
Juniata College, 1989.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1995.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, 1995-1996.
Resident in Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, 1996-1997.
Resident in Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1997-2000.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2001.
The American Board of Pediatrics- expired 2009, 2002.
The American Board of Psychology and Neurology, 2012.
Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I have a special interest in neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, Autism, Tourette Syndrome, Learning Disabilities and Developmental Delay.

Selected Publications

Vernau, BT, Stephenson, DJ: Delayed Onset Abducens Palsy in a Concussed Child. Current Sports Medicine Reports 17(1): 20-22, January 2018.

Stephenson, D. J. and Hall, A.L: An Integrative Approach to Pediatric Headache Management: Nutraceuticals. Current Pediatrics Reports. Stephenson, D. J. (eds.). Springerlink, 5(2): 77-85, June 2017.

Gofshteyn JS1, Stephenson DJ2: Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Headache. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 46(2): 36-51, Feb 2016 Notes: Epub 2015 Dec 29.

Donna J. Stephenson: Chapter 49 - How do I diagnose tics and how do I treat them? When is it considered Tourette Syndrome? Curbside Consult in Pediatric Neurology: 49 Clinical Questions. Licht, D and Ryan, N (eds.). SLACK Incorporated, 2015.

Donna J. Stephenson: Chapter 13 - What is a Breath Holding Spell? Can it be treated? Curbside Consults in Pediatric Neurology: 49 Clinical Questions. Licht, D and Ryan N (eds.). SLACK Incorporated, 2015.

Stephenson, D.J.: Migraine Prevention. Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders. Singer, H. et. al. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, Page: 225-228, 2005.

Stephenson, D.J. and Singer, H.: Tourette Syndrome. Diseases of the Nervous System: Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutic Principles (3rd edition). Asbury, A, et. al. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Page: 551-567, 2002.

Stephenson, Donna J.; Bezman, Lena; Raymond, Gerald V.: Acute Presentations of Adrenal Leukodystrophy. Neuropediatrics 31(6): 293-297, December 2000.

Boatman, Dana; Stephenson, Donna J.; Vining, Eileen P.G.; Freeman, John M.: Left Mesial Temporal Lobe Dysfunction Can Interfere with Right Sided Language Function. American Epilepsy Society 1999.

Dal Porto, J., Johansen, T., Catipovic, B., Parfitt, D.J.,Tuveson, D., Gether, U., Kozlowski, S., Fearon, D., and Schneck, J. : A Soluble Divalent Class I Major Histocompatability Complex Molecule Inhibits Alloreactive T cells at Nanomolar Concentrations. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 90(14): 6671-6675, 1993.

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