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Mark P Fitzgerald, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
3401 Civic Center Blvd
Division of Neurology
The Hub for Clinical Collaboration, 10553
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2155901719
Fax: 2155901771
Education:
BS (Psychology, Philosophy, Neuroscience)
University of Scranton, 2002.
PhD (Neuroscience)
University of Virginia, 2010.
MD (Medicine)
University of Virginia, 2011.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident - Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2011-2013.
Resident - Child Neurology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013-2016.
Fellow - Epilepsy, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2016-2017.
Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Child Neurology, 2016.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Epilepsy, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Neonatal and early life epilepsies, Genetic epilepsy

Description of Research Expertise

I am interested in neurodevelopmental and epilepsy outcomes in patients with neonatal and early-onset epilepsy, particularly epilepsies with a genetic etiology.

Selected Publications

Sara E. Molisani, Darshana Parikh, Marissa DiGiovine, Dennis Dlugos, Mark P. Fitzgerald, Lawrence Fried, Ingo Helbig, Sudha Kilaru Kessler, Pamela Pojomovsky McDonnell, Susan Melamed, Marisa S. Prelack, Uzma Sharif, Sarah Tefft, Jaclyn Tencer, Stephanie Witzman, Kathy Shaw, Nicholas S. Abend : A quality improvement initiative to improve folic acid supplementation counseling for adolescent females with epilepsy. Epilepsia 64(10): 2818-2826, October 2023.

Jillian L. McKee, Michael C. Kaufman, Alexander K. Gonzalez, Mark P. Fitzgerald, Shavonne L. Massey, France Fung, Sudha K. Kessler, Stephanie Witzman, Nicholas S. Abend, Ingo Helbig: Leveraging electronic medical record-embedded standardised electroencephalogram reporting to develop neonatal seizure prediction models: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Digit Health 5(4): e217-e226, April 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(23)00004-3.

Craddock KE; McKee JL; Fitzgerald M; Ahrens-Nicklas R; Agarwal S: Neonatal Hypertonia and Progressive Respiratory Failure due to Novel Heterozygous Mutation in ATAD1. Pediatric neurology 142: 56-57, February 2023.

Burglen L, Van Hoeymissen E, Qebibo L, Barth M, Belnap N, Boschann F, Depienne C, De Clercq K, Douglas A, Fitzgerald MP, Foulds N, Garel C, Helbig I, Held K, Horn D, Janssen A, Kaindl A, Narayanan V, Prager C, Rupin M, Afenjar A, Zhao S, Ramaekers V, Ruggiero S, Thomas S, Valence S, Van Maldergem L, Rohacs T, Rodriguez D, Dyment D, Voets TVriens J: Gain-of-function variants in the ion channel gene TRPM3 underlie a spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders. eLife 12: e81032, January 2023.

Kaufman MC, Xian J, Galer PD, Parthasarathy S, Gonzalez AK, Helbig K, McKeown S, Prelack MS, Fitzgerald MP, Craig S, Rametta SC, Fridinger SE, Sharif U, Melamed SE, DiGiovine M, Fried L, Malcolm MP, Kessler SK, Chadehumbe M, Szperka CL, Chuo J, Caffe L, Stephenson DJ, Banwell BL, Goldberg E, Abend NS, and Helbig I.: Child neurology telemedicine: analyzing 14,820 encounters during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology Page: DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.15406, 2022.

France W Fung, Darshana S Parikh, Shavonne L Massey, Mark P Fitzgerald, Lisa Vala, Maureen Donnelly, Marin Jacobwitz, Sudha K Kessler, Alexis A Topjian, Nicholas S Abend: Periodic and rhythmic patterns in critically ill children: Incidence, interrater agreement, and seizures. Epilepsia 62(12): 2955-2967, December 2021.

Fitzgerald MP, Massey SL, Fung FW, Puopolo KM, Posencheg M, Allen-Napoli L, Malcolm M, Abend NS: Expanding Access to Continuous EEG Monitoring in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. J Clin Neurophysiol. 38(6): doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000730, November 2021.

Katrine M Johannesen, Yuanyuan Liu, Mahmoud Koko, Cathrine E Gjerulfsen, Lukas Sonnenberg, Julian Schubert, Christina D Fenger, Ahmed Eltokhi, Maert Rannap, Nils A Koch, Stephan Lauxmann, Johanna Krüger, Josua Kegele, Laura Canafoglia, Silvana Franceschetti, Thomas Mayer, Johannes Rebstock, Pia Zacher, Susanne Ruf, Michael Alber, Katalin Sterbova, Petra Lassuthová, Marketa Vlckova, Johannes R Lemke, Konrad Platzer, Ilona Krey, Constanze Heine, Dagmar Wieczorek, Judith Kroell-Seger, Caroline Lund, Karl Martin Klein, P Y Billie Au, Jong M Rho, Alice W Ho, Silvia Masnada, Pierangelo Veggiotti, Lucio Giordano, Patrizia Accorsi, Christina E Hoei-Hansen, Pasquale Striano, Federico Zara, Helene Verhelst, Judith S Verhoeven, Bert van der Zwaag, Aster V E Harder, Eva Brilstra, Manuela Pendziwiat, Sebastian Lebon, Maria Vaccarezza, Ngoc Minh Le, Jakob Christensen, Sabine Grønborg, Stephen W Scherer, Jennifer Howe, Walid Fazeli, Katherine B Howell, Richard Leventer, Chloe Stutterd, Sonja Walsh, Marion Gerard, Bénédicte Gerard, Sara Matricardi, Claudia M Bonardi, Stefano Sartori, Andrea Berger, Dorota Hoffman-Zacharska, Massimo Mastrangelo, Francesca Darra, Arve Vøllo, M Mahdi Motazacker, Phillis Lakeman, Mathilde Nizon, Cornelia Betzler, Cecilia Altuzarra, Roseline Caume, Agathe Roubertie, Philippe Gélisse, Carla Marini, Renzo Guerrini, Frederic Bilan, Daniel Tibussek, Margarete Koch-Hogrebe, M Scott Perry, Shoji Ichikawa, Elena Dadali, Artem Sharkov, Irina Mishina, Mikhail Abramov, Ilya Kanivets, Sergey Korostelev, Sergey Kutsev, Karen E Wain, Nancy Eisenhauer, Monisa Wagner, Juliann M Savatt, Karen Müller-Schlüter, Haim Bassan, Artem Borovikov, Marie-Cecile Nassogne, Anne Destrée, An-Sofie Schoonjans, Marije Meuwissen, Marga Buzatu, Anna Jansen, Emmanuel Scalais, Siddharth Srivastava, Wen-Hann Tan, Heather E Olson, Tobias Loddenkemper, Annapurna Poduri, Katherine L Helbig, Ingo Helbig, Mark P Fitzgerald, Ethan M Goldberg, Timo Roser, Ingo Borggraefe, Tobias Brünger, Patrick May, Dennis Lal, Damien Lederer, Guido Rubboli, Henrike O Heyne, Gaetan Lesca, Ulrike B S Hedrich, Jan Benda, Elena Gardella, Holger Lerche, Rikke S Møller: Genotype-phenotype correlations in SCN8A-related disorders reveal prognostic and therapeutic implications. Brain 145(9): 2991-3009, September 2021.

Fitzgerald MP, Kaufman MC, Massey SL, Fridinger S, Prelack M, Ellis C, Ortiz-Gonzalez X, Fried LE, DiGiovine MP, CHOP Pediatric Epilepsy Program Collaborative, Melamed S, Malcolm M, Banwell B, Stephenson D, Witzman SM, Gonzalez A, Dlugos D, Kessler SK, Goldberg EM, Abend NS, Helbig I.: Assessing seizure burden in pediatric epilepsy using an electronic medical record-based tool through a common data element approach. Epilepsia 62(7): 1617-1628, July 2021.

Bonardi CM, Heyne HO, Fiannacca M, Fitzgerald MP, Gardella E, Gunning B, Olofsson K, Lesca G, Verbeek N, Stamberger H, Striano P, Zara F, Mancardi MM, Nava C, Syrbe S, Buono S, Baulac S, Coppola A, Weckhuysen S, Schoonjans AS, Ceulemans B, Sarret C, Baumgartner T, Muhle H, des Portes V, Toulouse J, Nougues MC, Rossi M, Demarquay G, Ville D, Hirsch E, Maurey H, Willems M, de Bellescize, J, Altuzarra CD, Villeneuve N, Bartolomei F, Picard F, Hornemann F, Koolen DA, Kroes HY, Reale C, Fenger CD, Tann WH, Dibbens L, Bearden DR, Moller RS, and Rubboli G.: KCNT1-related epilepsies and epileptic encephalopathies: phenotypic and mutational spectrum. Brain 144(12): doi: 10.1093/brain/awab219, June 2021.

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