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Mark P Fitzgerald, MD PhD

Clinical Associate of Neurology
Department: Neurology

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3501 Civic Center Blvd
CTRB 10013
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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.
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.

Selected Publications

Gardella E, Marini C, Trivisano M, Fitzgerald MP, Alber M, Siliquini S, Howell KB, Darra F, Bolsterli B, Masnada S, Pichiecchio A, Johannesen K, Jepsen BS, Elena F, Anibaldi G, Russo S, Cogliati F, Montomoli M, Rubboli G, Specchio N, Veggiotti P, Benikzky S, Wolff M, Helbig I, Vigevano F, Scheffer IE, Guerrini R, and Moller RS: The phenotype of SCN8A developmental and epileptic encephalopathy. Neurology in press, 2018.

Fitzgerald MP, Fiannacca M, Smith DM, Gertler TS, Gunning B, Syrbe S, Verbeek N, Stamberger S, Weckhuysen S, Ceulemans B, Schoonjans AS, Rossi M, Demarquay G, Lesca G, Olofsson K, Koolen DA, Hornemann F, Baulac S, Rubboli G, Minks KQ, Lee B, Helbig I, Dlugos D, Møller RS, Bearden D : Treatment responsiveness in KCNT1-related epilepsy. Annals of Neurology (submitted) 2018.

Fitzgerald MP, Massey SL, Fung FW, Kessler SK, and Abend NS: High electroencephalographic seizure exposure is associated with unfavorable outcomes in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy Seizure (submitted) 2018.

Abend NS, Wiebe DJ, Xiao R, Massey SL, Fitzgerald MP, Fung F, and Topjian AA : EEG factors after pediatric cardiac arrest. J Clin Neurophysiol 35: 251–255, 2018.

Fitzgerald MP, Kessler SK, and Abend NS: Early discontinuation of anti-seizure medications in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Epilepsia 58(6): 1047-1053, 2017.

Fitzgerald MP, Massey SL, Fung F, Kessler SK, Abend NS: Seizures and developmental outcomes in neonates with HIE. American Epilepsy Society. Washington, DC. 2017.

Abend NS, Massey SL, Fitzgerald MP, Fung F, Atkin NJ, Xiao R, and Topjian AA.: Interrater agreement of EEG interpretation after pediatric cardiac arrest using standard critical care EEG terminology. J Clin Neurophysiol 34(6): 534-541, 2017.

Fitzgerald MP, Smith DM, Moller RS, Fiannacca M, McGinnis E, Gunning B, Rubboli G, Syrbe S, Brilstra E, Picard F, Stamberger H, Weckhuysen S, Striano P, Baglietto MG, Verbeek NE, Barolomei F, Lesca G, Maurey H, Nava C, Hirsch E, Baulac S, Ceulemans B, Schoonjans AS, Helbig I, Dlugos D, and Bearden D : Response to treatment in patients with KCNT1-related epilepsy. American Epilepsy Society. Washington, DC. 2017.

Massey S, Clancy R, DiGiovine M, Fitzgerald MP, Fung F, Shou H, Farrar J, and Abend NS: Inter-rater agreement in neonatal electroencephalogram background scoring. American Epilepsy Society. Washington, DC 2017.

Fitzgerald MP and Ryan N: An updated, evidence-based clinician’s guide to the evaluation and treatment of West syndrome. Curr Pediatr Rep 5(1): 17-23, 2017.

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