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Elizabeth Kichula, MD, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BS
Fordham University, 2002.
Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2008.
MD (Neuroscience)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center, New York, 2010-2012.
Resident in Child Neurology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2012-2015.
Neuromuscular Fellow, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2015-2016.
Certifications
ABPN, 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Friedreich's Ataxia

Selected Publications

Lynch DR, Schadt K, Kichula E.: Etravirine in Friedreich's ataxia: Lessons from HIV? Movement Disorders 34(3): 305-306, March 2019.

Helbig KL, Lauerer RJ, Bahr JC, Souza IA, Myers CT, Uysal B, Schwarz N, Gandini MA, Huang S, Keren B, Mignot C, Afenjar A, Billette de Villemeur T, Héron D, Nava C, Valence S, Buratti J, Fagerberg CR, Soerensen KP, Kibaek M, Kamsteeg EJ, Koolen DA, Gunning B, Schelhaas HJ, Kruer MC, Fox J, Bakhtiari S, Jarrar R, Padilla-Lopez S, Lindstrom K, Jin SC, Zeng X, Bilguvar K, Papavasileiou A, Xing Q, Zhu C, Boysen K, Vairo F, Lanpher BC, Klee EW, Tillema JM, Payne ET, Cousin MA, Kruisselbrink TM, Wick MJ, Baker J, Haan E, Smith N, Sadeghpour A, Davis EE, Katsanis N; Task Force for Neonatal Genomics, Corbett MA, MacLennan AH, Gecz J, Biskup S, Goldmann E, Rodan LH, Kichula E, Segal E, Jackson KE, Asamoah A, Dimmock D, McCarrier J, Botto LD, Filloux F, Tvrdik T, Cascino GD, Klingerman S, Neumann C, Wang R, Jacobsen JC, Nolan MA, Snell RG, Lehnert K, Sadleir LG, Anderlid BM, Kvarnung M, Guerrini R, Friez MJ, Lyons MJ, Leonhard J, Kringlen G, Casas K, El Achkar CM, Smith LA, Rotenberg A, Poduri A, Sanchis-Juan A, Carss KJ, Rankin J, Zeman A, Raymond FL, Blyth M, Kerr B, Ruiz K, Urquhart J, Hughes I, Banka S; Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study, Hedrich UBS, Scheffer IE, Helbig I, Zamponi GW, Lerche H, Mefford HC. : De Novo Pathogenic Variants in CACNA1E Cause Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathy with Contractures, Macrocephaly, and Dyskinesias. Am J Hum Genet. 103(5): 666-678, November 2018.

Lynch David R, Kichula Elizabeth, Lin Hong: Frataxin Restoration in the Nervous System: Possibilities for Gene Therapy. Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy 26(8): 1880-1882, Aug 2018.

Lynch David R, McCormick Ashley, Schadt Kimberly, Kichula Elizabeth: Pediatric Ataxia: Focus on Chronic Disorders. Seminars in pediatric neurology 25: 54-64, Apr 2018.

Mercuri Eugenio, Darras Basil T, Chiriboga Claudia A, Day John W, Campbell Craig, Connolly Anne M, Iannaccone Susan T, Kirschner Janbernd, Kuntz Nancy L, Saito Kayoko, Shieh Perry B, Tulinius Már, Mazzone Elena S, Montes Jacqueline, Bishop Kathie M, Yang Qingqing, Foster Richard, Gheuens Sarah, Bennett C Frank, Farwell Wildon, Schneider Eugene, De Vivo Darryl C, Finkel Richard S: Nusinersen versus Sham Control in Later-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The New England journal of medicine 378(7): 625-635, Feb 2018.

Kichula EA, Yum S, Brandsema J. : Spinal muscular atrophy: Entering the treatment age. Current Pediatrics Reports 2018.

Finkel Richard S, Mercuri Eugenio, Darras Basil T, Connolly Anne M, Kuntz Nancy L, Kirschner Janbernd, Chiriboga Claudia A, Saito Kayoko, Servais Laurent, Tizzano Eduardo, Topaloglu Haluk, Tulinius Már, Montes Jacqueline, Glanzman Allan M, Bishop Kathie, Zhong Z John, Gheuens Sarah, Bennett C Frank, Schneider Eugene, Farwell Wildon, De Vivo Darryl C: Nusinersen versus Sham Control in Infantile-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The New England journal of medicine 377(18): 1723-1732, Nov 2017.

Tiao J, Feng R, Berger E M, Brandsema J F, Coughlin C C, Khan N, Kichula E A, Lerman M A, Lvovich S, McMahon P J, Rider L G, Rubin A I, Scalzi L V, Smith D M, Taxter A J, Treat J R, Williams R P, Yum S W, Okawa J, Werth V P: Evaluation of the reliability of the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index and the Cutaneous Assessment Tool-Binary Method in juvenile dermatomyositis among paediatric dermatologists, rheumatologists and neurologists. The British journal of dermatology 177(4): 1086-1092, Oct 2017.

Lynch David R, Kichula Elizabeth: Challenges ahead for trials in Friedreich's ataxia. The Lancet. Neurology 15(13): 1300-1301, Dec 2016.

Kichula EA, Huntley GW: Developmental and Comparative Aspects of Posterior Medical Thalamocortical Innervation of the Barrel Cortex in Mice and Rats. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 509(3): 239-258, July 2008.

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