faculty photo

Marisa Sara Prelack, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Penn Medicine Clinician, The University of the Hospital of Pennsylvania
Associate Medical Director of Clinical Neurophysiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
CHOP Specialty Care Center
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA 19341
Office: 215-590-7016
Fax: 215-590-0773
BS (Biopsychology)
Tufts University, 2008.
Tufts University, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatric Residency, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2012-2014.
Child Neurology Residency, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2014-2017.
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2017-2018.
ABPN Board Certification in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology , 2017.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy, 2018.
Permanent link
> Perelman School of Medicine   > Faculty   > Details

Selected Publications

Sara E. Molisani, MD1,2, Darshana Parikh, BS, Marissa DiGiovine, MD, Dennis Dlugos, MD MSCE, Mark Fitzgerald, MD PhD, Lawrence Fried, MD, Ingo Helbig, MD, Sudha Kessler, MD MSCE, Pamela McDonnell, MD, Susan Melamed, CRNP, Marisa S. Prelack, MD, Uzma Sharif, MD, Sarah Tefft, CRNP, Jaclyn Tencer, MD, Stephanie Witzman BA, Kathy Shaw, MD MSCE, Nicholas S. Abend, MD MSCE1,2: A quality improvement initiative to improve folic acid supplementation counseling for adolescent females with epilepsy. Epilepsia 2023 Notes: accepted July 2023.

Marisa Prelack, Sara Fridinger, Alexander Gonzalez, Michael Kaufman, Julie Xian, Peter Galer, Sansanee Craig, Nicholas Abend, Ingo Helbig, CHOP Neuroscience Center - VOC Research Group: Visits of concern in child neurology telemedicine. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. Wiley Online Library 64(11), November 2022.

Michael Kaufman, Julie Xian, Peter D. Galar, Sridhar Parthasarathy, Alexander K. Gonzalez, Jillian L. McKee, Marisa S. Prelack, Mark P. Fitzgerald, Ingo Helbig, Chop Neuroscience Center - Telemedicine Research Group: Child neurology telemedicine: Analyzing 14 820 patient encounters during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 00: 1-10, September 2022 Notes: Virtual.

Mark P. Fitzgerald, Michael C. Kaufman, Shavonne L. Massey, Sara Fridinger, Marisa Prelack, Colin Ellis, Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez, Lawrence E. Fried, Marissa P. DiGiovine, CHOP Pediatric Epilepsy Program Collaborative, Susan Melamed, Marissa Malcolm, Brenda Banwell, Donna Stephenson, Stephanie M. Witzman, Alexander Gonzalez, Dennis Dlugos, Sudha Kilaru Kessler, Ethan M. Goldberg, Nicholas S. Abend, Ingo Helbig … See fewer authors : 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.

Grinspan ZM, Patel AD, Shellhaas RA, Berg AT, Axeen ET, Bolton J, Clarke D, Coryell J, Gaillard WD, Goodkin HP, Koh S, Kukla A, Mbwana J, Morgan LA, Singhal NS, Storey MM, Yozawitz EG, Abend NS, Fitzgerald MP, Fridinger SE, Helbig I, Massel SL, Prelack MS, Buchhalter J. : Design and Implementation of Electronic Health Record Common Data Elements for Pediatric Epilepsy: Foundations for a Learning Healthcare System. Epilepsia 62(1): 198-216, Jan 2021.

Mark P Fitzgerald, Michael C Kaufman , Shavonne L Massey , Sara Fridinger, Marisa Prelack, Colin Ellis, Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez, Lawrence E Fried, Marissa P DiGiovine, CHOP Pediatric Epilepsy Program Collaborative; Susan Melamed, Marissa Malcolm, Brenda Banwell, Donna Stephenson, Stephanie M Witzman, Alexander Gonzalez, Dennis Dlugos, Sudha Kilaru Kessler, Ethan M Goldberg, Nicholas S Abend, Ingo Helbig : Seizure Burden in Pediatric Epilepsy: Real-world Comparative Effectiveness of Anti-Seizure Medications Using Common Data Elements American Epilepsy Society 2021.

Kaufman, Michael; Xian, Julie; Galer, Peter; Parthasarathy, Shridhar ; Gonzalez, Alexander; Helbig, Katherine; McKeown, Sarah; Prelack, Marisa; Fitzgerald, Mark; Craig, Sansanee; Rametta, Salvatore; Fridinger, Sara; Sharif, Uzma; Melamed, Susan; DiGiovine, Marissa; Fried, Lawrence; Malcolm, Marissa; Kessler, Sudha; Chadehumbe, Madeline; Szperka, Christina; Chuo, John; Caffee, Laurel; Stephenson, Donna; Banwell, Brenda; Goldberg, Ethan; Abend, Nicholas; Helbig, Ingo: One year of child neurology telemedicine: a data-driven analysis of 14,820 encounters. Pre-print server 2021.

Nicholas Abend, Marissa DiGiovine, Dennis Dlugos, Mark Fitzgerald, Lawrence Fried, Ingo Helbig, Sudha Kessler, Pamela McDonnell, Susan Melamed, Marisa Prelack, Uzma Sharif, Kathy Shaw, Sarah Tefft, Jaclyn Tencer, Stephanie Witzman: Improving Folate Supplementation Counseling for Adolescent Females with Epilepsy. American Epilepsy Society 2021 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Rametta C, Fridinger S, Gonzalez A, Xian J, Galer P, Kaufman M, Prelack M, Sharif U, Fitzgerald M, Melamed S, Malcolm M, Kessler S, Stephenson D, Banwell B, Abend N, Helbig I. : Analyzing 2,589 child neurology telehealth encounters necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Neurology 95(9), September 2020.

de Blank P, Berman J, Prelack M, Sollee J, Lane A, Waldman A, Fisher M. : Effect of Age and Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Status on White Matter Integrity in the Optic Radiations. Neuro-Oncology Adv 2(1): 150-158, July 2020.

back to top
Last updated: 10/17/2023
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania