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Sarah E. Hopkins, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neurology
Colket Building, 3501 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
B.S. (Biology, minor in secondary education)
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 1996.
M.S.P.H. (Epidemiology)
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1997.
none (Epidemiology Intern (summer during public health training))
GA Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997.
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency, Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2006.
Residency, Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006-2009.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2010.
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Selected Publications

Kessler RA, Mealy MA, Jimenez-Arango JA, Quan C, Paul F, López R, Hopkins S, Levy M.: Anti-aquaporin-4 titer is not predictive of disease course in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: A multicenter cohort study. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 17: 198-201, October 2017.

Hopkins SE, McGuire J, Swami S, Ulloa ER, Banwell, B: Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Characteristics and Outcomes in 2014 and 2016 Clusters American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting - Platform Presentation April 2017.

Yeshokumar A, Hopkins S: The Differential Diagnosis and Initial Management of Pediatric Transverse Myelitis. Current Pediatric Reports 5(1): 30-35, March 2017.

Møller Rikke S, Wuttke Thomas V, Helbig Ingo, Marini Carla, Johannesen Katrine M, Brilstra Eva H, Vaher Ulvi, Borggraefe Ingo, Talvik Inga, Talvik Tiina, Kluger Gerhard, Francois Laurence L, Lesca Gaetan, de Bellescize Julitta, Blichfeldt Susanne, Chatron Nicolas, Holert Nils, Jacobs Julia, Swinkels Marielle, Betzler Cornelia, Syrbe Steffen, Nikanorova Marina, Myers Candace T, Larsen Line H G, Vejzovic Sabina, Pendziwiat Manuela, von Spiczak Sarah, Hopkins Sarah, Dubbs Holly, Mang Yuan, Mukhin Konstantin, Holthausen Hans, van Gassen Koen L, Dahl Hans A, Tommerup Niels, Mefford Heather C, Rubboli Guido, Guerrini Renzo, Lemke Johannes R, Lerche Holger, Muhle Hiltrud, Maljevic Snezana: Mutations in GABRB3: From febrile seizures to epileptic encephalopathies. Neurology 88(5): 483-492, Jan 2017.

Stern D, Cho M T, Chikarmane R, Willaert R, Retterer K, Kendall F, Deardorff M, Hopkins S, Bedoukian E, Slavotinek A, Schrier Vergano S, Spangler B, McDonald M, McConkie-Rosell A, Burton B K, Kim K H, Oundjian N, Kronn D, Chandy N, Baskin B, Guillen Sacoto M J, Wentzensen I M, McLaughlin H M, McKnight D, Chung W K: Association of the missense variant p.Arg203Trp in PACS1 as a cause of intellectual disability and seizures. Clinical genetics Jan 2017.

NINDS: NINDS information on Transverse Myelitis. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Transverse-Myelitis-Information-Page 2017 Notes: I reviewed and edited this educational document for NINDS.

Sarah E. Hopkins: Editorial Commentary - Enterovirus D68 Linked with Acute Flaccid Myelitis Increase. Practice Update - http://www.practiceupdate.com/content/enterovirus-d68-linked-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis-increase/44349/65/7/1 Mark Hallett (eds.). Elsevier, October 2016 Notes: Brief editorial commentary regarding contributions of paper: Acute Flaccid Myelitis: A Clinical Review of US Cases 2012-2015.

Hopkins SE, Crowley T, Emanuel C, Zackai E, McDonald-McGinn D: Imaging and Neurologic Sequelae in Children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Platform Presentation - The 10th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference July 2016 Notes: Platform presentation - abstract published only in program.

Hopkins SE, Narula S, Hacohen Y, Banwell B: Multiple Sclerosis in Children. in International Neurology. R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Page: 361-364, April 2016.

Narula S, Hopkins S, Banwell B: Treatment of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis. Current Treatment Options in Neurology 17(3), February 2015.

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