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Thomas Francis Tropea, DO, MPH, MSTR

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Neurology

Contact information
330 South 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 2158296500
Fax: 2158296606
BS (Biopsychology)
Tufts University, 2005.
MPH (Public Health)
University of New England, 2011.
DO (Osteopathic Medicine)
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011.
MSTR (Translational Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2018.
Post-Graduate Training
Medicine Intern, Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital, 2011-2012.
Neurology Resident, Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital, 2012-2014.
Chief Neurology Resident, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, 2014-2015.
Movement Disorders and Translational Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2015-2018.
NeuroNEXT Fellow, University of Pennsylvania and NINDS, 2018-2019.
American Board of Psychiatric and Neurology, 2015.
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Selected Publications

Dratch L, Azage M, Baldwin A, Johnson K, Paul RA, Bardakjian TM, Michon SC, Amado DA, Baer M, Deik AF, Elman LB, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Guo MH, Hamedani AG, Irwin DJ, Lasker A, Orthmann-Murphy J, Quinn C, Tropea TF, Scherer SS, Ellis CA.: Genetic testing in adults with neurologic disorders: indications, approach, and clinical impacts. J Neurol Oct 2023.

Kang JH, Korecka M, Lee EB, Cousins KAQ, Tropea TF, Chen-Plotkin AA, Irwin DJ, Wolk D, Brylska M, Wan Y, Shaw LM.: Alzheimer Disease Biomarkers: Moving from CSF to Plasma for Reliable Detection of Amyloid and tau Pathology. Clin Chem Sep 2023.

Tropea TF, Kannarkat GT, Shaw LM.: Early and Accurate Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease May Be Rooted in Seed Amplification Assays. Clin Chem Sep 2023.

Paul RA, Baldwin A, Johnson K, Peskin SM, Tropea TF, Azage M, Bardakjian T, Dratch L.: Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Adult-Onset Neurodegenerative Disease: Considerations for Access, Utilization, and Counseling. Neurology Aug 2023.

Tropea TF, Albuja I, Cousins KAQ, Irwin DJ, Lee EB, Chen-Plotkin AS.: Concomitant Alzheimer Disease Pathology in Parkinson Disease Dementia. Ann Neurol Mar 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1002/ana.26635. Online ahead of print.

Tropea TF, Waligorska T, Xie SX, Nasrallah IM, Cousins KAQ, Trojanowski JQ, Grossman M, Irwin DJ, Weintraub D, Lee EB, Wolk DA, Chen-Plotkin AS, Shaw LM; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.: Plasma phosphorylated tau181 predicts cognitive and functional decline. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 10(1): 18-31, Jan 2023.

James JG, Park J, Oliver A, Xie SX, Siderowf A, Spindler M, Wechsler LR, Tropea TF.: Linked Patient and Provider Impressions of Outpatient Teleneurology Encounters. Neurol Clin Pract 2023.

Cousins KAQ, Irwin DJ, Chen-Plotkin A, Shaw LM, Arezoumandan S, Lee EB, Wolk DA, Weintraub D, Spindler M, Deik A, Grossman M, Tropea TF.: Plasma GFAP associates with secondary Alzheimer's pathology in Lewy body disease. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 2023.

Uemura MT, Robinson JL, Cousins KAQ, Tropea TF, Kargilis DC, McBride JD, Suh E, Xie SX, Xu Y, Porta S, Uemura N, Van Deerlin VM, Wolk DA, Irwin DJ, Brunden KR, Lee VM, Lee EB, Trojanowski JQ.: Distinct characteristics of limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy in Lewy body disease. Acta Neuropathol 143(1): 15-31, Dec 2022.

Cousins KAQ, Shaw LM, Shellikeri S, Dratch L, Rosario L, Elman LB, Quinn C, Amado DA, Wolk DA, Tropea TF, Chen-Plotkin A, Irwin DJ, Grossman M, Lee EB, Trojanowski JQ, McMillan CT.: Elevated Plasma Phosphorylated Tau 181 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Ann Neurol 92(5): 807-818, Nov 2022.

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