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Benjamin C Kennedy, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Neurosurgeon, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurosurgery

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th and Civic Center Blvd.
6th Floor, Wood Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-2780
Northwestern University - Evanston, IL, 2003.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - New York, NY, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Neurosurgery Resident, Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2009-2016.
Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2016-2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Clinical expertise includes

- Epilepsy surgery, including stereo-EEG (sEEG), hemispherotomy, responsive neurostimulation (Neuropace), laser ablation, corpus callosotomy, hypothalamic hamartomas, and vagal nerve stimulators.

- Spasticity surgery, including selective dorsal rhizotomy and baclofen pump placement.

- Dystonia surgery, including deep brain stimulation.

- Brain and spine tumors.

- Chiari malformation.

- Tethered spinal cord and other dysraphism.

Description of Research Expertise

Research interests include epilepsy genetics, epilepsy surgery, stereo-EEG (sEEG), brain-machine interface, Chiari malformation, brain tumors.

Selected Publications

Joshua Katz, Svetlana Kvint, Benjamin C. Kennedy: Stereoelectroencephalography in the Very Young. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Austin TX Oct 2021.

Flanders TM, Lang S, Ko TS, Andersen KN, Jahnavi J, Flibotte JJ, Licht DJ, Tasian GE, Sotardi ST, Yodh AG, Lynch JM, Kennedy BC, Storm PB, White BR, Heuer GG, Baker WB: Optical Detection of Intracranial Pressure and Perfusion Changes in Neonatal Hydrocephalus. J Pediatr 236: 54-61, Sep 2021.

Lang S, Valeri A, Storm PB, Heuer GG, Tucker A, Kennedy BC, Kozyak BW, Campbell AS, Kilbaugh TJ, Huh JW: Acute Neurologic Injury in Pediatric Patients with Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease. J Neurosurg Pediatr Page: 1-9, Jul 2021.

Lopez AJ, Badger C, Kennedy BC: Hemispherotomy for pediatric epilepsy: A systematic review and critical analysis. Childs Nerv Syst 37(7): 2153-2161, Jul 2021.

Kennedy BC, Katz J, Lepard J, Blount J: Variation in Pediatric Stereoelectroencephalography Practice Among Pediatric Neurosurgeons in the United States-Survey Results. J Neurosurg Pediatr Page: 1-9, Jun 2021.

Kalmar CL, Swanson JW, Shakir S, Tucker AM, Kennedy BC, Storm PB, Heuer GG, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA, Lang S: Removal of cranial springs after spring-mediated cranioplasty. Neurosurg Focus Video Apr 2021.

Sukumar S, Kennedy BC, Venkat A: Refractory localization related epilepsy secondary to intracranial arachnoid cyst: A case report and an algorithmic approach for evaluation and management. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Apr 2021.

Zhong Y, Lin F, Xu F, Schubert J, Wu J, Wainwright L, Zhao X, Cao K, Fan Z, Chen J, Lang S, Kennedy BC, Viaene AN, Santi M, Resnick AC, Storm PB, Li MM: Genomic characterization of a PPP1CB-ALK fusion with fusion gene amplification in a congenital glioblastoma. Cancer Genet Apr 2021.

Kalmar CL, Swanson JW, Shakir S, Tucker AM, Kennedy BC, Storm PB, Heuer GG, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA, Lang S: Spring-mediated cranioplasty for sagittal craniosynostosis. Neurosurg Focus Video Apr 2021.

Mitchell A. Johnson; Carina Lott; Benjamin C. Kennedy; Gregory Heuer; Patrick J. Cahill; Jason B. Anari: Risk of Ventricular Peritoneal Shunt Malfunction in Early Onset Scoliosis. International Conference of Early Onset Scoliosis 2021.

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