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William C Gaetz, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd.
014A Seashore House
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2268
Fax: 215-590-1345
BA (Psychology)
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, 1994.
PhD (Experimental Psychology)
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Neuromagnetic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada , 2001-2003.
Research Associate, Neuromagnetic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada , 2003-2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

I am in interested in cortical oscillations and age-dependent change. I am interested in multimodal correlations of motor function with structural (MRI) and molecular (MRS GABA) correlates. Results from these normative developmental studies are also used to assess differences observed in paediatric clinical populations such as Autism, Friedrich’s Ataxia and Epilepsy.

Recent work includes the assessment of somatosensory and motor plasticity following hand transplantation.

Selected Publications

Rhodes E, Marsden J, Gaetz W, Hall, S. : Transient alpha and beta synchrony underlies preparatory recruitment of directional motor networks. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 2018 Notes: In Press.

Gaetz W, Kilaru Kessler S, Roberts, TPL, Berman J, Levy T, Hsia M, Humpl D, Schwartz ES, Amaral S, Chang B, Levin S. : Massive cortical reorganization is reversible following bilateral transplants of the hands: Evidence from the first bilateral pediatric hand transplant patient. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 5(1): 92-97, 2018.

Amaral S, Kessler S, Levy T, Gaetz W, Levin S, Levine M: First Successful Bilateral Hand Transplant in a Child: 15 Month Outcomes. International Pediatric Transplant Association meeting, Barcelona, Spain 21: 8-8, May 2017 Notes: Oral presentation.

Rhodes E, Kharko A, Gaetz W, Hall S: Post-movement beta rebound inhibits future movement International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, Canada 32((suppl 2).), June 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Amaral S, Kessler SK, Levy T, Gaetz W, McAndrew C, Chang B, Lopez S, Braham E, Humpl D, Hsia M, Ferry K, Xu X, Elder D, Lefkowitz D, Feudtner C, Thibaudeau S, Lin I, Kovach S, Schwartz E, Bozentka D, Carrigan R, Steinberg D, Kanchwala S, Zlotolow D, Kozin S, Jensen FE, Bryant F, Shaked A, Levine M, and Levin LS: 18 Month Outcomes of Heterologous Bilateral Hand Transplantation in a Child: A Case Report The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health 1(1): 35-44, 2017.

Gaetz W, Jurkiewicz M, Kessler S., Blaskey L, Schwartz E, Roberts TP : Neuromagnetic responses to tactile stimulation of the fingers: Evidence for reduced cortical inhibition for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and children with epilepsy. NeuroImage: Clinical 16: 624-633, 2017.

Waldman AT, Liu GT, Lavery AM, Liu G, Gaetz W, Aleman TS, Banwell BL: Optical coherence tomography and visual evoked potentials in pediatric MS Neurology-Neuroimmunology Neuroinflammation 4(4): 356, 2017.

RG Port, W Gaetz, L Bloy, DJ Wang, L Blaskey, ES Kuschner, SE Levy, ES Brodkin, TPL Roberts : Exploring the relationship between cortical GABA concentrations, auditory gamma‐band responses and development in ASD: Evidence for an altered maturational trajectory in ASD. Autism Research 10(4): 593-607, 2017.

A Waldman, G Liu, A Lavery, G Liu, W Gaetz, T Aleman, L Balcer, B Banwell: Interrogation of the Visual System in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: Relative Insights Gained by Optical Coherence Tomography and Visual Evoked Potentials Child Neurology Society Meeting, Annals of Neurology, Vancouver, Canada 80: S330-S330, October 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

J Christopher Edgar, Rebecca Murray, Emily S Kuschner, Kevin Pratt, Douglas N Paulson, John Dell, Rachel Golembski, Peter Lam, Luke Bloy, William Gaetz, Timothy PL Roberts: The maturation of auditory responses in infants and young children: a cross-sectional study from 6 to 59 months. Frontiers in neuroanatomy 9(131), October 2015.

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