Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Dena Matalon, M.D.

Pediatric Medical Resident
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Houston, Texas


M.D. - Jefferson Medical College, 2013

B.S. - University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Areas of Special Interest

  • Clinical pediatric genetic syndromes
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Neurogenetic disorders


Slomiak S, Matalon D, Roth L. Very early-onset schizophrenia in a six-year-old boy. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2017. In press.

Buchert R, Nesbitt AI, Tawamie H, Krantz ID, Medne L, Helbig I, Matalon D, Reis A, Santani A, Sticht H, Jamra RA. SPATA5 mutations cause distinct autosomal recessive phenotype of intellectual disability, hypotonia, and hearing loss. Orphanet Journal of Rare Disease. 11(130):1-7, 2016. PMID 27683084.

Matalon D, Goldberg E, Medne L, Marsh ED. Confirming an expanded spectrum of SCN2A mutations: a case series. Epileptic Disord. 16(1):13-8, 2014. PMID 24659627.

Northup JK, Matalon D, Hawkins JC, Matalon R, Velagaleti GV. Pericentric inversion, inv(14)(p11.2q22.3), in a 9-month old with features of Goldenhar syndrome. Clin Dysmorphol. 19(4):185-9, 2010. PMID 20571379.

Tiwari, R, Matalon D, Ning B, Czerwinski E, Midoro-Horiutti T, Goldblum RM.  Identification of Conformational Epitopes of Jun A 1, the Major Allergen of Mountain Cedar Pollen. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 117:S207, 2006.

Surendran S, Matalon D, Tyring SK, Rady PL, Velagaleti GV, Matalon R. Altered expression of myocilin in the brain of a mouse model for phenylketonuria (PKU). Neuroscience Letters. 382:323-6, 2005. PMID 15925112.


Matalon D, Bhoj E, McDougall C, Schindewolf E, Khalek N, Wilkens A, Deardorff M, Zackai EH. Three additional cases of FATCO syndrome: vascular disruption sequence, genetic syndrome, or both? David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis. Sept. 9-14, 2016, Los Angeles, CA.

Berry GT, Rohr F, Costas K, Khwaja OS, Elisofon SA, Harris D, Krawczuk LE, Thakuria J, Hecht L, Matalon D, Jonas MM, Lillehei C, Stabler S and Kim HB. The biochemical effects of liver transplantation in an infant with propionic acidemia and idiopathic biliary cirrhosis. Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders Annual Meeting, March 2-5, 2008, Asilomar, CA.

Matalon D, Tiwari R, Ning B, Midoro-Horiutti T, Goldblum RM.  The identification of conformational epitopes of a major cedar pollen allergen, Jun a 1.  Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Retreat, October 2005, Balcones Springs, TX.

Tiwari R, Matalon D, Ning B, Czerwinski E, Endsley M, Estes M, Midoro-Horiuti T, Goldblum RM. Identification of conformational IgE epitopes of Jun a 1, the major allergen of mountain cedar pollen.  Keck Center 15th Annual Research Conference, Oct. 6-7, 2005, Houston, TX.

Matalon D, Tiwari R, Ning B, Midoro-Horiutti T, Goldblum RM.  The identification of conformational epitopes of a major cedar pollen allergen, Jun a 1.  Summer undergraduate research program poster session, August 2005, Galveston, TX.

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