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Joseph Scafidi, DO, Child Neurology, Washington, DC, Children's National Hospital


Child Neurology Washington, DC

Associate Professor, Neurology, Pediatrics, Anatomy & Cell Biology, George Washington University Sch of Med and Health Sciences

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  • Office

    Children's National Medical Center Dept Neurology
    111 Michigan Avenue, Nw
    Washington, DC 20010
    Phone+1 202-884-6230
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Education & Training

  • Children's National Hospital
    Children's National HospitalPost-Doctoral Fellowship, Neurobiology, 2008 - 2011
  • Children's National Medical Center/George Washington University
    Children's National Medical Center/George Washington UniversityFellowship, Child Neurology, 2005 - 2008
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolResidency, Pediatrics, 2003 - 2005
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State License 2009 - 2025
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State License 2007 - 2024
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State License 2021 - 2024
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State License 2005 - 2009
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Washingtonian Top Doctors Washingtonian Magazine, 2016-2018
  • Kayla Wenger Chair of Research National Brain Tumor Society, 2012-2015
  • Top Docs Washington Post, 2014
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Metabolic perturbations after pediatric TBI: It's not just about glucose.  
    Bowman CE, Scafidi J, Scafidi S., Exp Neurol., 6/2019
  • Increased cerebral blood flow on arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging can localize to seizure focus in newborns: A report of 3 cases.  
    Mabray P, Thewamit R, Whitehead MT, Kao A, Scafidi J, Gaillard WD, Chang T, Tsuchida TN, Epilepsia, 5/1/2018
  • Age-Dependent Cellular and Behavioral Deficits Induced by Molecularly Targeted Drugs Are Reversible.  
    Joseph Scafidi, Jonathan Ritter, Brooke M. Talbot, Jorge Edwards, Li-Jin Chew and Vittorio Gallo, Cancer Research, 4/15/2018

Grant Support

  • The effects of molecularly targeted therapeutic agents on the developing brainNational Brain Tumor Society2012–Present
  • Enhanced EGFR signaling promotes white matter recovery in a model of premature brain injuryNIH, NINDS2011–Present

Research History

  • Research FellowDevelop a murine model of premature brain injury2008 - 2011

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Italian

Hospital Affiliations