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Neurology / Pediatric

Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD, PhD

Current Position
A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Developmental Neurology in Neurology
Professor Radiology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, & Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Neurology Residency Training

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Neurology
Cerebral Palsy
Pediatric Stroke
Pediatric Movement Disorders
Tourette's Syndrome

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children's Hospital - Cerebral Palsy Center
One Children's Place, 2nd Floor, Suite D
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-454-2523
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Neurology Clinic - McMillan Building
517 So. Euclid Avenue, Lower Level
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-747-3258
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 South Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8111
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Child neurology, stroke, cerebral palsy, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, cognitive disorders, movement disorders, Tourette syndrome

Board Certification
Neurology -- Certified
Pediatric Neurology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Neural Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1986
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994
Ph.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1996
Residency: Adult Neurology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1997
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1999
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Shriner's Hospital
St Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

McDonnell Center for Higher Brain Function Award, 2002

Clinical Mentor, Lucille P. Markey Pathway, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2000-2001

McDonnell Center for Higher Brain Function, Small Grants Award, 1999-2001

Irwin Levy Prize in Neurology & Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1994

Journal Articles
Schlaggar BL, Church JA. Functional Neuroimaging Insights into the Development of Skilled Reading. Current Directions in Psychological Sciences 2009; 18: 21-26.

Church JA, Fair DA, Dosenbach NUF, Cohen AL, Miezin FM, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL. Control networks in pediatric Tourette syndrome show immature and anomalous patterns of functional connectivity. Brain 2009; 132:225-238.

Ihnen SKZ, Church JA, Petersen, SE, Schlaggar BL. Lack of generalizability of sex differences in the fMRI BOLD activity associated with language processing in adults. NeuroImage 2009; 45(3):1020-1032.

White BR, Snyder AZ, Cohen AL, Petersen SE, Raichle ME, Schlaggar BL, Culver JP. Resting-state functional connectivity in the human brain revealed with diffuse optical tomography. In Press, NeuroImage. 2009

Fair DA, Cohen AL, Power JD, Dosenbach NUF, Church JA, Miezin FM, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE. Functional Brain Networks Develop from a "Local to Distributed" Organization. PLoS Comput Biol 2009; 5(5): e1000381. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000381

Dosenbach NU, Miezin FM, Burgund ED, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE. Timing and control-related networks dissociated by mixed blocked/event-related fMRI. Trends in Cognitive Science 2008; 12(3):99-105.

Fair DA, Dosenbach NUF, Church JA, Cohen AL, Miezin FM, Barch D, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL.  The Maturing Architecture of the Brain's Default Network. Proc Nat Acad Sci. 2008; 105:4028-4032.

Church JA, Coalson RS, Lugar HM, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL. A developmental fMRI study of reading and repetition reveals changes in phonological and visual mechanisms over age. Cerebral Cortex 2008; 18:2054-2065.

Cohen LA, Fair DA, Dosenbach NUF, Miezin FM, Dierker D, Van Essen DC, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE. Defining Functional Areas in Individual Human Brains using Resting Functional Connectivity MRI. NeuroImage 2008; 41:45-57.

Church JA, Fair DA, Dosenbach NUF, Cohen AL, Miezin FM, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL. Control networks in pediatric Tourette syndrome show immature and anomalous patterns of functional connectivity. Brain, Oct 24. E-Pub ahead of print, 2008

Becker DB, Coalson RS, Sachanandani NS, Fair DA, Lugar HM, Kirchner LE, Schlaggar BL, Kane AA. Functional neuroanatomy of lexical processing in children with cleft lip and palate. Plast Reconstr Surg 2008; 122:1371-82.

Schlaggar BL, Brown TT, Lugar HL, Visscher KM, Miezin FM, Petersen SE. Functional neuroanatomical differences between adults and school-age children in the processing of single words. Science 2002; 296:1476-1479

Wong M, Schlaggar BL, Landt M. Postictal cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities in children. J Pediatrics 2001; 138:373-377

Wong M, Schlaggar BL, Buller RS, Storch GA, Landt M. Cerebrospinal fluid protein in pediatric patients: Defining clinically-relevant values. Arch Dis Child Adolesc 2000; 154:827-831

Fox K, Schlaggar BL, Glazewski S, O'Leary DDM. Glutamate receptor blockade at cortical synapses disrupts development of thalamocortical and columnar organization in somatosensory cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 1996; 93:5584-5589

Tuttle R, Schlaggar BL, Braisted JE, O'Leary DDM. Maturation-dependent upregulation of growth-promoting molecules in developing cortical plate controls thalamic cortical neurite growth. Journal of Neuroscience 1995; 15(4):3039-3052

Schlaggar BL, Fox K, O'Leary DDM. Postsynaptic control of plasticity in developing somatosensory cortex. Nature 1993; 364:623-626

Schlaggar BL, O'Leary DDM. Potential of visual cortex to develop an array of functional units unique to somatosensory cortex. Science 1991; 252:1556-1560

Schlaggar BL, Mink J. A 16 year old with episodic hemidystonia. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology 1999; 6(3)210-215

O'Leary DDM, Borngasser DJ, Fox K, Schlaggar BL. Plasticity in the development of neocortical areas. Development of the Cerebral Cortex Ciba Foundation Symposium 193, John Wiley & Sons, 214-230, 1995

O'Leary DDM, Schlaggar BL, Tuttle R. Specification of neocortical areas and thalamocortical connections. Annual Review of Neuroscience 1994; 17:419-439

Schlaggar BL, O'Leary DDM. Patterning of the barrelfield in somatosensory cortex with implications for the specification of neocortical areas. Perspectives on Developmental Neurobiology 1993; 1:81-92

O'Leary DDM, Schlaggar BL, Stanfield BB. The specification of sensory cortex: Lessons from cortical transplantation Experimental Neurology, 1992; 115:121-126

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Bradley L. Schlaggar

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