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Daphne Hasbani

Daphne Hasbani, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology


Department: Pediatrics

Specialties: Pediatric Neurology

Education

  • MD - Washington University School of Medicine (2007)
  • PhD in Neuroscience - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Washington University (2007)
  • BA in Biology - University of Rochester (1999)
  • BM in Applied Music Performance (Percussion) - Eastman School of Music (1999)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Child Neurology Society

Clinical Background

Daphne Hasbani, MD, PhD, is board certified in neurology, with a special qualification in child neurology. She holds an epilepsy certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Hasbani is fellowship trained in child neurology and neurophysiology. She sees patients at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where she specializes in inpatient child neurology, outpatient care of children with epilepsy and general neurologic disorders, and EEG interpretation.

Fellowships

  • Child Neurology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2012)
  • Clinical Neurophysiology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2013)

Residencies

  • Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2009)

Daphne Hasbani, MD, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. She serves as director for the Consultative Pathway and the Child Neurology Rotation for the Pediatric Residency program, and coordinates the pediatric Neuroimaging Conference at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Hasbani also teaches neurology residents during their pediatric rotations at St. Chris.

Publications

Published Full-Length Papers
(* denotes peer-reviewed)

"A case report of hypersomnia in Tetrasomy X improved with medical therapy"
*Jayaraman D, Hasbani DM, Carvalho KS
Clinical Case Reports, in press (2018)

"Neurological Complications of Nutritional Deficiency"
Polavarapu AV, Hasbani DM
Semin Pediatr Neurol 24(1):70-80 (2017)

"Genetics of tuberous sclerosis complex: implications for clinical practice"
Caban C, Khan N, Hasbani DM, Crino PB
Appl Clin Genet 10:1-8 (2016)

"Efficacy and Tolerability of Lacosamide in the Treatment of Children With Refractory Generalized Epilepsy"
*Miskin C, Khurana DS, Valencia I, Legido A, Hasbani DM, Carvalho KS
J Child Neurol 31(7):925-8 (2016)

"Status Epilepticus: Immunologic and Inflammatory Mechanisms of Epilepsy"
Miskin C, Hasbani DM
Seminars in Pediatric Neurology 21(3):221-5 (2014)

"Non-Convulsive Electrographic Seizures are Common in Children with Abusive Head Trauma"
*Hasbani DM, Topjian AA, Friess SH, Kilbaugh TJ, Berg RA, Christian CW, Dlugos DJ, Huh J, Abend NS
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 14(7):709-15 (2013)

"WldS mice are protected against the Parkinsonian mimetic MPTP"
*Hasbani DM, O’Malley KL
Experimental Neurology 202(1):93-9 (2006)

"Dopamine Depletion Does Not Protect Against 1-Methyl-4-Phenyl-1,2,3,6-Tetrahydropyridine Toxicity In Vivo"
*Hasbani DM, Perez FA, Palmiter RD, O’Malley KL
Journal of Neuroscience 25(41):9428-33 (2005)

"SM-20, EGL-9, and the EGLN Family of Hypoxia-inducible Factor Prolyl Hydroxylases"
Freeman RS, Hasbani DM, Lipscomb EA, Straub JA, Xie L
Molecules and Cells 16(1):1-12 (2003)

Books and Book Chapters

"Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension"
Smith S, Hasbani DM
In Cabana MD, ed., The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult Premium, 7th Edition, Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer, 2015: 488-489.

"Chapter 2: How do I distinguish syncope from seizure?"
Hasbani DM
In Licht D and Ryan N, eds., Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Neurology: 49 Clinical Questions, Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated, 2016: 7-8.

"Tuberous sclerosis complex"
Hasbani DM, Crino PB
In: Geschwind DH, Paulson HL, and Klein K, eds., Neurogenetics, Part II, San Diego: Elsevier BV, 2018: 813-822.

Presentations

Poster Presentations

"Efficacy and Safety of Perampanel in Refractory Epilepsy: One Pediatric Center’s Experience"
Melikishvili A, Khurana DS, Legido A, Hasbani DM, Carvalho KS, Valencia I
71st Annual Meeting for the American Epilepsy Society, Washington, D.C., Dec 1-5, 2017

"Eyelid Myoclonia in Pediatric Generalized Epilepsy"
Polavarapu AV, Carvalho KS, Hasbani DM
70th Annual Meeting for the American Epilepsy Society, Houston, Texas, Dec 2-6, 2016
27th Annual Research Day at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2, 2016

"Efficacy and Tolerability of Lacosamide in the Treatment of Children with Refractory Generalized Epilepsy"
Miskin C, Khurana DS, Valencia I, Legido A, Hasbani DM, Carvalho KS
Poster presented at the 68th Annual Meeting for the American Epilepsy Society, Seattle, Washington, Dec 5-9, 2014

"A Comprehensive Multi-Gene Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication Panel for the Detection of Common and Rare Genetic Causes of Epilepsy"
McKnight D, Butler E, Rubenstein R, Gropman A, Ortiz-Gonzalez X, Hasbani DM, Bharucha-Goebel D, Cohen J, Richard G, Aradhya S
66th Annual Meeting for the American Epilepsy Society, San Diego, California, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2012

"Electrographic seizures are common in infants with abusive head trauma"
Hasbani DM, Topjian AA, Huh, J, Friess SH, Kilbaugh TJ, Christian CW, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS
66th Annual Meeting for the American Epilepsy Society, San Diego, California, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2012

"The Role of NAD in toxin models of Parkinson’s disease"
Hasbani DM, O’Malley KL
35th Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., November 12-16, 2005

"Dopamine-deficient mice are not resistant to acute MPTP toxicity"
Hasbani DM, Perez FA, Palmiter RD, O'Malley KL
34th Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, October 23-27, 2004

Regional Lectures

"10 year old female with Trisomy 21 and altered mental status; Multidisciplinary Case Conference"
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 29, 2018

"Neurocutaneous Syndromes"
Department of Pediatrics Special Needs Clinic at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 20, 2018

"The Changing Landscape of Generalized Epilepsies"
Neurology Grand Rounds, Department of Neurology at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 4, 2018

"17 year old male with weakness; Multidisciplinary Case Conference"
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 12, 2018

"The Neurologic Exam"
Department of Pediatrics at Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 4, 2017

"Eyelid Myoclonia; a not-so-rare seizure type in primary generalized epilepsies"
Neurology Grand Rounds, Department of Neurology at Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, February 3, 2017

"Pediatric Neurology Rite Review"
Department of Neurology at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 13, 2016

"Pediatric Neurology RITE Review"
Department of Neurology at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 11, 2015

"Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy and Arousal Disorders"
Neurology Grand Rounds, Department of Neurology at Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 23, 2015

"Pediatric Neurology Rite Review"
Department of Neurology at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 7, 21, and 28, 2015

"Sleep and Epilepsy"
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 19, 2014

"Pediatric Neurology RITE Review"
Department of Neurology at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 25, 2014

"Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy and Arousal Disorders"
Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Department of Neurology at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 25, 2013

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.


Contact Information


St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Section of Neurology
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215.427.5273
Fax: 215.427.4284