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Neurology / Pediatric

John Zempel, MD, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Director, EEG Laboratories, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Epilepsy
Sleep Medicine

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite D, Floor 2
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-454-4225
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Mailing Address
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Ave.
Campus Box: 8111
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Epilepsy in children, autism, pediatric sleep disorders, Landau-Kleffner syndrome.

Board Certification
Child Neurology -- Certified
Neurology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S. : Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1985
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995
Ph.D.: Neurobiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997
Residency: Adult Neurology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998
Residency: Child Neurology, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000
Fellowship: Pediatric Epilepsy, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2011-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Lawrence R, Mathur A, The Tich SN, Zempel J, Inder T, A Pilot Study of Continuous Limited-Channel aEEG in Term Infants with Encephalopathy J Pediatr. 2009 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Larson-Prior LJ, Zempel JM, Nolan TS, Prior FW, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME. Cortical network functional connectivity in the descent to sleep Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Shah, DK, Mackay, MT, Lavery S, Watson, S, Harvey, AS, Zempel, J, Mathur, A, Inder, TE, Accuracy of bedside electroencephalographic monitoring in comparison with simultaneous continuous conventional electroencephalography for seizure detection in term infants. Pediatrics 2008; 121(6): 1146-54

Gurnett, CA, R Veile, Zempel, J, Blackburn, Lovett, M, Bowcock, A, Disruption of sodium bicarbonate transporter SLC4A10 in a patient with complex partial epilepsy and mental retardation. Arch Neurol 2008; 65(4): 550-3.

Johnston, JM, Vaishnavi, SN. Smyth, MD. Zhang, D, He, BJ, Zempel, JM, Shimony, JS, Snyder, AZ, Raichle, ME, Loss of resting interhemispheric functional connectivity after complete section of the corpus callosum.  J Neurosci 2008; 28(25): 6453-8.

Mathur, A.M, LD Morris, Teteh, F, Inder, TE, Zempel, J Utility of Prolonged Bedside Amplitude-Integrated Encephalogram in Encephalopathic Infants.  Am J Perinatol. Nov 2008; 25(10):611-5. Epub 2008 Oct 7.

He, BJ, Snyder, AZ, Zempel, JM, Smyth, MD, Raichle, ME, Electrophysiological correlates of the brain's intrinsic large-scale functional architecture Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008; 105(41): 16039-44.

Zempel, JM, Ives J, and Neil JJ: Recording seizures in an MR environment: The role of MR compatible animal monitoring. (2002) ISMRM Meeting, Tenth Annual Meeting. May 18-24, 2002

Zempel JM, Ives J, Neil JJ. Recording EEG in a high field MRI environment. Epilepsia 2001; 42(7):129

Ives JR, Zempel J, Brevard ME. Techniques and methods for recording animal EEG activity in high magnetic fields. Epilepsia 2001; 42(7):126

Ueno S, Zempel JM, Steinbach JH. Differences in the expression of GABA
receptors between functionally innvervated and non-inervated granule neurons in neonatal rat cerebellar cultures. Brain Res 1996; 714(1-2):49-56

Maconochie DJ, Zempel JM, Steinbach JH. How quickly can GABA receptors open? Neuron 1994; 12:61-71 ]

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

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