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Neurology / Pediatric

Christina A. Gurnett, MD, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Neurology
Division of Pediatric Neurology


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Neurology
EEG
Pediatric Epilepsy

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Hospital, Suite C/D, 2nd floor
St. Louis , MO  63110
314-454-6120
Fax:   314-454-2523
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 So. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8111
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric neurological disorders, epilepsy, neurogenetic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders.

Board Certification
Pediatric Neurology -- Certified
Neurology -- Certified
Clinical Neurophysiology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Biology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1991
Medical Degree: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1998
Ph.D.: Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa , 1998
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2000
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, St Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
Fellowship: Pediatric Epilepsy, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 2004
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Early Career Award of the Epilepsy Foundation/Milken Family Foundation, 2005
Fritz Dreifuss Award of the National Epifellows Foundation, 2004
Affinity Bioreagents Travel Award, 1997
Biophysical Society- Membrane Biophysics Subgroup Award for Best Presentation, 1996
Edward Heath Award for Best Research Presentation, 1995
American Heart Associate Predoctoral Fellowship, Iowa Affiliate, 1994-7

Selected or Recent Publications
Gurnett CA, Keppel C, Bick J, Bowcock AM, Dobbs MB. Absence of HOXD10 mutations in idiopathic clubfoot and sporadic vertical talus. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2007; Apr 5.

Gurnett CA, Hedera P. New ideas in epilepsy genetics: novel epilepsy genes, copy number alterations, and gene regulation, Arch Neurol, 2007; 64(3):324-8.

Gurnett CA, Bowcock AM, Dietz FR, Morcuende JA, Murray JC, Dobbs MB. Two novel point mutations in the long-range SHH enhancer in three families with triphalangeal thumb and preaxial polydactyly, Am J Med Genet A, 2007; 143:27-32.

Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB, Keppel CR, Pincus ER, Jansen, LA, Bowcock AM. Additional evidence of a locus for complex febrile and afebrile seizures on chromosome 12q22-23.3, Neurogenetics 2007; 8:61-63.

Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB, Nordsieck EJ, Keppel C, Goldfarb CA, Morcuende JA, Bowcock AM. Evidence for an additional locus for split hand/foot malformation in chromosome region 8q21.11-q22.3,Amer J Med Genet A 2006; 140:1744-1748.

Ma S, Blair MA, Abou-Khalil B, Lagrange AH, Gurnett CA, Hedera P. Mutations in the GABRA1 and EFHC1 genes are rare in familial juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Epilepsy Res 2006; 71:129-134.

Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA, Pierce B, Exner GU, Robarge J, Morcuende JA, Cole WG, Templeton PA, Foster B, Bowcock AM. HOXD10 M319K mutation in a family with isolated congenital vertical talus, J Orth Res, 2006: 24(3):448-453.

Dobbs MB, Walton T, Gordon JE, Schoenecker PL, Gurnett CA, Flexor digitorum accessorius longus muscle is associated with familial congenital clubfoot, J Ped Ortho 2005: 25(3):357-9.

Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA, Robarge J, Gordon JE, Morcuende JA, Bowcock AM. Variable hand and foot abnormalities in family with congential vertical talus and CDMP-1 mutation, J Ortho Res 2005: 23(6):1490-4.

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