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Neurology / Pediatric

Craig M. Zaidman, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Division of Adult Neurology


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Neurology
Neurophysiology
Neuromuscular Disease

Patients Seen At
Neuromuscular Division
McMillan Building
517 South Euclid Avenue, , Lower Level
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-6981
Fax:   314-362-3752
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Mailing Address
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Ave
Campus Box 8206
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Adult and pediatric neurology, neuromuscular disease.

Board Certification
Clinical Neurophysiology -- Certified
Neurology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Psychology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1995
Medical Degree: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2001
Residency: Pediatrics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island , 2003
Residency: Neurology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2004
Residency: Child Neurology, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 2007
Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Invited Speaker, AANEM Annual Meeting: Large Group Ultrasound Demonstration – topic: Common Ultrasound Findings of Muscle Imaging, 2008

Invited Speaker, AANEM Annual Meeting: Special Interest Group entitled: Neuromuscular Imaging, 2007

Editorial Responsibilities
Ad Hoc Reviewer
Muscle and Nerve
Neuromuscular Disorders

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Zaidman CM, Pestronk A. Nerve Size in CIDP Varies with Disease Activity and Therapy Response Over Time: A Retrospective Ultrasound Study. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Feb 25.

Zaidman CM, Harms MB, Pestronk A. Ultrasound of inherited vs. acquired demyelinating polyneuropathies. J Neurol. 2013 Dec;260(12):3115-21.

Zaidman CM, Wu JS, Wilder S, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Minimal training is required to reliably perform quantitative ultrasound of muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Nov 12.

Sommerville RB, Zaidman CM, Pestronk A. Coenzyme Q10 deficiency in children: frequent type 2C muscle fibers with normal morphology. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Nov;48(5):722-6.

Perlman SJ, Zaidman CM. Childhood Graves disease masquerading as myasthenia gravis. J Child Neurol. 2013 Oct;28(10):1309-11.

Connolly AM, Florence JM, Cradock MM, Malkus EC, Schierbecker JR, Siener CA, Wulf CO, Anand P, Golumbek PT, Zaidman CM, Philip Miller J, Lowes LP, Alfano LN, Viollet-Callendret L, Flanigan KM, Mendell JR, McDonald CM, Goude E, Johnson L, Nicorici A, Karachunski PI, Day JW, Dalton JC, Farber JM, Buser KK, Darras BT, Kang PB, Riley SO, Shriber E, Parad R, Bushby K, Eagle M; MDA DMD Clinical Research Network. Motor and cognitive assessment of infants and young boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: results from the Muscular Dystrophy Association DMD Clinical Research Network. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Jul;23(7):529-39.

Zaidman CM, Seelig MJ, Baker JC, Mackinnon SE, Pestronk A. Detection of peripheral nerve pathology: comparison of ultrasound and MRI. Neurology. 2013 Apr 30;80(18):1634-40.

Zaidman CM, Holland MR, Noetzel MJ, Park TS, Pestronk A. Newborn brachial plexus palsy: evaluation of severity using quantitative ultrasound of muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Feb;47(2):246-54.

Zaidman CM, Holland MR, Hughes MS. Quantitative ultrasound of skeletal muscle: reliable measurements of calibrated muscle backscatter from different ultrasound systems. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012 Sep;38(9):1618-25.

Zaidman CM, Malkus EC, Siener C, Florence J, Pestronk A, Al-Lozi M. Qualitative and quantitative skeletal muscle ultrasound in late-onset acid maltase deficiency. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Sep;44(3):418-23.

Weihl CC, Miller SE, Zaidman CM, Pestronk A, Baloh RH, Al-Lozi M. Novel GNE mutations in two phenotypically distinct HIBM2 patients. Neuromuscul Disord. 2011 Feb;21(2):102-5.

Zaidman CM, Connolly AM, Malkus EC, Florence JM, Pestronk A. Quantitative ultrasound using backscatter analysis in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Neuromuscul Disord. 2010 Dec;20(12):805-9.

Zaidman CM, Al-Lozi M, Pestronk A. Peripheral nerve size in normals and patients with polyneuropathy: an ultrasound study. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Dec;40(6):960-6.

Zaidman CM, Holland MR, Anderson CC, Pestronk A. Calibrated quantitative ultrasound imaging of skeletal muscle using backscatter analysis. Muscle Nerve. 2008 Jul;38(1):893-8.

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


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