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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Donna Stephenson, MD
Donna Stephenson
Pediatric Neurologist
Dr. Stephenson is an attending pediatric neurologist and medical director of Operations and Outreach for the Division of Neurology at CHOP. She has special interest in neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and developmental delay.


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Education and Training

BS, Juniata College (Biology/Psychology), 1989

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1995

Certificate, University Of Pennsylvania (Health Care Innovation), 2020

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Neurologist

Medical Director of Operations and Outreach, Division of Neurology

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

Child Neurology Society

Professional Awards

Top Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine, 2017

Award for Resident Teaching, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania , 2015

Top Doctor, Mainline Today, 2015

Publication Highlights

Fitzgerald MP, Kaufman MC, Massey SL, Fridinger S, Prelack M, Ellis C, Ortiz-Gonzalez X, Fried LE, DiGiovine MP; CHOP Pediatric Epilepsy Program Collaborative, Melamed S, Malcolm M, Banwell B, Stephenson D, Witzman SM, Gonzalez A, Dlugos D, Kessler SK, Goldberg EM, Abend NS, Helbig I. Assessing seizure burden in pediatric epilepsy using an electronic medical record-based tool through a common data element approach. Epilepsia. 2021 Jul; 62(7): 1617-1628. PubMed PMID: 34075580
Chadehumbe M, Craig S, Stephenson D, Helbig I. Child Neurology Telemedicine: Understanding the Data We Have and Finding the Patients We Do Not See. Pediatr Neurol. 2021 Mar; 116:84. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2020.11.010. Epub 2020 Dec 13. PMID: 33508732