Ingo Helbig, MD
Dr. Helbig is a child neurologist and epilepsy genetics specialist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He received his MD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and completed his pediatric and child neurology residency in Melbourne (Australia), Kiel (Germany), and Philadelphia (USA). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His group has contributed to the major gene discoveries in human epilepsies over the last decade and is currently expanding its focus to data-driven approaches and precision medicine in childhood epilepsies.
Eric Marsh, MD
Dr. Marsh received his MD, PhD from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, with his studies focusing on the neural basis of adaptation in the occulomotor reflex circuit. After graduating NYU, he completed his pediatric residency at Bellevue Hospital before moving to Philadelphia and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for a child neurology fellowship. He completed a two year epilepsy clinical and research fellowship at CHOP funded by frants from the American Epilepsy Society and the Epilepsy Foundation. He then completed post-doctoral fellowship research under the guidance of Drs. Jeff Golden and Amy Brooks-Kayal. During this time he began his studies on the effect of Arx mutations on the physiology of the developing and mature cortex. With funding for this work, he became an assistant, then associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and CHOP.
His lab focuses primarily on understanding how developmental disorders lead to the early epileptic encephalopathies, using Arx mice as models of these conditions. Recently, he has been performing clinical studies on the safety and efficacy of Cannabidiol in Dravet Syndrome and other early onset severe epilepsies. Clinically, Dr. Marsh's focus and clinical research is on the clinical features and genetics of the early epileptic encephalopathies and brain malformations. He directs the Neurogenetics clinic at CHOP.
Jaime Zuckerman, PSYD
Dr. Jaime Spinell Zuckerman is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She specializes in treating adults with anxiety, depression and those adjusting/living with medical illnesses. Over the years, Dr Zuckerman has done extensive work with the Epilepsy Foundation, consisting of family and patient support groups, staff presentations, as well as presenting for families at the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA's annual conference.
Dr. Zuckerman received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University. She went on to obtain her Doctorate in clinical psychology, with a specialty in clinical health psychology, at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Her research focused largely on the interplay between depression, anxiety and physical illness. She completed both her residency and post doctoral fellowship in New York at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She later returned to Pennsylvania to work at the Coatesville VA Medical Center as the unit psychologist for the acute medical floors, nursing home and hospice facilities. She later accepted a position as the Director of Psychological Services at The Center for Neuroscience at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media. It is there that she developed her interest and passion for working with people with epilepsy and their families. Also, she has been a former adjunct professor of psychology at LaSalle and Penn State Universities.
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