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Wendy G Mitchell, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 82 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 2471


Wendy Mitchell, MD, is Professor of Clinical Neurology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. She is acting Division Head of Neurology at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, where she has practiced for over 30 years. She is a native of Los Angeles. Her current research interests include cognitive and behavioral aspects of childhood epilepsy, clinical research in anticonvulsants, and a rare immune-mediated syndrome, opsoclonus-myoclonus (or dancing eyes syndrome). In her free time she enjoys scuba diving and yoga.


Sirois PA, Aaron L, Montepiedra G, Pearson DA, Kapetanovic S, Williams PL, Garvie PA, Nozyce ML, Malee K, Nichols SL, Kammerer BL, Mitchell WG, Mintz M, Oleske JM. Stimulant Medications and Cognition, Behavior and Quality of Life in Children and Youth with HIV. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Jan; 35(1):e12-8. View in: PubMed

Mitchell WG, Wooten AA, O'Neil SH, Rodriguez JG, Cruz RE, Wittern R. Effect of Increased Immunosuppression on Developmental Outcome of Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS). J Child Neurol. 2015 Jul; 30(8):976-82. View in: PubMed

Desai J, Ramos-Platt L, Mitchell WG. Treatment of pediatric chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy: Challenges, controversies and questions. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2015 Jul-Sep; 18(3):327-30. View in: PubMed

Ng YT, Conry J, Mitchell WG, Buchhalter J, Isojarvi J, Lee D, Drummond R, Chung S. Clobazam is equally safe and efficacious for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome across different age groups: Post hoc analyses of short- and long-term clinical trial results. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 May; 46:221-6. View in: PubMed

Wirrell EC, Shellhaas RA, Joshi C, Keator C, Kumar S, Mitchell WG. How should children with West syndrome be efficiently and accurately investigated? Results from the National Infantile Spasms Consortium. Epilepsia. 2015 Apr; 56(4):617-25. View in: PubMed

Conry JA, Ng YT, Kernitsky L, Mitchell WG, Veidemanis R, Drummond R, Isojarvi J, Lee D, Paolicchi JM. Stable dosages of clobazam for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome are associated with sustained drop-seizure and total-seizure improvements over 3 years. Epilepsia. 2014 Apr; 55(4):558-67. View in: PubMed

Desai J, Mitchell WG. Assessment of Control in Typical Childhood Absence Epilepsy. J Child Neurol. 2013 Mar 25. View in: PubMed

Desai J, Mitchell WG. Acute cerebellar ataxia, acute cerebellitis, and opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. J Child Neurol. 2012 Nov; 27(11):1482-8. View in: PubMed

Tate ED, Pranzatelli MR, Verhulst SJ, Markwell SJ, Franz DN, Graf WD, Joseph SA, Khakoo YN, Lo WD, Mitchell WG, Sivaswamy L. Active comparator-controlled, rater-blinded study of corticotropin-based immunotherapies for opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. J Child Neurol. 2012 Jul; 27(7):875-84. View in: PubMed

Desai J, Mitchell WG, Rosser T, Ramos-Platt L, Ahsan N, Langille MM, Toczek MT. Clinical associations of occipital intermittent rhythmic delta activity. J Child Neurol. 2012 Apr; 27(4):503-6. View in: PubMed

Desai JD, Toczek MT, Mitchell WG. Frontal intermittent rhythmic delta activity (FIRDA): Is there a clinical significance in children and adolescents? Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2012 Mar; 16(2):138-41. View in: PubMed

Desai J, Mitchell WG. Does one more medication help? Effect of adding another anticonvulsant in childhood epilepsy. J Child Neurol. 2011 Mar; 26(3):329-33. View in: PubMed

Crain MJ, Chernoff MC, Oleske JM, Brogly SB, Malee KM, Borum PR, Meyer WA, Mitchell WG, Moye JH, Ford-Chatterton HM, Van Dyke RB, Seage Iii GR. Possible mitochondrial dysfunction and its association with antiretroviral therapy use in children perinatally infected with HIV. J Infect Dis. 2010 Jul 15; 202(2):291-301. View in: PubMed

Partikian A, Mitchell WG. Neurodevelopmental and epilepsy outcomes in a North American cohort of patients with infantile spasms. J Child Neurol. 2010 Apr; 25(4):423-8. View in: PubMed

Sirois PA, Montepiedra G, Kapetanovic S, Williams PL, Pearson DA, Malee K, Garvie PA, Kammerer BL, Nichols SL, Nozyce ML, Mintz M, Mitchell WG, Oleske JM. Impact of medications prescribed for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder on physical growth in children and adolescents with HIV. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2009 Oct; 30(5):403-12. View in: PubMed

Khanlou N, Mathern GW, Mitchell WG, Salamon N, Pope WB, Yong WH, Vinters HV. Cortical dysplasia with prominent Rosenthal fiber formation in a case of intractable pediatric epilepsy. Hum Pathol. 2009 Aug; 40(8):1200-4. View in: PubMed

Conry JA, Ng YT, Paolicchi JM, Kernitsky L, Mitchell WG, Ritter FJ, Collins SD, Tracy K, Kormany WN, Abdulnabi R, Riley B, Stolle J. Clobazam in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Epilepsia. 2009 May; 50(5):1158-66. View in: PubMed

Pranzatelli MR, Tate ED, Travelstead AL, Baumgardner CA, Gowda NV, Halthore SN, Kerstan P, Kossak BD, Mitchell WG, Taub JW. Insights on chronic-relapsing opsoclonus-myoclonus from a pilot study of mycophenolate mofetil. J Child Neurol. 2009 Mar; 24(3):316-22. View in: PubMed

Mitchell WG, Tseng-Ong L. Reviews of infant botulism at childrens hospital los angeles. J Child Neurol. 2008 Aug; 23(8):968. View in: PubMed

Tseng-Ong L, Mitchell WG. Infant botulism: 20 years' experience at a single institution. J Child Neurol. 2007 Dec; 22(12):1333-7. View in: PubMed

Partikian A, Mitchell WG. Major adverse events associated with treatment of infantile spasms. J Child Neurol. 2007 Dec; 22(12):1360-6. View in: PubMed

Partikian A, Mitchell WG. Iatrogenic botulism in a child with spastic quadriparesis. J Child Neurol. 2007 Oct; 22(10):1235-7. View in: PubMed

Glauser TA, Mitchell WG, Weinstock A, Bebin M, Chen D, Coupez R, Stockis A, Lu ZS. Pharmacokinetics of levetiracetam in infants and young children with epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2007 Jun; 48(6):1117-22. View in: PubMed

Turkel SB, Brumm VL, Mitchell WG, Tavare CJ. Mood and behavioral dysfunction with opsoclonus-myoclonus ataxia. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2006; 18(2):239-41. View in: PubMed

Matthay KK, Blaes F, Hero B, Plantaz D, De Alarcon P, Mitchell WG, Pike M, Pistoia V. Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome in neuroblastoma a report from a workshop on the dancing eyes syndrome at the advances in neuroblastoma meeting in Genoa, Italy, 2004. Cancer Lett. 2005 Oct 18; 228(1-2):275-82. View in: PubMed

Mitchell WG, Brumm VL, Azen CG, Patterson KE, Aller SK, Rodriguez J. Longitudinal neurodevelopmental evaluation of children with opsoclonus-ataxia. Pediatrics. 2005 Oct; 116(4):901-7. View in: PubMed

Mitchell WG, Tseng-Ong L. Catastrophic presentation of infant botulism may obscure or delay diagnosis. Pediatrics. 2005 Sep; 116(3):e436-8. View in: PubMed

Mitchell WG, Shah NS. Vigabatrin for infantile spasms. Pediatr Neurol. 2002 Sep; 27(3):161-4. View in: PubMed

Shah NS, Mitchell WG, Boles RG. Mitochondrial disorders: a potentially under-recognized etiology of infantile spasms. J Child Neurol. 2002 May; 17(5):369-72. View in: PubMed

Mitchell WG. Status epilepticus and acute serial seizures in children. J Child Neurol. 2002 Jan; 17 Suppl 1:S36-43. View in: PubMed

Mitchell WG, Davalos-Gonzalez Y, Brumm VL, Aller SK, Burger E, Turkel SB, Borchert MS, Hollar S, Padilla S. Opsoclonus-ataxia caused by childhood neuroblastoma: developmental and neurologic sequelae. Pediatrics. 2002 Jan; 109(1):86-98. View in: PubMed

Mitchell W. Neurological and developmental effects of HIV and AIDS in children and adolescents. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2001; 7(3):211-6. View in: PubMed

Mitchell WG, Scheier LM, Baker SA. Adherence to treatment in children with epilepsy: who follows "doctor's orders"? Epilepsia. 2000 Dec; 41(12):1616-25. View in: PubMed

Mitchell WG, Conry JA, Crumrine PK, Kriel RL, Cereghino JJ, Groves L, Rosenfeld WE. An open-label study of repeated use of diazepam rectal gel (Diastat) for episodes of acute breakthrough seizures and clusters: safety, efficacy, and tolerance. North American Diastat Group. Epilepsia. 1999 Nov; 40(11):1610-7. View in: PubMed

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