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Adam Hartman, MD

Adam Lindsay Hartman, MD
Director, Center for Pediatric Rasmussen Syndrome
Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Titles

  • Director, Center for Pediatric Rasmussen Syndrome
  • Director, Basic Epilepsy Research, Pediatric Epilepsy Division
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Epilepsy Center
  • Pediatric Neurology Center

Expertise

Epilepsy, Ketogenic diet, Neurology

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Ketogenic diet; Seizure models

Biography

Dr. Adam Hartman focuses on treating children with epilepsy, with an emphasis on those whose seizures have not been adequately controlled with medication. As one of the Attending Physicians in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, he evaluates and manages patients in his clinic who may be candidates for epilepsy surgery, including those with Rasmussen syndrome, brain malformations, and perinatal strokes. Patients who may not be surgery candidates due to inborn errors of metabolism (particularly mitochondrial disorders) also are a special interest for Dr. Hartman. He is the Co-Director of the Neurology Intensive Care Nursery and is an Attending Physician on the Pediatric Neurology Inpatient Service.

Dr. Hartman's laboratory is focused on discovering the anticonvulsant and disease-modifying mechanisms underlying several types of metabolism-based therapy for epilepsy, including the ketogenic diet. He is working at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with J. Marie Hardwick, PhD on this project.

Dr. Adam Hartman received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. After completing his residency in Pediatrics in the National Capital Uniformed Services Pediatric Residency Program (National Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center), he served as a general pediatrician in the US Navy for five years (the last as division head of general pediatrics at Naval Medical Center San Diego). He completed his residency in pediatric neurology and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/pediatric epilepsy, both at Johns Hopkins. During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Hartman worked in the Epilepsy Research Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH under the direction of Michael Rogawski, MD.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

1998-present Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
1999-present Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics Section, AAP
1999-present Uniformed Services Section, AAP
2000-2008 Ambulatory Pediatric Association
2006-present American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
2006 Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
2007-present Member, American Academy of Neurology
2007-present Member, American Epilepsy Society
2007-present Member, Child Neurology Society
2007-present Abilities Network (Epilepsy Foundation), Professional Advisory Board
2008-present Section on Neurology, AAP
2008-present Infant Seizure Society (Japan), Corresponding Member

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine ( Chicago IL ) (1994)

    Residencies

    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Neurology ( Baltimore MD ) (2005)
    • National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda)/Pediatrics ( Bethesda MD ) (1997)

    Fellowships

    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Neurology ( Baltimore MD ) (2007)

    Certifications

    • Neurology/Special Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2006)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Research Publications

    Chatterton RT, Jr., Hartman AL, Lynn DE, Hickson RC. Exercise-Induced Ovarian Dysfunction in the Rat. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1990;193:220-224.
    Hartman AL. The Role of Military Strategies in Medical Thinking. Perspec Biol Med 1993;36:177-183.
    Malik KF, Kim J, Hartman AL, Kim P, Young WS, III. Binding Preferences of the POU Domain Protein Brain-4: Implications for Autoregulation. Mol Brain Res 1996;38:209-221.
    Hartman A, Stocker JT, and Moriarty R. A 7-Week-Old Male with Respiratory Congestion (Grand Rounds). J. Pediatr. 1998;133:457-462.
    Hartman AL, Van Bennekom T. An Infant with Propionic Acidemia. Pediatr Rev 2002;23:284, 288-290.
    Hartman AL, Comi AM. Case 4: Just a Bruise? Medscape General Medicine. Nov 21, 2003. Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/464767
    Winnick S, Lucas DO, Hartman AL, Toll D. How do you improve compliance? Pediatrics 2005;115:e718-e724.
    Hartman AL, Kossoff EH. Epilepsy surgery for the neurocutaneous disorders. Semin Pediatr Neurol 2006;13:63-67.
    Gasior M, Rogawski MA, Hartman AL. Neuroprotective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet. Behav Pharmacol 2006;17:431-439.
    Hartman AL, Vining EPGV. Clinical Aspects of the Ketogenic Diet. Epilepsia 2007;48:31-42.
    Freeman JM, Kossoff EH, Hartman AL. The Ketogenic Diet: One Decade Later (State-of-the-Art Review Article). Pediatrics 2007;119:535-543.
    Gasior M, French A, Joy M, Tang R, Hartman AL, Rogawski MA. The Anticonvulsant Activity of Acetone, the Major Ketone Body in the Ketogenic Diet, Is Not Dependent on Its Metabolites Acetol, 1,2-Propanediol, Methylglyoxal or Pyruvic Acid. Epilepsia 2007;48:793-800.
    Hartman AL, Gasior M, Vining EPG, Rogawski MA. The Neuropharmacology of the Ketogenic Diet. Pediatric Neurology 2007;36:281-292.
    Hartman AL, Lesser RP. Update on Epilepsy and Cerebral Localization. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2007;7:498-507.
    Hartman AL, Lyle M, Rogawski MA Gasior M. Efficacy of the Ketogenic Diet in the 6-Hz Seizure Test. Epilepsia 2008;49:334-339 (published online 12/07).
    Baranano KW, Hartman AL. The ketogenic diet: uses in epilepsy and other neurologic illnesses. Curr Treat Options Neurol 2008;10:410-419.
    Hartman AL. Does the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet in different epilepsies yield insights into its mechanisms? Epilepsia 2008;49(Suppl 8):53-56.
    Graham EM, Ruis KA, Hartman AL, Northington FJ, Fox HE. A Systematic Review of the Role of Intrapartum Hypoxia-ischemia in the Causation of Neonatal Encephalopathy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008, 199:587-595.
    Hartman AL, Lunney KM, Serena JE. Pediatric Stroke: Do clinical factors predict delays in presentation? J Pediatr. 2008 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print].
    Kossoff EH, Hartman AL, Rubenstein JE, Vining EP. High-dose oral prednisolone for infantile spasms: an effective and less expensive alternative to ACTH. Epilepsy Behav 2009;14:674-676.
    Morrison PF, Pyzik PL, Hamdy R, Hartman AL, Kossoff EK. The influence of concurrent anticonvulsants on the efficacy of the ketogenic diet. Epilepsia 2009, in press.

    Book Chapters

    Hartman AL. Seizures. In: JC Woodhead, ed. Pediatric Clerkship Guide. St. Louis:Mosby, 2003:327-333.
    Hartman AL. Neurology. In: JC Woodhead, ed. Pediatric Clerkship Guide. St. Louis:Mosby, 2003:583-595.
    Hartman AL, Comi AM. Mitochondrial Disorders. In: HS Singer, EH Kossoff, AL Hartman, TO Crawford, eds. Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders. New York:Taylor & Francis, 2005
    Hartman AL, Vining EPG. Febrile Seizures. In: RT Johnson, JW Griffin, JC McArthur, eds. Current Therapy in Neurologic Disease. Philadelphia:Mosby, 2006
    Hartman AL, Singer HS. Tourette Syndrome and Associated Neurobehavioral Problems. In: Accardo PJ, ed. Capute & Accardos Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Infancy and Childhood, 3rd ed. Baltimore:Brookes, 2008
    Hartman A. Seizures. In: JC Woodhead, ed. Pediatric Clerkship Guide, 2nd ed. St. Louis:Mosby, 2008:327-333.
    Hartman A. Neurology. In: JC Woodhead, ed. Pediatric Clerkship Guide, 2nd ed. St. Louis:Mosby, 2008:604-617.
    Hartman AL. Normal Anatomy of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Compartment. In: Irani DN, ed. Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Practice. Philadeplphia:Saunders, 2009.
    Hartman AL, Vining, EP. Isolated Seizures and Epileptic Disorders. In: Irani DN, ed. Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Practice. Philadeplphia:Saunders, 2009.

    Lab

    Dr. Adam Hartman's laboratory is focused on discovering the anticonvulsant and disease-modifying mechanisms underlying several types of metabolism-based therapy for epilepsy, including the ketogenic diet. He is working at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with J. Marie Hardwick, PhD on this project.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    1989 Phi Beta Kappa
    1989 Departmental Honors
    1989 Lewis Sarrett Scholarship Prize in Chemistry
    1991-1992 Howard Hughes Medical Institute - National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program
    1996 Howard Johnson Award for Housestaff Research, Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar,American Academy of Pediatrics
    2002 Preceptor of the Year, Interservice Physician Assistant Program, Naval School of Health Sciences
    2002 Francis C. Rash Award (Teacher of the Year), Naval Medical Center San Diego Pediatric Residency Program
    2005 Jay Slotkin Award (Best Resident Research Project), Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    2006 Merritt-Putnam Award, Epilepsy Foundation

    Professional Activities

    Dr. Adam Hartman is a co-editor of Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders, and has authored other research publications and textbook chapters on metabolism-based therapy and epilepsy surgery. He is the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Neurology Residency.
  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Caring for a Baby With Epilepsy, Parents (March 2014)

    How to Handle a Child's Seizure, HealthDay (11/15/2013)

  • Upcoming Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-9100
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-9100
    Fax: 410-614-0373
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    Department/Division

    • Neurology - Pediatric Neurology

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